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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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Next City Council meeting

Wed 9/06/2017
9:30a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall
121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL

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Wed 08/30 - Committee on Transportation and Public Way


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Latest Council Meeting

At the latest City Council meeting on Jul 26th, council members took action on 74 pieces of legislation, including 7 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 2017-45 None

Office of Inspector General Advisory regarding allegations of cheating on 2015 Lieutenant Promotional Exam

7/26/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Report 2017-38 Active

Office of Inspector General Review of City of Chicago’s Collective Bargaining Agreements.

7/26/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Communication 2017-49 None

General Obligation Bonds Series 2007A-K (Modern Schools Across Chicago Program) Amendment to Debit Service Payment Schedule

7/26/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Finances Bonds

Report 2017-51 Active

Inspector General's Quarterly Report (2017 Q2)

7/26/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Special Funds Inspector General

Communication 2017-50 None

Certificate Pursuant to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, General Airport Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017A, Series 2017B, Series 2017C and General Airport Lien Revenue Bonds, ...

7/26/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Airports

Report 2017-47 Active

Office of Inspector General regarding Opportunities for Civilianization in Chicago Fire Department Follow-up Inquiry

7/26/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Report 2017-48 Active

Office of Inspector General regarding Human Resources Department and Office of Budget and Management Hiring Timeliness Follow-up Inquiry

7/26/2017 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

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