- A Tuesday hearing on Chicago City Councilman Ed Burke's proposed energy drink ban failed to result in a vote after testimonies concluded, though future committee discussions will take place.
- Those present included industry representatives, as well as the parents of a 14-year-old Maryland girl who died after consuming Monster Energy Drink.
- The president of the Chicago Medical Society also testified, calling highly caffeinated energy drinks "just highly irresponsible."
From the article:
"... While the committee only agreed to discuss the matter in the future, the Tribune reports there was one 'productive' element of the talks: Plenty of work for 'well-connected lobbyists, attorneys and consultants.' ..."