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Record #: O2022-2671   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/21/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Vacation of public alley(s) in area bounded by W Chicago Ave, N Kedzie Ave, W Huron St and N Sawyer Ave
Sponsors: Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: ALLEY - Vacation
Attachments: 1. O2022-2671.pdf

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

WHEREAS, the properties at 726-728 S. Kedzie Avenue, 730-756 S. Kedzie Avenue. 3201-3225 W. Chicago Avenue, and 733-757 N. Sawyer Avenue are owned by the City of Chicago, an Illinois municipal corporation ; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District proposes to assemble its adjacent properties and the portion of the alley to be vacated, for the purpose of expanding and enhancing (George) Kells Park (under CDOT File 11-27-21-3999); and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Chicago, after due investigation and consideration, has determined that the nature and extent of public use and the public interest to be subserved is such as to warrant the vacation, of the public; alley described below- now, therefore,


SECTION 1. Legal Description

THAT PART OF THE EAST-WEST 16' WIDE PUBLIC ALLEY OPENED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION BY ORDINANCE PASSED ON APRIL 15,1942, RECORDED ON MAY 15,1942 AS DOCUMENT NO. 12892991, BEING THE SOUTH 16 FEET OF LOT 44 IN ARMINGTON'S SUBDIVISION, IN BOOK 9 PAGE 95, OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CONTAINING 2003 SQUARE FEET, OR 0.046 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, as shaded and legally described by the words "HEREBY VACATED" on the plat hereto attached as Exhibit A, which drawing for greater, is hereby made a part of this ordinance, be and the same is hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as the same is no longer required for public use and the public interest will be subserved by such vacations.

SECTION 2: The vacation herein provided for is made upon...

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