Chicago's City Council will consider an ordinance that would bar satellite dishes from being constructed on the front of buildings -- business and residential -- without a written explanation of why they could not be built away from the street. The measure -- similar to one that Philadelphia enacted that is now under a Federal Communications Commission review of its legality -- requires that dishes be placed on the "least obtrusive spot." The SBCA's Lisa McCabe objected to the measure, saying, "Regulating an industry based on aesthetics is difficult and problematic. There may be other things people find unattractive that are not being regulated."

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