Street musicians play in a band in front of the Chicago City Council Feb. 22, the day deciding whether to ban street performers. (Wen-Yee Lee/MEDILL)

Downtown Street Performers Ban Deferred

By Wen-Yee Lee

Street performers have become a staple along Michigan Avenue, but that could change if one Chicago alderman has his way. Chicago City Council voted Feb. 22, deferring the proposed ordinance led by the 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, which restricts street performers on Michigan Ave. and State Street.

Photo at top: Street musicians play in a band in front of the Chicago City Council Feb. 22, decision day on whether to ban street performers.(Wen-Yee Lee/MEDILL)