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Through June 17, 2015

July 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago City Council has made changes to the following sections of the Chicago Municipal Code.

Added
8-4-035 Navy Pier — Restrictions on Alcohol (Public Peace and Welfare)
8-4-037 Vessels Docked Along Navy Pier — Restrictions on Alcohol (Public Peace and Welfare)

Amended
2-32-031 Debt Management Policies; Retention of Rebate Calculation Agents, Financial Advisors, Dissemination Agents and Qualified Independent Representatives (Department of Finance)
4-60-130 Hours of Operation (Liquor Dealers)
4-384-010 Definitions (Animal Care)
8-4-030 Drinking in Public Ways — Exceptions (Public Peace and Welfare)
10-28-820 Review of Application (Structures on and Under Public Ways)
10-28-870 Enforcement (Structures on and Under Public Ways)
10-28-875 Violation — Penalties (Structures on and Under Public Ways)

Through May 6, 2015

July 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago City Council has made changes to the following sections of the Chicago Municipal Code.

Added
Chapter 2-40 Citywide Language Access to Ensure the Effective Delivery Of City Services
3-29-055 Collection Of Tax (Chicago Use Tax for Non-Retail Transfers of Motor Vehicles)
4-4-285 Public Safety Threat — Summary Closure — When Authorized (General Licensing Provisions)
4-228-217 Proper Disposal of Catalytic Converters — Maintenance of Records — Required (Motor Vehicle Repair Shops)

Repealed
9-16-030 Turns on Red Signals (Turning Movements)

Amended
2-102-030 Commissioner — Powers and Duties (Department of Transportation)
2-112-230 Health-Related Agreements With the Chicago Board of Education and Other City of Chicago Schools (Board of Health)
3-29-020 Definitions (Chicago Use Tax for Non-Retail Transfers of Motor Vehicles)
3-29-040 Tax Rate (Chicago Use Tax for Non-Retail Transfers of Motor Vehicles)
3-29-050 Exemptions (Chicago Use Tax for Non-Retail Transfers of Motor Vehicles)
3-29-060 Obligation of Taxpayers to File Returns and Pay Tax (Chicago Use Tax for Non-Retail Transfers of Motor Vehicles)
3-29-070 Rules and Regulations (Chicago Use Tax for Non-Retail Transfers of Motor Vehicles)
3-29-080 Application of Uniform Revenue Procedures Ordinance (Chicago Use Tax for Non-Retail Transfers of Motor Vehicles)
4-6-150 Junk Peddlers (Regulated Business License)
4-6-230 Booting of Motor Vehicles (Regulated Business License)
4-8-040 Special Event Food Licenses (Food Establishments)
4-228-210 Proper Disposal of Unrepairable or Unclaimed Vehicle and Parts Other Than Tires and Catalytic Converters (Motor Vehicle Repair Shops)
4-228-215 Unlawful Acts and Omission (Motor Vehicle Repair Shops)
4-240-150 Prohibited Pledges or Purchases (Pawnbrokers)
4-264-090 Prohibited Purchases (Secondhand Dealers)
9-8-020 Traffic-Control Signal Legend (Traffic Control Devices and Signals)
9-100-050 Determination of Liability (Administrative Adjudication of Parking, Compliance, Automated Traffic Law Enforcement System or Automated Speed Enforcement System Violations)
9-100-060 Grounds for Adjudication by Mail or Administrative Hearing (Administrative Adjudication of Parking, Compliance, Automated Traffic Law Enforcement System or Automated Speed Enforcement System Violations)
9-100-090 Hearing — Determination of Liability or of No Liability — Petition (Administrative Adjudication of Parking, Compliance, Automated Traffic Law Enforcement System or Automated Speed Enforcement System Violations)
9-100-101 Installment Payment Plans (Administrative Adjudication of Parking, Compliance, Automated Traffic Law Enforcement System or Automated Speed Enforcement System Violations)
9-101-020 Automated Speed Enforcement System Violation — Speed Limit (Establishment of Automated Speed Enforcement Program)
9-102-010 Purpose — Establishment of Automated Traffic Law Enforcement System (Automated Red Light Camera Program)
9-102-020 Automated Traffic Law Enforcement System Violation (Automated Red Light Camera Program)
9-102-040 Standards of Operation — Compliance With Statute (Automated Red Light Camera Program)
10-8-335 Outdoor Special Events (Use of Public Ways and Places)
10-28-064 Advertising Signs (Structures on and Under Public Ways)
11-4-2657 Prohibited Activities (Environmental Protection and Control)
11-4-2660 Rules and Regulations Authorized (Environmental Protection and Control)
16-16-030 Definitions (Adult Use Ordinance)

Chicago Names New Heads to Building Department and Public Building Commission

May 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second term has started with a little bit of department head shuffling. Felicia Davis has been named the Executive Director of the Public Building Commission (PBC) and Judy Frydland is the new Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB). Erin Lavin Cabonargi, the current PBC Executive Director, will soon transition to a job in the private sector.
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The Right Window Means a New Lease on Life … and New Leases

March 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

The elder sibling of Prudential Plaza turns 60 this year. As a birthday gift, it’s getting a $100 million upgrade which includes new mechanical systems, a 10,000 square foot outdoor deck and other improvements. The most extensive change, however, is hidden in plain sight: the replacement of every window in the building’s façade.
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Waste Management’s Dirty Little Secret

March 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Linda Seggelke

The hauling and handling of garbage is a job that few of us really want to think about. But we should, because the industry has a huge potential to increase landfill diversion, resource conservation, material reuse and, perhaps most importantly, jobs.
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Through December 10, 2014

February 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago City Council has made changes to the following sections of the Chicago Municipal Code.

Added
Chapter 2-157 Large Lot Program
4-4-312 Businesses — Chronic Illegal Activities Premises (General Licensing Provisions)
9-112-565 Consolidated Taxicab Electronic Dispatch Applications (Hazardous Use Units)

Repealed
4-60-142 Responsibilities of Licensee (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-190 Complaint Procedure (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-195 Public Nuisance (Liquor Dealers)

Amended
4-4-050 License — Application (General Licensing Provisions)
4-4-313 Business That Are or Cause a Nuisance (General Licensing Provisions)
4-60-040 License — Application and Issuance Procedures (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-070 Issuance Authority — Special Licenses (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-180 License Revocation — One Year Wait For New License (Liquor Dealers)
4-60-181 Revocation Order Not Stayed by Appeal (Liquor Dealers)
4-388-090 Applicability of Code — Sale and Service of Alcoholic Beverages (Rooftops in Wrigley Field Adjacent Area)
9-104-040 License — Suspension and Revocation (Public Chauffeurs)
9-104-140 Violation — Penalty (Public Chauffeurs)
9-112-030 Total Number of Licenses (Taxicabs)
9-112-070 Specifications for Taxicab Vehicles (Taxicabs)
9-112-100 Qualifications for License (Taxicabs)
9-112-220 Lease Rate Regulations (Taxicabs)
9-112-230 Tiered Lease Rate Structure (Taxicabs)
9-112-240 Medallion License Only Lease Agreements (Taxicabs)
9-112-410 Advertising Signs Permitted When (Taxicabs)
9-112-430 License and Other Taxicab Industry License Transfers (Taxicabs)
9-112-600 Taxicab Rates of Fare — Revision (Taxicabs)
9-112-610 Recordkeeping — Financial Reports (Taxicabs)
9-112-630 Violation — Penalty (Taxicabs)
9-114-040 Qualifications for License (Public Passenger Vehicles Other Than Taxicabs)
13-12-340 Re-Examination (Enforcement of Building, Electrical and Fire Regulations)
17-3-0503 Designation and Boundaries (Business and Commercial Districts)
17-4-1002 Floor Area Ratio Bonus Menu (Downtown Districts)
17-4-1004 Affordable Housing (Downtown Districts)
17-4-1020 Transit Station Improvements (Downtown Districts)
17-9-0129 Medical Cannabis Dispensing Organizations and Cultivation Centers (Use Regulations)

Through December 2, 2014

February 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago City Council has made changes to the following sections of the Chicago Municipal Code.

Added
Chapter 1-24 The Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance

Amended
2-25-050 Powers and Duties of the Department (Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection)
2-92-320 Ineligibility for City Transactions — Other Offenses (Department of Purchases, Contracts and Supplies)
2-92-610 Contracts Requiring a Base Wage (Department of Purchases, Contracts and Supplies)
4-4-320 License Denial, Revocation or Suspension for Certain Offenses (General Licensing Provisions)

Commercial Building Leaders Help Chicago to Attain Energy Goals

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The city’s Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative aims to reduce commercial energy use in participating buildings by 20% over the next five years. Two major commercial building operators—JLL and Urban Innovations—have together reduced energy use by nearly 3 million kilowatt hours annually, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.
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The Multifamily Challenge: Sustainability and Certification

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Approximately one in four Americans lives in a multifamily building. And of those buildings, 60% were constructed prior to 1980. When it comes to greening—and certifying—our building stock, existing, multifamily buildings offer at once great opportunities and terrific challenges.
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Motorola, Mobilized

January 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

This is not just a workspace, it is a rebirth. Motorola Mobility has had a turbulent last few years; first being disjoined from the storied Motorola, Inc. to being purchased by Google and ultimately sold off to Chinese technology firm Lenovo. Amidst all this, the company moved its headquarters into a new, vibrant space in the Merchandise Mart.
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