I don't see anything in the Skokie, IL City Code that says that you can't keep bees in the City. On what basis is the "city" banning Beekeeping? Who in the city is truing to ban it? I say keep your bees as you like and make them show you the law that says that you can't.
Tomorrow the Board of Trustees is voting on a revised ordinance saying:
Under Prohibited Species (in the Animal Ordinances):
"No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any species which may endanger the safety of persons or property. This includes species, other than commonly recognized domestic pets, which may harm or injure humans by injection of toxins, by stinging,
by constriction or suffocation, or by vicious biting or mauling, it is no defense to of this subsection that the keeper of such species prohibited herin has attempted to domesticate such species. This subsection does not apply to species displayed or harbored under the auspices of a government agency. "
Pretty unbelievable, in this day and age, isn't it?