City bolsters ban on sale of unauthorized Cubs merchandise

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CHICAGO – The city is pushing forward a measure to bolster the ban on the sale of unauthorized Cubs merchandise outside Wrigley Field.

But legal challenges against the ban continue, including one being mounted by the vendor of Chicago Baseball Magazine.

The editor of the magazine argues that the ban violates his right to free speech.

Changes to the adjacent sidewalks ordinance would make it clear that sellers of printed materials, not produced by the Cubs, don’t have to obtain a peddler’s license like peddlers who sell t-shirts, hats and other Cubs trinkets.