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Record #: O2018-5092   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/27/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 10-28 by modifying Section 10-28-064 regarding prohibition of signs on public way, repealing Section 10-28-066 and creating new Article VII entitled "Sidewalk Signs"
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott, Moreno, Proco Joe, Hairston, Leslie A., Thompson, Patrick D., O'Shea, Matthew J., Hopkins, Brian , Sawyer, Roderick T., Harris, Michelle A., Munoz, Ricardo, Solis, Daniel, Maldonado, Roberto, Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Santiago, Milagros, Mell, Deborah, Austin, Carrie M., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Mitts, Emma, Sposato, Nicholas, Laurino, Margaret, Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas, Arena, John, Cappleman, James, Pawar, Ameya, Moore, Joseph, Napolitano, Anthony V.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 28 Structures On & Under Public Ways
Attachments: 1. O2018-5092.pdf
Related files: R2019-362



SECTION 1. Sections 10-28-064 and 10-28-066 of the Municipal Code of Chicago are hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

10-28-064 Advertising signs Signs prohibited in the public way.

Except as specifically permitted by Article VII of Section 10-28 of this CodeA or by a another duly enacted ordinanceA or when authorized by contract entered into by the chief procurement officer in cooperation with the commissioner of transportation pursuant to Section 10-28-045, or by contract entered into by the chief financial officer and approved by the city council pursuant to Section 10-28-046, no person shall place, install or knowingly maintain on the surface ofthe public way any sign or a structure or device to which such a sign is affixed. Any such sign, structure or device that is placed, installed or maintained on the public way in violation of this section is hereby declared a public nuisance and may be removed at any time by the commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection at the expense of the person responsible for the violation.

Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200.00 and not more than $500.00 for each offense. Each day that such violation occurs shall be considered a separate offense.

10 28 066 Advertising sign—Defined.

An advertising sign is a sign which directs attention to a business, commodity, service or entertainment regardless of where it is conducted, sold or offered.
SECTION 2. Title 10, Chapter 28 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is amended by creating a new Article VII, as follows:


10-28-360 Definitions.

"A-frame sign" means a sandwich board style-sign that has two sides, the frame or support structure of which is hinged or connected at the top in such a manner that the sign is easily moved or erected.


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