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Chicago City Council consists of 50 elected aldermen and meets monthly to shape the city. The council works with Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor, and Anna Valencia, the City Clerk.

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The Mayor proposes most city-wide policies. These include business transactions, changes to the municipal code, bond issuance and appointments.

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At the local level, matters like land use, signs, street parking, business permits, and other residents issues require the local Alderman's support.

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Upcoming Meetings


Next City Council meeting

Tue 10/31/2017
10:00a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall
121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL

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Committee meetings

Mon 10/23 - Committee on Budget and Government Operations

Mon 10/23 - Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards

Tue 10/24 - Committee on Budget and Government Operations


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Latest Council Meeting

At the latest City Council meeting on Oct 11th, council members took action on 6 pieces of legislation, including 5 that are non-routine.

One of the more unusual aspects of Chicago City Council is the volume of ordinances that are introduced and passed every month. Most of these are routine items like sign permits, damaged vehicle claims, sidewalk cafe approvals and honorifics.

To help sort through all of this, we classify all legislation and tag it appropriately. If something doesn’t look like a routine piece of legislation, we tag it as Non-Routine to make it easier to discover.

Non-Routine Activity

Communication 2017-69 None

Call for Special City Council Meeting on October 18, 2017 regarding Year 2018 Executive Budget; Mayor's Budget Message; Year XLIV (44) CDBG recommendations; publication of Executive Budget and ...

10/18/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Community Development Block Grant

Communication 2017-71 None

2018 Estimated Aggregate Property Tax Levy

10/18/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Finances Taxes

Ordinance 2017-7654 Active

2018 Draft Action Plan and CDBG Year XLIV Budget Recommendations

10/18/2017 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Community Development Block Grant

Ordinance 2017-7655 Active

2018 Budget Overview

10/18/2017 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance 2017-7653 Active

2018 Budget Recommendations

10/18/2017 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

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