What the ...? 19 head-scratching laws

Fortune telling: illegal. Ultimate fighting matches: outlawed. Silly String: banned. We couldn't make up some of these weird laws that are actually on the books. OK, so maybe Hollywood can. In the "Footloose" remake starring Julianne Hough, which opened in theaters last week, dancing and loud music are banned in the fictional town of Bomont, Ga. Reality isn't so far off. Chicago once outlawed serving foie gras at restaurants; Park Ridge did not permit profanity. Both laws were repealed--the foie gras one in 2008 and the profanity one earlier this month. Here are five unbelievable Chicago laws and even weirder ones from around the country. By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
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