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Chicago City Council Approves Party Bus Crackdown

Posted on September 15, 2016

Rowdy party bus patrons just need to sit down and watch the Rihanna video to avoid bad behavior and enhance safety. (LCT 2015 file photo)
Rowdy party bus patrons just need to sit down and watch the Rihanna video to avoid bad behavior and enhance safety. (LCT 2015 file photo)
CHICAGO -- Party bus drivers will soon be held responsible for — and forced to take “corrective action” to stop — the behavior of their rowdy and inebriated patrons.

The City Council cracked the whip on the buses Sept. 14 at the behest of Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) and his downtown constituents fed up with what Reilly has called “rolling tinder boxes” filled with inebriated patrons dropped at the doorstep of bars and nightclubs to drink even more.

The crackdown requires those vehicles to take “corrective action” that ranges from evicting the inebriated offender to terminating the trip and returning all passengers to the “point of origin.”

Chicago Sun-Times article here

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