Then the "licensing gestapo" came for the adults, like artisanal ice cream maker Mrs. Swanberg:Chicago Tribune -- "A few years ago, Kris Swanberg (pictured above), having been laid-off from her job as a Chicago Public School teacher, remembered she received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift. The Chicago mom fished it out of her kitchen cabinet and eventually started a new career.
MP: Maybe this is one reason we're not creating enough jobs... because burdensome government regulations are destroying businesses and jobs?
HT: Tim D.
Today Swanberg’s Nice Cream
— on sale at local Whole Foods and farmers markets — is considered a star of Chicago’s rich and beloved artisanal ice cream scene, one that could be shut down entirely by state rules, she recently learned.
She says that a couple of weeks ago a representative from the Illinois Department of Public Health came to Logan Square Kitchen and informed her she’d have to shut down if she did not get something called "a dairy license."
Swanberg and others in her field had operated for years now without ever hearing of such a thing and, indeed, they say, the City’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, to whom they applied for business licenses, never informed them they would need one to operate."