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Most tracked bills in Chicago, 2024
Requirement for City departments and agencies to include designation of Middle Eastern or North African on data reports using racial or ethnic classifications
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Rodriguez-Sanchez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 23, 2024
Latest Version
Exemption from physical barrier requirement for commercial driveway alley access for Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 679 N Michigan Ave - Permit No. 101037351
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Honorary street designation as "Honorary Colleen J. Flood Way"
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Exemption from physical barrier requirement for commercial driveway alley access for Cheetah Gym
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 2300 N Clybourn Ave - Permit No. 101048451
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Vacation of portion of N Harding Ave between W Lake St and W Kinzie St
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Honorary street designation as "William Friedkin Way"
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 2300 N Clybourn Ave - Permit No. 101048452
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 1760 N Kingsbury St - Permit No. 101048025
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 1101 S Canal St - Permit No. 101023100
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Opening of public way on W Leland Ave between N Western Ave and N Lincoln Ave
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 1520 W Harrison St - Permit No. 101046661
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Exemption from physical barrier requirement for commercial driveway alley access for 801 S Western Ave LLC & The Fruitful Family Fund LLC
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 133319
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Traffic direction at W 24th St from S Harding Ave to S Spaulding Ave - One-Way easterly - amend
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Speed limitation at W 32nd Street from S Keeler Ave to S Central Park Ave - 20 mph
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 132679
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 115087 - remove
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Traffic sign(s)/signal(s) at E 109th St and S Avenue L - All-Way Stop
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 132828
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Residential permit parking zone(s) at 1101-1143 and 1102-1142 N Richmond St
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Speed limitation at S Central Park Ave from W 32nd St to W 26th Street - 20 mph
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Traffic sign(s)/signal(s) at E 111th Street and S Avenue E - All-Way Stop
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 97555 - remove
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Traffic sign(s)/signal(s) at N Lamon Ave from 30 ft. south of W Shakespeare Ave to 120 ft. south thereof; and W Shakespeare Ave from N Lamon Ave to N Cicero Ave - No Parking Except School Personnel
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Traffic direction at W 32nd St from S Keeler Ave to S Pulaski Ave - One-Way easterly - amend
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Speed limitation at W 24th Street from S Pulaski Rd to S Spaulding Ave - 20 mph
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Handicapped permit parking at 7349 S Wabash Ave
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Honorary street designation as "PO Thor O. Soderberg CPD Way"
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Vasquez, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter was Passed.
Council • May 22, 2024
Latest Version
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 132927
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Parking prohibited at 4018-4032 S State St - remove
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 104954
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 22, 2024
Amendment of Municipal Code Section 17-4-0404 modifying limitation on minimum lot area reduction to exclude buildings in lawful existence for 20 years, in districts with dash 16 designations, and granted no previous floor area bonus
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Harris, the matter Failed to Pass.
Council • May 21, 2024
Latest Version
Handicapped Parking Permit No. 132991
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • May 15, 2024
Latest Version
Substitute to be proffered at next Committee Meeting, May 7, 2024 Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-156 regarding ethical code of conduct for City Council contractors, lobbyists and candidates for City office
Last Action
Substituted ()
Council • May 07, 2024
Latest Version
Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-31 by inserting new Section 2-31-045 establishing Chicago Shoreline Advisory Board to develop and update shoreline management plan
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Call for hearing(s) on laws and policies prohibiting violence interrupters from working within schools based on convictions for non-violent offenses
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-68 by adding new Article II establishing guidelines and procedures for implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) programs and solutions to enhance City operations
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-8 by adding new Article V entitled "City Council Review of Departmental Rulemaking" establishing procedures and approval processes for promulgation of rulemaking by City departments
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Support of Class L tax incentive for property at 465 W Cermak Rd
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Villegas, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Mitchell, the matter was Passed.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Amendment of Municipal Code Section 9-64-170 to allow pickup trucks or vans less than 8,000 pounds to park on portion of N Elston Ave
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Zoning Reclassification Map No. 7-I at 3033 W Logan Blvd
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-68 by adding new Article II entitled "Artificial Intelligence Programs" establishing guidelines and procedures for effective implementation of AI programs by City departments and Office of City Clerk
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Expression of support for passage of Illinois House Bills 5314 and 5432 and Illinois Senate Bill 3680 known as The Community Safety Through Stable Homes Act
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Call for hearing(s) to explore and address implications of climate change-induced migration to Chicago
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-4-147 prohibiting unlawful or threatening objects left unattended on public way or on private property
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Apr 22, 2024
Latest Version
Issuance of permits for sign(s)/signboard(s) at 5160 N Northwest Hwy
Last Action
On motion of Alderperson Lawson, and unsuccessful motion to reconsider by Alderperson Mitchell, the matter was Passed.
Council • Apr 17, 2024
Latest Version
Fifth intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Housing Authority extending option to continue hearing tenant grievances for new three year term plus option for one additional two year term thereafter
Last Action
The matter was Held in Committee. (Committee on Housing and Real Estate)
Council • Mar 20, 2024
Call for Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to re-evaluate and increase allocation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to Chicago for use in replacing lead service lines
Last Action
The matter was Referred to Committee.
Council • Jan 26, 2024
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