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RiNo odors lawsuit: Judge throws out dog-treat-factory complaint against city, neighbors

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the owner of a pet treat factory in the River North neighborhood, who sued the city and three neighbors for conspiring against him. As explained in our cover story, "Raising a Stink," Ray Kasel of Kasel Associates Industries took issue with the fact that his neighbors complained about bad smells coming from his factory -- and he suspects city officials had a hand in his getting slapped with an odor ordinance violation last April.
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