A proposed ordinance in Chicago would make standing for the national anthem city law.  Read in session Wednesday, the citizen-introduced ordinance filed by ex-Chicago 11th Ward Alderman Jim Balcer (BALL-ser) would add language to the city's municipal code that mirrors the language in federal law regarding appropriate conduct during the national anthem.

In addition to rules set for members of the Armed Forces and veterans in attendance, Balcer's proposed ordinance states "all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart."  The 49ers are scheduled to host the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Dec. 4.

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