Updates on cases, laws, and other topics of interest to local governments

Subscribe by Email

Enter your Email:
Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Subscribe in a Reader

Follow Municipal Minute on Twitter


Blog comments do not reflect the views or opinions of the Author or Ancel Glink. Some of the content may be considered attorney advertising material under the applicable rules of certain states. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Please read our full disclaimer

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Food Truck Case

We previously reported on a case that made its way to the Illinois Supreme Court involving a challenge to the City of Chicago's food truck ordinance. As we reported in the past, the operator of a cupcake food truck had challenged the ordinance on various grounds, including that the ordinance treated food trucks less favorably than traditional restaurants by prohibiting food trucks from locating within 200 feet of a brick and mortar restaurant with limited exceptions. The trial and appellate courts had rejected the food truck's claims, and the Illinois Supreme Court also upheld the City's ordinance. 

The food truck operator then filed a "writ of certiorari" with the U.S. Supreme Court asking that Court to take on the case. Just this week, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmatively declined to take the case, meaning that the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling in favor of the City of Chicago and upholding the City's ordinance will stand.


Post a Comment