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Old 06-15-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Addison, IL (AHN) - It will be a hot summer in this Chicago neighbor this year, not only because of the rising temperature but a ban on window-mounted air conditioner units.

The prohibition is the result of an ordinance approved by the village board in March. It specifically banned the installation of window-mounted air coolers on walls that face the street or in side windows 12 feet or less from the street.

Illinois Town Bans Window-Mounted Air Conditioners | AHN | June 15, 2008 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7011267038 - broken link)
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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nice. Hope we don't have too much of a heat wave this summer.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Consider the source. Addison used to ban Hispanics.

Oh, ease up a little!
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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It's interesting that window AC units are perfectly fine for the exclusive vintage Co-Op buildings that line Lakeshore Drive and Park Avenue in New York, but not in the freaking Town of Addison?!? What a joke.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mn
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Addison is an UpScale town isn't it? These people make stupid ordinances to make it LOOK like they're earning their money.........
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Addison is an UpScale town isn't it?
Not really.
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Old 06-29-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I sure hope somehow this can be challenged in court. I am not all gung-ho for lawsuits to solve a problem, but this law needs to be stricken.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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What's the reasoning behind the ban? Unsightly? I mean, really...
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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How awful. You'd let a baby or an old person have a heat stroke 'cuz they look ugly? People should be ashamed.

Also, I haven't been here too long... did they really ban Hispanics or is that a joke?
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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So the town will look better but smell absolutely horrific when the bodies start dropping from heat stroke? I'm sure that will be a great attraction for others to move there.
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