Support Chicago Food Trucks
  • Petitioned Ald. Joe Moreno

This petition was delivered to:

Alderman, Ward 1
Ald. Joe Moreno
Alderman, Ward 27
Ald. Walter Burnett
Alderman, Ward 42
Ald. Brendan Reilly
Alderman, Ward 44
Ald. Thomas Tunney
Mayor's Office of Chicago
Mayor Emanuel

Support Chicago Food Trucks

    1.  Alex  Levine
    2. Petition by

      Alex Levine

      Chicago, IL

The strict 200-foot rule, GPS tracking and harsh parking penalties have nothing to do with protecting us, the public. The city is placing greater value on the interests of restaurants, and treating food truck entrepreneurs like second-class citizens. This affects our ability to choose where we as consumers want to spend our money. We should have the choice if we want to sit down at a restaurant or grab food from a food truck. 

Click here to see a map of where trucks can/cannot park with the 200 foot parking restriction.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Food Truck Day Tomorrow, July 12

       Alex  Levine
      Petition Organizer

      Tomorrow July 12 is Food Truck Day in Chicago! Choose food trucks for lunch tomorrow! In honor of the big public hearing on July 19th, participating food trucks will be giving something for free to the first 19 patrons at their lunchtime stops.

    3. Food truck rally tomorrow night

       Alex  Levine
      Petition Organizer

      Tomorrow at Fischman's Liquors, food trucks and food truck fans will be rallying to support this petition and amendments to proposed food truck legislation. Come out and support them while enjoy their food (and drinks from Fischman's)! At the rally, I will give away a t-shirt to the first 19 people who come up to me; you can also purchase the t-shirt at cost (see link provided).

      We need as many people as possible to show up (ideally in these shirts) at the public hearing on 7/19 to show the aldermen that consumers want the right to choose where they spend their money.

      7/12, 6pm: Rally at Fischman's Liquors: 4780 N Milwaukee Ave
      7/19 11am: Public Hearing: Room 201A, City Hall, 121 North La Salle Street
      7/25 10am: City Council Vote

    4. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara Schenk FOREST PARK, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      competition is the American way - let the little guy have a chance too...

    • Samantha Maglqya CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I love the idea of food trucks. I wish Chicago was more like New York. I have 5 children so eating in a restaurant isn't easy and I'm beyond tired of MD's, Wendy's, Popeye's, and all the others.

    • Michelle Ford LANSING, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Friend of Original Chicago Schnitzel King

    • Helen Balasny CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Chicago food trucks have created jobs, bring in over $6.4 million in revenue and give us consumers more choice. I am more likely to have a meal out with all of the food trucks around. And all this competion is only good for Chicago's restaurant and food industry!

      • over 2 years ago

      Food trucks allow for a better meal for those of us whose work does not allow for a full 1-hour lunch. It also allows the city to put its culinary culture on display year-round. Harsh fines, GPS tracking, and a 200-ft ban from restaurants undermines the intent of this law and serves to stifle competition.


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