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At the latest City Council meeting on May 25th, council members took action on 926 pieces of legislation, including 62 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 O2018-4033 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 from 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 Departments of Family and Support Services and 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 room at each municipal building for members of public to use as nursing room

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 further regulating tax imposed by purchaser 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 requirements for Artist 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 - 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 direction - 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 - amend - Two-Way direction

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 - install

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 - install

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 O2018-4351 Active

Reserved Disabled Parking at 2545 W Devon Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4207 Active

Reserved Handicapped Parking at 1700 W Farragut Ave - remove

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

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 O2018-4005 Active

Sundry traffic regulation(s) and sign(s)

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4002 Active

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

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3997 Active

Tow-away zone(s) - establish and amend

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3996 Active

Traffic direction - establish and amend

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Traffic Traffic Direction

Ordinance O2018-4004 Active

Parking Meters - establish

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-4000 Active

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

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-4001 Active

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Reserved Disabled Parking – establish

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-3999 Active

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Marked Police Vehicles Only

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

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 O2018-4003 Active

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Speed Limitations– establish

5/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Resolution R2018-482 Active

Celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May and appreciation of contributions to society

5/25/2018 - Introduced (Agreed Calendar)
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 the 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 S Racine Ave, W Van Buren St, S Morgan 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

Amendment of ordinance concerning execution of acquisition of parcel for Donation Parcels 1 and 2 at 2310 S Avers Ave and 2331 -- 2333 S Springfield Ave

5/25/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

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 investigation and education on emerging science of fingerprint spectro-analysis

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 of Part B Article II by adding new Section 11-4-615 entitled "Notice Of Air Permit Application"

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 approve property proposal under alternative modes of compliance with requirements of Pilot Area Ordinance and ...

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"

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

Ordinance O2018-4173 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92-412 regarding new provision in Article III 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 2 new pieces of legislation, including 0 that are non-routine.