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Park Ridge Cleans Up Ordinances, Makes Dirty Words Legal

Park Ridge City Council eliminates a law that made swearing in public illegal.

Park Ridge Cleans Up Ordinances, Makes Dirty Words Legal

Residents of Park Ridge can now take their fingers off the censor button while in public.

The Park Ridge City Council eliminated a law that made it illegal "to use profanity in any street, alley or public place of the City," as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Having an anti-swearing law on the books, even if it is no longer enforced, presents a freedom-of-speech issue, Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski told the Sun-Times.

The law was removed as part of an effort to clean up city ordinances.

To read the entire story, visit the Chicago Sun-Times.

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