Companies seeking property tax relief in exchange for rehabbing existing vacant, dilapidated manufacturing properties in certain parts of the city would no longer need approval from the Council’s Committee on Economic, Capital, and Technology Development.

A resolution designating the Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development as the authorizing authority for such applications advanced out of that committee Tuesday. It sought to bring the city into compliance with new rules adopted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners last month.

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