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Since taking office, Mayor Emanuel has initiated numerous reforms to improve ethics and accountability in Chicago’s government, including signing six Executive Orders strengthening the City’s ethics rules, creating an online lobbyist disclosure system, appointing an Ethics Reform Task Force charged with making recommendations to ensure appropriate oversight of government activity, introducing first-of-its-kind whistleblower protections for all Chicago residents, and appointing seven new members to Board of Ethics. For a full view of Mayor Emanuel’s ethics reform timeline, click here.



The Board of Ethics administers Chicago’s Governmental Ethics and Campaign Financing Ordinances, laws adopted to help ensure that City officials and employees avoid conflicts of interests.

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Feb 3, 2016 New Lobbyist Data Sets
Feb 3, 2016 2015-2016 Lobbyist Ethics Training
Jan 27, 2016 2015 Ethics Training Violations
Jan 22, 2016 Open Session Minutes of the November 2015 Board Meeting
Jan 13, 2016 Agenda for January 2016 meeting
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