Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to crack down on some deadbeats has been recommended by a City Council committee.
The idea is to impose jail time and fines up to a thousand dollars on deadbeats who fail to show up for their hearings on charges of gambling, drunkenness and urinating in public. The aldermen also approved maybe having parents show up for social services with their kids who violate curfew.
Alderman Emma Mitts didn’t think that one went far enough.
“We’re coming into the summer and all I’ve been hearing is something the kids do now and it’s called some kinda dance that they dance all over the street and the restaurants,” Mitts said. “And they’re stopping traffic! Where is the parent?”
That’s the kind of behavior police had to corral on the magnificent mile last weekend.
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