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Joliet reconsiders bounce house rule

JOLIET – The front-yard bounce house party will go on.

The Joliet City Council on Monday frowned on the idea of banning bounce houses to backyards.

“Are we going to be the city of no fun?” council member Larry Hug asked.

Council member Jan Quillman said the ban was her idea because of complaints that bounce houses have been left out too long.

“I know one particularly that was up for two weeks in the front yard,” she said.

Other council members said it would be better to just put a time limit on bounce houses.

Council member Michael Turk said he was driving through Naperville the other day and saw a front-yard bounce house.

“This guy was having a party in his front yard,” Turk said. “I’m sure Naperville’s not going to them have it up for more than three or four hours.”

Council member Terry Morris, chairman of the Land Use and Legislative Committee that recommended the bounce house rule, suggested the proposal be sent back to committee for reconsideration “because I don’t think this is going to go anyway.”

The proposal to limit bounce houses to backyards, which was to be put to a vote Tuesday, was taken off the agenda.

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