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Rahm wants to loosen open-container laws at Navy Pier

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Clayton Guse

Rahm Emanuel began his second term as mayor earlier this week, and one of his first proposed measures aims to liberate tourists from the dogmatic binds of alcohol regulation.

The plan, which was introduced Wednesday, would allow patrons to carry open containers of alcohol throughout Navy Pier—as long as the beverage was served to them by a bar or restaurant on the pier. The proposal would require the drinks to be in a disposable cup "that clearly identifies the name of the establishment from which the alcoholic liquor was obtained."

Navy Pier guests are currently required to drink their booze in the bar or restaurant where it was purchased. The loosened regulations would go a long way in reducing crowds and lines inside the pier, and would go even further in terms of making tourists at the pier even more obnoxious. 

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