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Record #: O2021-4135   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 10/27/2021
Title: Release, waiver and issuance of quit claim deed for any remaining City interest in property at 2853 E 79th St by Jehovah's Witnesses claim in adverse possession since 1993
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: PROPERTY - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. O2021-4135.pdf
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR

September 14, 2021










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the issuance ofa quit claim deed for adverse possession for 2853 East 79lh Street to Windsor Park Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "Citv") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of Ihe provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970 and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the foreclosure of its demolition lien, the City took title to the real property commonly known as 2853 E. 79th Street and legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Property") via a sheriff's deed dated as of July 31, 1992, and recorded in the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds (the "Recorder's Office") on October 1,1992, as document number 92731061 (the "City's Deed"): and

WHEREAS, Mr. Earl Warren purchased the Property's outstanding taxes at the 1991 scavenger tax sale ("1991 Tax Sale"); and
WHEREAS, the City did not petition either the Cook County Treasurer or the Circuit Court of Cook County to declare a sale-in-error to the 1991 Tax Sale; and

WHEREAS, due to the City's failure to petition for a declaration for a sale-in-error to the 1991 Tax Sale, the Circuit Court of Cook County granted Mr. Earl Warren a tax deed for the Property dated as of January 22, 1993, and recorded in the Recorder's Office on January 28, 1993, as document number 93072517 (the "Tax Deed"); and

WHEREAS, the City failed to petition the Circuit Court of Cook County to void the Tax Deed; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Warren conveyed the Property along with several other parcels of...

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