IJ Clinic's Elizabeth Milnikel on Regulation Maze Facing Culinary Entrepreneurs in Chicago
Americans from coast to coast are gathering together with family this week to celebrate Thanksgiving, feasting on staples like turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie. In Chicago, we also delight in a delicious local treat: Jim Mullen's apple sauce.
Jim is a successful Chicago entrepreneur living the American Dream. But that wasn't always the case. He used to be an officer with the Chicago Police Department. And one terrible night 15 years ago, he was shot in the face in the line of duty.
The damage to Jim's nervous system destroyed his ability to walk or even use his hands. As a quadriplegic, he became dependent on wheelchairs, breathing machines, and the constant care of nurses. Yet these obstacles could not hinder Jim's spirit. With a classic American drive, and free legal help from University of Chicago law students at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, Jim was able to triumph after his tragedy.