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    Ald. Nicholas Sposato (38) speaks during a Columbus Day event in October 2020. [Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans]

    Aldermen are set on Wednesday to consider designating October as “Italian American Heritage and Culture Month,” as well as tightening regulations for some farmers markets. 

    The discussion on the agenda for the City Council’s Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation comes weeks after Cook County hosted a robust county discussion on renaming its Columbus Day holiday, and just under one year after Mayor Lori Lightfoot had Christopher Columbus statues removed from Grant Park and Arrigo Park following police clashes with protesters. 

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