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One of Old Navy's new T-Shirts celebrates Chicago with a map of its neighborhoods. But don't set aside the GPS anytime soon. A conversation is bubbling on Twitter and elsewhere online about the shirt's loose commitment to geographic accuracy. Lincoln Park and Austin border each other in the city's upper half, while Logan Square, Rogers Park and Pilsen are missing entirely.

A company spokesperson said via email that the shirt was not meant to be a "direct representation" of Chicago's geography.

Last year, opposition from Mayor Rahm Emanuel derailed a San Francisco-style environmental crackdown that would have prohibited Chicago retailers with more than 5,000 square feet of floor space from putting their merchandise in plastic bags.

Now, the sponsor of that ordinance is making it even tougher, by including small retailers, and claiming he has the votes to approve the ban-the-bag ordinance, no matter what the mayor says, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Ald. "Proco" Joe Moreno (1st) said the small-store exemption was dropped to attract more votes for the new version he introduced at Wednesday's City Council meeting. 

HALO Branded Solutions concluded its 2013 National Sales Meeting with record sales attendance. Over 210 account executives, representing $120 million in revenue at the industry-leading firm, attended the four-day event. Also participating were 130 top industry supplier firms who exhibited at a company-only trade show at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on the famous Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago.

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