Donna Pugh, a partner in Foley & Lardner, a Chicago law practice, has written about the impact of new Chicago public way rules which should reduce costs and streamline the approvals process.
Chicago business and property owners who have long lamented the onerous approval process associated with private use of the public way finally have some good news.
In January 2010, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance aimed at simplifying the process whereby property owners receive approvals to maintain canopies, marquees, awnings, signs, flagpoles, bay windows, bridges, kiosks, and other uses of the public way. In addition, in many instances, costs can be reduced.
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