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At the latest City Council meeting on May 25th, council members took action on 2027 pieces of legislation, including 102 that are non-routine.

One of the more unusual aspects of Chicago City Council is the volume of ordinances that are introduced and passed every month. Most of these are routine items like sign permits, damaged vehicle claims, sidewalk cafe approvals and honorifics.

To help sort through all of this, we classify all legislation and tag it appropriately. If something doesn’t look like a routine piece of legislation, we tag it as Non-Routine to make it easier to discover.

Non-Routine Activity

Order Or2018-242 Active

Historical landmark fee waiver for property at 11439 S Champlain Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Fee Waiver

Ordinance O2018-4759 Active

Designation of 9th Precinct of 13th Ward as Restricted Residential Zone prohibiting additional shared housing units and vacation rentals

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Resolution R2018-509 Active

Call for President Donald Trump to reverse actions that prevent health care providers receiving title X funding from sharing information about abortion and birth control with patients

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Resolution R2018-510 Active

Amendment of Rules 49 and 55 of City Council Rules of Order and Procedure concerning authority of Sergeant-At-Arms and Broadcast of City Council Committee hearings

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters City Council Rules

Ordinance O2018-4791 Active

Call for renaming of street formerly known as "Museum Campus Drive" from intersection of E 18th St and Burnham Harbor Dr to E McFetridge Dr as "Special Olympics Drive"

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance O2018-3436 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 2-16 and 7-12 regarding animal foster care and associated matters

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-3467 Passed

Extension of conditions to operate mobile boutique businesses to June 15, 2019 under emerging business permit issued pursuant to Municipal Code Section 4-4-022 (d)

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3201 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (44.1) to disallow additional package goods licenses on portion(s) of N Clark St

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Resolution R2018-415 Approved

Support of Class 6(b) tax incentive for property at 700 E 107th St

5/25/2018 - Adopted
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Incentives

Ordinance O2017-7866 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-53-030 regarding fiscal impact statements for pending legislation

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-3204 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 by adding new Section 2-92-955 entitled "Veteran-Owned Small Local Businesses Participation Goal Pilot Program"

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-3200 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (39.13) to disallow additional package goods licenses on portion(s) of W Peterson Ave

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Resolution R2018-416 Approved

Support of Class 6(b) tax incentive for property at 10823 S Langley Ave

5/25/2018 - Adopted
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Incentives

Ordinance O2018-3179 Passed

Correction of City Council Journal of Proceedings of December 14, 2016

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Council Matters Correction of City Council Journal

Ordinance O2018-3198 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (30.26) to allow additional package goods licenses on portion(s) of W Diversey Ave and N Marmora Ave

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Appointment A2018-22 Approved

Appointment of Stephanie Cox-Batson as member of Board of Ethics

5/25/2018 - Approved
Non-Routine City Matters Appointment

Ordinance O2018-132 Passed

Donation of City vehicle to Concepcion, Tucuman, Argentina

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Donation of City Property

Resolution R2017-298 Approved

Call for Departments of Family and Support Services and Public Health to testify on need and ability to address violence-induced trauma experienced by children

5/25/2018 - Adopted
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance O2018-3197 Passed

Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Park District for conveyance of City-owned property at 10440-10444 S Corliss Ave for use as public park

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Intergovernmental Agreement

Ordinance O2018-3195 Passed

Intergovermental agreement with Chicago Park District for transfer of property and reimbursement of tax increment financing (TIF) funded improvements for Edgewater Park project

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Increment Financing

Ordinance O2018-3239 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 13-72-080 to require redaction of unit owner email addresses and telephone numbers from condominium association records and documents prior to unauthorized ...

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-3252 Passed

Negotiated sale of City-owned property at 4021 S Normal Ave to MICO Express LLC, developer

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Appointment A2018-38 Approved

Appointment of David Wells as member of Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Board

5/25/2018 - Approved
Non-Routine City Matters Appointment

Ordinance O2018-3296 Passed

Sale of City-owned property at 4424 S Shields Ave to Samantha Chuskas under Adjacent Neighbors Land Acquisition Program (ANLAP)

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Appointment A2018-37 Approved

Appointment of Barry A. Chatz as member of Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Board

5/25/2018 - Approved
Non-Routine City Matters Appointment

Ordinance O2018-3321 Passed

Acquisition of property at 3508-3516 S Halsted St and 3506 S Halsted St for benefit of revised 35th/Halsted Redevelopment Plan and Project

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Increment Financing

Ordinance O2018-3354 Passed

Sale of property at 6529-6533 S Stewart Ave and 6530 S Harvard Ave on behalf of Chicago Board of Education

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Unclassified

Appointment A2018-36 Approved

Appointment of Warren C. Flowers as member of Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Board

5/25/2018 - Approved
Non-Routine City Matters Appointment

Ordinance O2018-3243 Passed

Sale of City-owned property at 1311 S Heath Ave to Rebeca Romo and Richard D. Manongdo

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Ordinance O2018-3338 Passed

License agreement with Reborn Community Church for use of City-owned parking lot at 3928-3936 W Wilcox St

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2017-3910 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 8-4-356 concerning enhanced penalties for offenses committed within senior and nursing home safety zones

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-3233 Passed

Honorary designation as "Klub Bielsko-Biala Way"

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3203 Passed

Dedication and vacation of public way(s) bounded by S Morgan St., W 62nd St, S Sangamon St and W 63rd St

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3182 Passed

Historical landmark designation for West Pullman Elementary School at 11917-11951 S Parnell Ave

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Historical Landmark

Ordinance O2018-2339 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 2-116 and 17-14 regarding Zoning Board of Appeals creation and membership

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4002 Passed

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Two-Hour Parking – establish

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3997 Passed

Tow-away zone(s) - establish and amend

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4005 Failed

Sundry traffic regulation(s) and sign(s)

5/25/2018 - Failed to Pass
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4003 Passed

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Speed Limitations– establish

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4000 Passed

Miscellaneous sign(s) - No Truck Parking - establish and amend

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3996 Passed

Traffic direction - establish and amend

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-3999 Passed

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Marked Police Vehicles Only

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4004 Passed

Parking Meters - establish

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4001 Passed

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Reserved Disabled Parking – establish

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3228 Passed

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 9-64-110 to prohibit parking or standing of vehicles alongside properly parked vehicles within defined areas of Central Business District

5/25/2018 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Resolution R2018-482 Approved

Celebration of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

5/25/2018 - Adopted
Non-Routine Unclassified

Resolution R2018-593 Approved

Support extended to activities and programs that address mental health conditions for young Chicagoans and recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month

5/25/2018 - Adopted
Non-Routine Unclassified

Resolution R2018-593 Approved

Support extended to activities and programs that address mental health conditions for young Chicagoans and recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month

5/25/2018 - Adopted
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3823 Passed

Appropriation of proceeds from sale of properties at 1685 N Throop St and portion of S Wentworth Ave to fund design, construction and associated costs for Department of Fleet and Facility ...

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2017-7608 Passed

Traffic direction at 6245-6259 S Drexel Ave - amend; Parking prohibited signs 6245-6259 S Drexel Ave - repeal

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-2596 Passed

Parking meters at 635 W Randolph St

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-3874 Passed

Speed limitation(s) at N Glenwood Ave from N Ridge Ave to W Devon Ave - 20 mph

5/25/2018 - Passed
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Speed Limits

Ordinance O2018-4033 Active

Approval of plat of Montclare Senior Residences of Calumet Heights Subdivision

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Subdivison

Ordinance O2018-4044 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-384-015 to further regulate retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4049 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 9-112 and 9-115 concerning recordkeeping of violent incident reports by transportation network providers

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4038 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 10-28-031 to further regulate placement of fence or solid landscape element in public parkway

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4041 Active

Approval of Pullman Park-Phase 5 Subdivision

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Subdivison

Ordinance O2018-4046 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023(8.7) to allow additional package goods licenses on portion(s) of E 79th St

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Ordinance O2018-4042 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-60-022 (39.38) and 4-60-023 (39.38) to disallow additional alcoholic liquor and package goods licenses on portion(s) of W Lawrence Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Resolution R2018-501 Active

Call for Department of Family and Support Services and Department of Public Health to address need and ability to mitigate disparities in birth outcomes within City of Chicago

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance O2018-4145 Active

Parking meters at N Larrabee St from E Erie St to E Huron St

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4146 Active

Parking meters at W Ontario St from N Wells St to N Franklin St - remove

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4130 Active

Renaming of former East Congress Plaza Drive as "Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Plaza Drive"

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4123 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code to regulate stand-up foot scooter sharing system

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4114 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-51-050 to designate public nursing room at each municipal building

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4150 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Title 4 by modifying Section 4-64-100 and adding new Section 4-64-365 concerning sale of flavored liquid nicotine products

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4192 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 3-47 by further regulating collection and receipt of tax imposed on purchasers of liquid nicotine products

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4191 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17-6-0403-G concerning supplemental zoning use standards for Artist Live/Work Space

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Resolution R2018-502 Active

Call for City Comptroller, Budget Director and Commissioner of Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection to present information regarding liquid nicotine product tax revenues, ...

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance O2018-4275 Active

Traffic direction at S Kenneth Ave from W Archer Ave to first alley south - One-Way northerly

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-4308 Active

Traffic direction at W Lemoyne St from N Kildare Ave to N Tripp Ave - One-Way easterly

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-4310 Active

Traffic direction at N Spaulding Ave from W Division St to first alley south - Two-Way - amend

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-4312 Active

Traffic direction at N Eberhart Ave from S Chicago Ave to E 67th St - Two-Way - amend

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-4305 Active

Traffic direction at W Cortland St from N Pulaski Rd to N Lawndale Ave - One-Way southerly

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-4321 Active

Parking meters at 2210 N Halsted St

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4315 Active

Industrial permit parking zone(s) at 4626-4638 N Laramie Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Business Permits and Privileges Industrial Permit Parking

Ordinance O2018-4343 Active

Parking meters at N Orleans St from W Chicago Ave to W Institute Pl

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4337 Active

Parking meters at W Institute Pl and N Orleans St

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Order Or2018-251 Active

Traffic direction at W Waveland Ave from N Milwaukee Ave to N Lowell Ave - One-Way northerly

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-4210 Active

Parking meters at W Lawrence Ave from N Karlov Ave to N Kedvale Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4146 Active

Parking meters at W Ontario St from N Wells St to N Franklin St - remove

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4145 Active

Parking meters at N Larrabee St from E Erie St to E Huron St

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4210 Active

Parking meters at W Lawrence Ave from N Karlov Ave to N Kedvale Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Resolution R2018-482 Approved

Celebration of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

5/25/2018 - Adopted
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4036 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-130 concerning temporary hours of operation for outdoor patio establishments within central business district

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4029 Active

Dedication and vacation of various public way(s) in area bounded by W Roosevelt Rd, S Clark St, W 16th St and South Branch of Chicago River

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4032 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 by modifying Mid-sized Business Initiative Construction Program

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4031 Active

Designation of 19th Precinct of 13th Ward as Restricted Residential Zone prohibiting additional shared housing units and vacation rentals

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4030 Active

Designation of 5th Precinct of 13th Ward as Restricted Residential Zone prohibiting additional shared housing units and vacation rentals

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4028 Active

Vacation of portion of S Aberdeen St bounded by W Van Buren St and W Tilden St

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Vacation of Public Street

Resolution R2018-498 Active

Support of Class 6(b) tax incentive for property at 5408 N Broadway

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Incentives

Ordinance O2018-4034 Active

Acquisition of donated property at 2310 S Avers Ave and 2331-2333 S Springfield Ave for public purposes

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Ordinance O2018-4037 Active

Vacation of public way(s) in area bounded by N State St, E Bellevue Pl, N Rush St and E Oak St

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Vacation of Public Street

Ordinance O2018-4043 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-022 (50.32) to allow additional alcoholic liquor licenses on portion(s) of W Touhy Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Resolution R2018-499 Active

Call for hearing(s) on potential use of fingerprint spectro-analysis by Chicago Police Department

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Hearing

Ordinance O2018-4040 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-32-060 concerning installation of automated noise monitoring system on portion of Lake Shore Dr

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4063 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11-4 by adding new Section 11-4-615 concerning requirements for notice of air permit applications

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Resolution R2018-500 Active

Call for hearing(s) on current and historical staffing of librarians, nurses, social workers and counselors in Chicago Public Schools and future needs and resources required to improve these ...

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Hearing

Ordinance O2018-4066 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 11-4 by adding new Section 11-4-615 regarding notification requirements for facilities applying for state ot federal air emission permits

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4089 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-45-117 regarding commissioner's authority to evaluate and approve housing development proposals under Near West/Near North Pilot Area Ordinance and 2015 ...

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-4176 Active

Call for renaming of E Balbo Dr as "Ida B. Wells Drive"

6/01/2018 - Remove Co-Sponsor(s)
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance O2018-4173 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92-412 regarding bid incentives for diverse management and workforce for employees, contracts and leases

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

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Since the last council meeting

After May 25th, City Council introduced 235 new pieces of legislation, including 4 that are non-routine.

Non-routine legislation introduced

Report F2018-30 Active

Inspector General's Second Annual Progress Report on Procurement Reform Task Force

6/27/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Special Funds Inspector General

Ordinance O2018-4176 Active

Call for renaming of E Balbo Dr as "Ida B. Wells Drive"

6/01/2018 - Remove Co-Sponsor(s)
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Communication F2018-31 None

116th/Avenue O Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan and Project with associated eligibility report

6/27/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Increment Financing

Ordinance O2018-4907 Active

Parking meters at W Division St from N Clark St to first alley west

6/20/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters