This Wednesday the Chicago City Council votes on a crazy law that could kill small rock clubs, small theater, d.i.y. shows, and effect anything else smaller than Allstate Arena or Lollapalooza. There is an proposed Chicago 'event promoter ordinance' that would put severe restrictions on people who put on shows at small venues. According to Save Chicago Culture it would require a $2000 fee and even bands that put on their own shows would be counted as a 'promoter.' The Chicago City Council will vote this Wednesday, May 14, so if you want to contact your alderman do it quickly.
The text of the ordinance is at the Jim Derogotis' blog at the Sun Times HERE.
You can sign a petition by leaving a comment HERE.
BUT THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS E-MAIL OR CALL YOUR ALDERMAN TODAY OR TOMORROW AND ASK THEM TO VOTE AGAINST THE EVENT PROMOTER ORDINANCE! Find your alderman's contact info HERE.
UPDATE: Crisis Temporarily averted! Thanks to everyone that acted quickly and voiced your opinion to your local congressional figureheads.