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February 21, 2004
Chicago Tribune
Saving gay bar falls 3 votes short

A bill designed to help Big Chicks, a predominantly gay bar in Uptown threatened with closing because it violates state law by operating within 100 feet of a synagogue, did not muster enough support Friday in the House. Illinois law prohibits taverns within 100 feet of schools, hospitals and houses of worship. The bill would change the 100-foot rule to apply only to the main entrance rather than any part of the building.

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