First, the setup…
Legislation being considered by the Illinois House says dogs can accompany owners at outdoor cafes.
The bill is sponsored by State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago). It passed the Senate earlier this month.
The legislation applies to cities with populations over a million, meaning only Chicago qualifies.
The bill doesn’t propose allowing animals inside restaurants. It says that restaurants would have to comply with health codes and could refuse service to a dog owner if the animal’s behavior threatens the health or safety of other diners.
And now, the question: How do you feel about this proposal? Explain.