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Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prepares Chicago for emergencies, provides assistance to people and institutions for disaster recovery, mitigates the effects of these events, and, whenever possible, prevents emergencies and disasters from occurring or worsening.

The OEM is also Chicago’s liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Illinois Office of Emergency Management, as well as federal and state emergency management agencies.

Most Recent News (Office of Emergency Management)

Nov 21, 2014 Michigan Avenue To Be On Display As Chicago Kicks Off The 2014 Holiday Season With The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Saturday
Oct 9, 2014 Chicagoans Reminded Of Traffic Impacts In City During Busy Weekend
Oct 7, 2014 The City Prepares For The 37th Annual Bank Of America Chicago Marathon On Sunday
Sep 18, 2014 City Hosts Public Safety Vendor Outreach event
Aug 29, 2014 Drop-Off Areas Designated For This Weekend's Concerts At Soldier Field; Large Crowds And Traffic Impacts Expected

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