The better news: A lawsuit filed last November by the Schnitzel King and Cupcakes for Courage attempts to override the operators laws enforced by the city. These laws require food trucks to install a GPS system on board that ensures they do not park within 200 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The suit claims that the regulations violate the Illinois Constitution and do not allow the trucks to reasonably operate their businesses.
Yesterday, Cook County judge Peter A. Flynn reviewed the case. According to the Sun-Times, Flynn said, “It is not clear...how the city proposes to protect against the misuse of the data (collected).” Basically, the government can monitor the trucks when they are parked during service, but they can also track them during the owners' personal time. Flynn advanced the case, dismissing one argument that trucks be treated the same as restaurants, and it will have its day in court in September.