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Old 06-02-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: South Side
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OK, we have muggings, shootings, sidewalk preachers, beggars and potholes. And the city will concentrate on -- Bucket Boys!

"In a sure sign of summer, Chicago aldermen are once again talking about cracking down on "bucket boys" and other street musicians who seem to draw tourists and annoy locals in equal measure.

A City Council committee Tuesday approved a proposed measure from Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) that would make it easier for the city to revoke the licenses of street performers who exceed the decibel levels in the city's noise ordinance."

Chicago aldermen consider cracking down on 'bucket boys' and other loud street musicians -- chicagotribune.com
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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I guess the tranformation of downtown into a residential neighborhood has brought the annoying NIMBYs along with.

If you don't like noise, don't live downtown!
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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I guess the tranformation of downtown into a residential neighborhood has brought the annoying NIMBYs along with.

If you don't like noise, don't live downtown!

The amount of noise these obnoxious urchins make is indicitive of the current breakdown in civility. The buggers ought to be locked up.

And downtown was never home to the kind and volume of noise these barbarians make, not since the early 20th Century anyway. It's a business district not a foundry. Tell ya what, let 'em take their buckets down to 107th and Burley on the East Side, where the Interlake blast furnaces were.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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If they're doing it at midnight on Tuesday, then slap 'em with a ticket. But bucket boys on Saturday afternoon on Michigan Avenue shouldn't bother anyone.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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I always hated the cops sitting with those damn radar guns. I mean really, I personally can think of better things for them to do.

But now, thank god, someone's out to stop busking musicians. That's the real menace to Chicago, it isn't the drug dealers the CPD seems too stupid to notice (when anyone else in the neighborhood can tell you exactly who they are).
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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OK, we have muggings, shootings, sidewalk preachers, beggars and potholes. And the city will concentrate on -- Bucket Boys!

"In a sure sign of summer, Chicago aldermen are once again talking about cracking down on "bucket boys" and other street musicians who seem to draw tourists and annoy locals in equal measure.

A City Council committee Tuesday approved a proposed measure from Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) that would make it easier for the city to revoke the licenses of street performers who exceed the decibel levels in the city's noise ordinance."

Chicago aldermen consider cracking down on 'bucket boys' and other loud street musicians -- chicagotribune.com
I didn't read anything that said the city would "concentrate" on bucket boys. The city has the resources to address more than one issue at a time. Quality-of-life issues matter too.
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