Record #: SO2015-90   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/21/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 3/18/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-020 regarding sale of retail alcoholic liquor near Chicago Public Libraries
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 60 Liquor Dealers
Attachments: 1. O2015-90.pdf, 2. SO2015-90.pdf
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SECTION 1. Section 4-60-020 of the Municipal Code of the Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and adding the language underscored, as follows:
4-60-020 License required - Restricted areas.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(d) In addition to the restrictions cited in Section 6-11 of the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934, as amended, no license shall be issued for the sale of retail alcoholic liquor within 100 feet of any Chicago Public library, with the exception of the main and regional libraries, open to the public, said measurement shall be from property line to property line; provided, however, that this limitation shall not apply to a restaurant and theater housed in separate rooms of the same building, if the theater seats not less than 275 persons for a single performance, and if-the restaurant has a legal occupancy of not less than 100 persons, and if tho building is separated from the library by a public way not less than 66 feet in width. An initial license for sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises of a restaurant as authorized in this subsection may be issued despite the fact that the adjacent theater is not yet completed and licensed, if the local liquor control commissioner determines that substantial progress has been made toward completion of tho theater. Substantial progress refers to the issuance of appropriate permits by the department of buildings. No renewal of the license will be allowed unless the theater has been completed prior to commencement of the next liquor license period. In addition, the limitation shall not apply to a package goods license to be issued for a full service grocery store-that is located within 100 feet of a publio library that has less than 6,000 square feet of floor are-ay if the grocery store exceeds 50,000 square feet in floor area, where the display space for alcoholic liquor do...

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