PACIONE ZAYAS HB 3205CHICAGO – Thanks to support from State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas, a law to protect restaurants, bars and retailers from having their brand used by third-party entities without permission was signed into law Friday.  

“Local businesses are the heart of our communities, and it’s imperative we protect them from practices carried out by third parties that may misrepresent them or lose them business,” said Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago). “This issue came to my attention from a constituent who was taken advantage of by a third-party delivery service, and I am proud to see this law addressing their issue directly.”

The Fair Food & Retail Delivery Act prohibits a third-party delivery service from posting or advertising a menu or other trademarked property belonging to a restaurant or retailer without express written consent from the business.

Local businesses have reported delivery services listing menus and items on their platform without making the business aware—essentially using the brands of these establishments that might not want to utilize delivery services.

“Now, our businesses will have more control over their brand and their products,” Pacione-Zayas said. “Hopefully, this law will also discourage third-party delivery services from partaking in these deceptive practices to begin with.”

The Fair Food & Delivery Act goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023.

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Wellness center called ‘transformative’ for Humboldt Park

By Michael Loria, Chicago Sun-Times

From the article: “La comunidad cura, la cultura cura,” [Pacione-Zayas] said, invoking Humboldt Park’s longstanding role as a hub for the Puerto Rican and Latino community. “The community, the culture cures. This project is a manifestation of that particular phrase,and it’s more than just a phrase because it’s endemic in us.”

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Dear friend,

School is out and warmer weather is upon us. As we enter into summer, I want to make sure you have the resources you need to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Additionally, June is Pride Month—a time for us to lift up the joy, brilliance and contributions of our LGBTQIA siblings and honor them by continuing to fight for inclusion and equity for all.

Make sure to read on for job opportunities, summer program ideas for children and teens and more.

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State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas | 20th District

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¡La escuela terminó y el clima cálido ha llegado! Mientras entramos al verano, quiero asegurarme  que usted y su familia cuenten con los recursos que necesiten para mantenerse seguros y saludables. Adicionalmente, junio es el Mes del Orgullo (“Pride”)—un tiempo para que destaquemos la alegría, brillantez y contribuciones de nuestros hermanos LGBTQIA y honrarlos manteniendo viva la lucha por la inclusión y equidad para todos.

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