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Latest Council Meeting

At the latest City Council meeting on Jan 17th, council members took action on 457 pieces of legislation, including 85 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 2018-5 Active

Payment of hospital and medical expenses of Police Officers and Firefighters - Regular Orders - each amount not to exceed $1,000

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Small Claims Settlement of Claims

Appointment 2018-8 Active

Reappointment of James F. Kroeger as member of Special Service Area No. 23, Clark Street-Lincoln Park Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance 2018-138 Active

Sale of City-owned property at 2741 W. Lake St to Onyx Santana

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Ordinance 2018-137 Active

Tow-away zone(s) - establish and amend

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Communication 2018-8 None

Notification of Sale for Sales Tax Securitization Bonds Series 2017

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Finances Bonds

Resolution 2018-37 Active

Call for U.S. Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status to Hatian immigrants in wake of devastating earthquake

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance 2018-117 Active

Amendment to Near North/NearWest ARO Pilot Area Ordinance by replacing map

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-159 Active

Sale of City-owned property at 1880 W Fullerton Ave to Vienna Beef

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Ordinance 2018-148 Active

Miscellaneous sign(s) - No Parking During Stadium Events - establish

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Claim 2018-48 Active

Various small claims

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Small Claims Settlement of Claims

Resolution 2018-41 Active

Support of Class 6(b) tax incentive for property at 3410 W Lake St

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Incentives

Order 2018-4 Active

Payment of hospital and medical expenses of Police Officers and Firefighters - Third Party Orders - each amount not to exceed $1,000

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Small Claims Settlement of Claims

Appointment 2018-12 Active

Reappointment of Stanley Smith and Kathryn V. Welch as members of Special Service Area No. 32, Auburn Gresham Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Communication 2018-5 None

Determination Certificate and funding loan notification for Multi-family Mortgage Revenue Note, 2017 Series A (John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments)

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-142 Active

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

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-285 Active

Industrial permit parking zone(s) at 900-998 W Superior St - Zone No. 27

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Business Permits and Privileges Industrial Permit Parking

Communication 2018-3 None

Affidavits of Opposition to Special Service Area No. 73, Chinatown

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance 2018-175 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-16 by adding new Section 2-16-030 regarding Quarterly Reports by Department of Animal Care and Control

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Resolution 2018-40 Active

Call for Corporation Counsel, workers of Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant and hospitality businesses, and executives of Ford and United Auto Workers Union to appear before Committee on Finance to ...

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Communication 2018-9 None

City of Chicago Office of Inspector General Audit and Program Review Section 2018 Annual Plan

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-180 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-12-050 concerning humane treatment of impounded dangerous animals

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-76 Active

Settlement agreement regarding case of Raymond and Carol Berke v. St. Joseph Hospital, individually and through its agents, and/or employees, medical providers, physicians, nurses, therapists, ...

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine City Matters Settlement Agreement

Ordinance 2018-173 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-6-180 concerning hotel definitions and legal duties

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-201 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2 and 7 regarding administration of dog licensing, rabies inoculation certificates and vaccination requirements

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-156 Active

Redevelopment agreement with 118 N Aberdeen LLC for property located at 118 N Aberdeen St for use as Chicago Public Library branch and regional office

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Redevelopment Agreement

Communication 2018-11 None

Office of Inspector General Quarterly Report (2017 Q4)

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Appointment 2018-10 Active

Reappointment of Steven E. Tobiason and Michael J. VanDam as members of Special Service Area No. 29-2014, West Town Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance 2018-150 Active

Sale of City-owned property at 5249 W Lake St to Urban Garden Properties LLC

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Order 2018-9 Active

Settlement agreement regarding case of James Kluppelberg v. John Burge, Leonard Rolston, William Foley, William Kelly, Detective Urbon, Thomas Ptak, Michael Duffin, George Jenkins, Detective ...

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine City Matters Settlement Agreement

Communication 2018-4 None

Revised Redevelopment Plan for Foster/Edens Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Area

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Increment Financing

Appointment 2018-13 Active

Reappointment of Edda B. Coscioni, Mark H. Davis, Kenneth Dotson, and Benjamin E. Hamm as members of Special Service Area No. 35-2015, Lincoln Avenue Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance 2018-143 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17-3-0503-D by classifying N Lincoln Ave from W Webster Ave to W Belden Ave as pedestrian retail street

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Pedestrian Street

Ordinance 2018-166 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-6-230 concerning requirements for booting of motor vehicles

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Claim 2018-92 Active

Amendment of order to reassess various properties on public way for grounds of disporportionate disparity between Assessed Value and Fair Market Value

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Appointment 2018-5 Active

Appointment of Louis G. Amaro as member of Special Service Area No. 13, Stockyards Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Order 2018-8 Active

Settlement agreement regarding case of Kendall McClennon v. City of Chicago, Raymond Piwnicki, Thomas Carey and Brian McDevitt, cited as 14 C 3233 (U.S. Dist. Ct. N.D. Ill.)

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine City Matters Settlement Agreement

Ordinance 2018-162 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 13-72-080 concerning requirements for examination of condominium association records by unit owners

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Resolution 2018-38 Active

Call for Commissioner of Public Health to testify before Committee on Health regarding problems of harmful dust particles from residential demolitions

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Appointment 2018-11 Active

Reappointment of Juanita A. Love and Sally R. Wells as members of Special Service Area No. 32, Auburn Gresham Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance 2018-176 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-384-010 and 4-384-020 concerning animal care license requirements for animal shelters

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-146 Active

Miscellaneous sign(s) - Two Hour Parking - establish and amend

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-179 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 16-16-110 to prohibit consumption of alcoholic liquor on premises of any adult use where nude dancing is permitted

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Order 2018-7 Active

Tag day permit(s) for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls (Mission of Our Lady of Mercy)

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Churches and Non-Profits Tag Day Permits

Ordinance 2018-75 Active

Settlement agreement regarding case of James Kluppelberg v. John Burge, Leonard Rolston, William Foley, William Kelly, Detective Urbon, Thomas Ptak, Michael Duffin, George Jenkins, Detective ...

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine City Matters Settlement Agreement

Order 2018-11 Active

Settlement agreement regarding case of Anne Kelly v. City of Chicago, cited as 15 L 4076 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois)

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine City Matters Settlement Agreement

Ordinance 2018-202 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-6 by adding new Section 4-6-115 to establish requirements for Home Health Care Agencies

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-88 Active

Historical Landmark designation for Old Chicago Main Post Office Building at 401-439 Van Buren St, 401-535 S. Canal St and 400-436 W Harrison St

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Historical Landmark

Resolution 2018-36 Active

Support of Class 6(b) tax incentive extension for Paasche Airbrush Company at 4311 N Normandy Ave - renewal

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Tax Incentives

Ordinance 2018-341 Active

Annual Appropriation Ordinance Year 2018 amendment within Fund No. 925 Grant Funds for Office of Emergency Management and Communications

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Annual Appropriation

Ordinance 2018-130 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (6.32) to allow additional package goods licenses on portion(s) of S State St

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Resolution 2018-39 Active

Call for United States Congress to renew funding for Children's Health Insurance Program

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance 2018-336 Active

Intergovernmental agreement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for composting

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Intergovernmental Agreement

Ordinance 2018-157 Active

Parking Meter(s) - establish and amend

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-141 Active

Sale of City-owned property at 3661 S Michigan Ave to Cornell Grant and Abiah Grant

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Ordinance 2018-177 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-16-015 concerning powers and duties of executive director of Department of Animal Care and Control to enter into grant agreements

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-171 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-60-022 and 4-60-023 to disallow additional alcoholic liquor and package goods licenses on portion(s) of public way within 47th Ward

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Appointment 2018-7 Active

Reappointment of Margaret A. O'Connell as member of Special Service Area No. 20, South Western Avenue Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance 2018-178 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-16 by adding new Section 2-16-040 requiring executive director of Department of Animal Care and Control to develop written animal euthanansia policy

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-77 Active

Settlement agreement regarding case of Anne Kelly v. City of Chicago, cited as 15 L 4076 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois)

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine City Matters Settlement Agreement

Ordinance 2018-132 Active

Donation of City vehicle to Concepcion, Tucuman, Argentina

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Donation of City Property

Ordinance 2018-151 Active

Parking Meter(s) - establish and amend

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-386 Active

Second Amendment to 300 East 51st Redevelopment agreement with Urban Juncture, Inc., an affiliate of developer

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Order 2018-2 Active

Payment of hospital and medical expenses of Police Officers and Firefighters - Third Party Orders - all amounts

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Small Claims Settlement of Claims

Communication 2018-7 None

Application to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program at Midway International Airport

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Airports

Appointment 2018-9 Active

Reappointment of Alan J. Goldberg and Dorothy L. Milne as members of Special Service Area No. 24, Clark Street Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance 2018-160 Active

Sundry traffic regulation(s) and sign(s)

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Unclassified

Appointment 2018-6 Active

Reappointment of Matthew S. Rogatz, Barry A. Rosenthal, Peter W. Testa, Lynette F. Wasielewski as members of Special Service Area No. 13, Stockyards Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Order 2018-3 Active

Payment of hospital and medical expenses of Police and Firefighters - Regular Orders - all amounts

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Small Claims Settlement of Claims

Ordinance 2018-196 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-6-310 concerning whistleblower protections for pharmaceutical representatives

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-373 Active

Agreement with Donor Tecumseh Redevelopment, Inc. to accept bald eagle nesting site property abutting Little Calumet River with transfer of parcel to Chicago Park District

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Order 2018-6 Active

Payment of various small claims

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Small Claims Settlement of Claims

Appointment 2018-2 Active

Appointment of Amanda M. Carter as member of Electrical Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Appointment

Ordinance 2018-89 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 8-4-087 and 8-4-090 regarding chronic illegal activity premises, drug, gang and prostitution houses

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Communication 2018-6 None

Inspector General's Audit and Program Review Section 2018 Annual Plan

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Special Funds Inspector General

Communication 2018-10 None

Determination certificate for Second Lien Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017-2

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Finances Bonds

Appointment 2018-4 Active

Appointment of Gene F. Paquette as member of Special Service Area No. 7, Kedzie Industrial Tract Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Order 2018-10 Active

Settlement agreement regarding case of Raymond and Carol Berke v. St. Joseph Hospital, individually and through its agents, and/or employees, medical providers, physicians, nurses, therapists, ...

1/17/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine City Matters Settlement Agreement

Communication 2018-2 None

City of Chicago Office of Inspector General's draft amendment of promulgated rules for public comment submissions

1/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-140 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17-3-0207 permitting by right veterinary services within B1 and B2 Zoning Districts

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance 2018-318 Active

Lease agreement with Chicago Transit Authority for use of a City-owned revenue parking lot at 1130 W Lawrence Ave

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Lease Agreement

Ordinance 2018-147 Active

Sale of City-owned property at 5044-5048 S Ashland Ave to 51st and Ashland LLC

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters City Business Getting and Giving Land

Ordinance 2018-133 Active

Designation of 14th Precinct of 13th Ward as Restricted Residential Zone prohibiting additional shared housing units and vacation rentals

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2018-161 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-074 to prohibit Riverwalk Venue liquor licensees located east of Michigan Ave from broadcasting music or offering live music

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Appointment 2018-3 Active

Appointment of Darlene P. Ortiz as member of Special Service Area No. 2, Belmont Central Commission

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Order 2018-22 Active

Department of Law ordered to reassess various properties regarding disporportionate disparity between Assessed Value and Fair Market Value

1/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

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