Residents of Park Ridge can now take their fingers off the censor button while in public.
The Park Ridge City Council eliminated a law that made it illegal "to use profanity in any street, alley or public place of the City," as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Having an anti-swearing law on the books, even if it is no longer enforced, presents a freedom-of-speech issue, Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski told the Sun-Times.
The law was removed as part of an effort to clean up city ordinances.
To read the entire story, visit the Chicago Sun-Times.