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Record #: O2018-7001   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/20/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-60-010 and 4-60-020 regarding distance restrictions for issuance of liquor licenses in proximity to certain institutions
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 60 Liquor Dealers
Attachments: 1. O2018-7001.pdf, 2. O2018-7001 (V1).pdf
WHEREAS, a recent amendment (SB2436) to the Liquor Control Act of 1934 empowers the Local Liquor Control Commissioner to grant an exemption to a 100-foot buffer zone/distance requirement as to certain protected places specified under state law; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago currently has in place in the Municipal Code a buffer zone/distance requirement applicable to libraries, which includes a "distance reduction" process. Pursuant to this process, applicants with premises closer than 100 feet to a library may seek approval notwithstanding that distance restriction, subject to consideration of relevant criteria/factors; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the statutory authority conferred by SB2436, the City of Chicago has chosen to incorporate the exemption authority into its existing distance reduction review process; now, therefore,

SECTION 1. Sections 4-60-010 and 4-60-020 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago are hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
4-60-010 Definitions.
Whenever the following words and phrases are used in this chapter, they shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
"Affected institution" means any church, temple, synagogue or other place of worship, school other than an institution of higher learning, hospital, home for aged or indigent persons or for veterans, their spouses or children, any military or naval station, or any branch of the Chicago Public library open to the public, with the exception of the main and regional libraries.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

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 affected in...

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