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Friday, December 12, 2014

Update on Bleacher Zoning Dispute

We've previously posted about the suburban school district that installed bleachers at its high school without going through the city's zoning process.  When sued by the city, the school district argued that it was exempt from zoning.  The circuit and appellate courts disagreed, holding that the school district must comply with local zoning. Gurba v. Community HS Dist. 155 

The school district has filed an appeal with the Illinois supreme court, but it could take months before the court decides whether it will hear the appeal.  Recently, the school district submitted an application to the city for zoning relief for the bleachers, which application is making its way through the city's zoning process.  That process will include staff review and a future public hearing before the city's planning and zoning commission before ultimately being voted on by the city council.  

You can read the previous posts about this case here and here.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf


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