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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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May 19, 2016 Open Session Minutes of the April 2016 Board Meeting
May 12, 2016 Agenda for the May 2016 Board meeting
Apr 12, 2016 Post-Employment Power Point
Apr 7, 2016 The Board's Essential PowerPoint
Apr 5, 2016 Open Session Agenda for the April 13 Board Meeting
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