We’ve been proud to see small, neighborhood-based farmers markets spreading rapidly throughout the city over the past several years. But this is Chicago, and eventually a market would run into the harsh reality of city politics. We’ve discussed the bureaucratic obstacles to creative foodspaces before, but Gaper’s Block reports a new twist – Logan Square Alderman Rey Colon is trying to pull the permit for the Logan Square Farmers Market. Allegedly, Colon is angry about political campaigning (for his opponent in the last election) at the market, by an employee of the managing organization, the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce.
via Could Political Complications Shut Down the Logan Square Farmers Market?: Chicagoist.