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Bucktown’s landmark Midwest Bank Gets OK for Retail Zoning

May 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A business venture of trader Don Wilson, head of the Chicago-based trading firm DRW Holdings LLC, lead to the purchase of the iconic Midwest Bank at 1601 N. Milwaukee Avenue. As new owner, Wilson is seeking a zoning change to allow retail shops there.
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Zoning Committee Approves Lincoln Park Hospital Development

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On Tuesday May 3rd, the City Council’s Zoning Committee signed off on the redevelopment of the old Lincoln Park Hospital that has created a divide in the neighborhood. The unanimous vote followed an almost three hour debate that spilled into the 43rd ward aldermanic run-off.
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Zoning text amendment permits winds of change

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A recent decision of the Seventh Circuit federal court of appeals rejected a claim to prevent the construction of a windmill farm.
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Case Law: Condemnation

November 27, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

A DuPage County jury doubled the Indian Prairie Community School District’s condemnation offer to a total of $31,000,750 for one of the last remaining large tracts of land in DuPage County. Read More…

Case Law: Tort Law

September 4, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The City of Chicago has immunity from a lawsuit brought by the mother of a man who fell from the roof of a three-story building during a December 2004 party, the 1st District Appellate Court held Tuesday. Read More…

Case Law: Vested Right in Prior Zoning

January 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The correct date for determination of substantial expenditure to prove vested right in the prior zoning classification is the date that some official action was taken to change zoning, as opposed to date alderman first discussed with developer the possibility of zoning amendment.  Read More…

Case Law: OCD and Misuse of Property

August 12, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

In The City of Quincy v. Donald L. Weinberg, the plaintiff filed a complaint and application for injunctive relief against Donald L. Weinberg, stating the defendant had violated the municipal code in areas of fire prevention, housing and zoning. Read More…

Chicago Building Opportunities Under the New Zoning Ordinance

October 12, 2005 by · Leave a Comment 

On October 12th Index Publishing Corporation welcomed over one hundred architects, developers, builders, appraisers, lawyers, brokers and financiers to the Chicago Athletic Club. The intention of this breakfast conference was to provide a clear understanding of the changes in the Chicago Zoning Ordinance and the opportunities and obstacles implied by such amendments. Read More…

Consumer Protection Ordinance Passed by City Council

September 16, 2005 by · Leave a Comment 

On September 14th the Chicago City Council passed legislation that regulates restrictive land-use agreements or covenants used by local grocery and drug stores. Read More…

Case Law: Freedom of Speech

August 8, 2005 by · Leave a Comment 

Trial court correctly ruled that the licensing portion of Lake County’s adult use ordinance does not constitute prior restraint and same ordinance’s restrictions related to secondary effects ordinance are justified. Read More…

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