Patrick J. O'Connor

Chicago revises body armor ordinance but delays enforcement

The Chicago City Council passed a revised body armor ordinance that adds to the list of people allowed to wear the protective gear to include actors and journalists but voted to hold off on enforcing it until state lawmakers have a chance to pass a bill of their own this summer.

Wednesday's ordinance was passed after critics said an ordinance approved last month to prohibit everyone but police officers, emergency workers and a few others from wearing body armor was unfair to shopkeepers and others that might need it for protection.

The council may not be done revising the ordinance. Alderman Patrick O'Connor says depending on what the state bill looks like, the council...

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