November 14, 2016

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Home Share (Airbnb) Ordinance Meeting

On June 22, 2016, the City of Chicago adopted an ordinance that changed the law regarding the regulation of short-term rental activity, including shared housing and vacation rentals, in the city. The ordinance takes effect December 17, 2016.

As part of the ordinance, the City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection will maintain a Prohibited Buildings List which will allow your building to be placed on a list prohibiting short-term residential rental activity in your building if it has 5 or more dwelling units, or the building is otherwise governed by a homeowners' association, condo association, or building cooperative. The provision of the ordinance allowing buildings to be added to the Prohibited Buildings List went into effect on July 15, 2016.   This list allows the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection to ensure those dwelling units on the list will not be rented through home-sharing platforms (i.e. Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey, VRBO, among others).
 
On November 16th, the 3rd Ward Office in conjunction with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, will host a meeting for Board Presidents, Managing Agents or Association Attorneys, to learn about the House Share Ordinance and how to take the necessary steps to be included on the Prohibited Buildings List.  The meeting will also offer an opportunity to get questions answered, obtain an Affidavit Form and learn how to handle complaints.
 
All Board Presidents, Managing Agents or Association Representatives of Condominiums & Homeowners Associations, located in the 3rd Ward, are invited to attend this important meeting on:
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. - Presentation Begins
Daystar School - 1550 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
 
Please confirm your attendance via email to Renee Barrera at rbarrera@cityofchicago.org.  If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact (773) 373-9273.
Glessner 
Purchase Glessner House Candlelight Tour Tickets

Christmas Candlelight Tours
Sunday December 4, 2016
Tours offered every 15 minutes
5:30 pm 5:45 pm 6:00 pm
6:15 pm 6:30 pm 6:45 pm
$15 per person
$12 for members of Glessner with coupon code
Glessner House Museum
1800 S. Prairie Avenue

These special 45-minute docent-led tours will highlight Christmas customs and decorations of the 19th century. The house will feature elaborate decorations of the period including a live tree decorated with period ornaments, toys and holiday crafts, and the dining table set for an eight-course Christmas feast. After the tour, enjoy a display of gingerbread houses and light refreshments in the coach house.
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Lake Shore Drive Temp. Overnight Closures

On  11/14, overnight beam removal of the previously existing NW ramp over Northbound Lake Shore Drive will be ongoing. In order to perform the work the following overnight closures will occur:
 
Full Stops on Northbound Lake Shore Drive Lane Closures
Starting at 9 p.m., Northbound Lake Shore Drive will be reduced to 1 lane by 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Starting at 1 a.m., there will be 15 minute intermittent stops on the one open lane on Northbound Lake Shore Drive.
 
Northbound Stevenson to Northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp
The ramp will be reduced to 1 lane starting at midnight and completely shut down from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. A posted detour will direct traffic to take the Southbound Lake Shore Drive ramp, exit at 31st St, and re-enter Northbound Lake Shore Drive.
 
On 11/21 or 11/22, overnight beam removal of the previously existing NW ramp over Southbound Lake Shore Drive will be ongoing. In order to perform the work the following overnight closures will occur:

Full Stops on Southbound Lake Shore Drive Lane Closures
Starting at 9 p.m., Southbound Lake Shore Drive will be reduced to 1 lane by 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Starting at 1 a.m., there will be 15 minute intermittent stops on the one open lane on Southbound Lake Shore Drive.