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Record #: O2019-9392   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: Lease renewal agreement with United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO) at O'Hare International and Midway International airports
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Lease
Attachments: 1. O2019-9392.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

December 18,2019










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Aviation, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of a lease renewal with the United Service Organization at O'FIare and Midway International Airports.

Mayor

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.
ORDINANCE


WHEREAS, The City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of local government as defined in Section 6(a), Article VII ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois, and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The City owns and operates through the Chicago Department of Aviation ("Aviation") two airports commonly known as Chicago O'Hare International Airport ("O'Hare") and Chicago Midway International Airport, ("Midway") (collectively, the "Airports") and possesses the power and authority to lease premises and facilities and to grant rights and privileges with respect thereto; and ¦

WHEREAS, The Airports provide their employees, airport-tenants' employees, air carrier . passengers and members ofthe travelling public with many amenities, such as shopping, dining and other recreational amenities; and

WHEREAS, As one of these amenities, the Airports have, since 1969 at O'Hare, and since 1991 at Midway, consistently provided a military lounge for active military personnel and their dependants at the Airports that was previously operated by the United Service Organization of Illinois, which recently merged with the United Service Organization, Incorporated ("USO"), both of which are not-for-profit corporations; and
WHEREAS, The USO's mission is to support active and retired military members and their families in their hometowns, on military bases and in airports; and

WHEREAS, The USO desires to lease space at each of the Airports, ...

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