Office of Emergency Management
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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)

Jul 26, 2016 As Lollapalooza Celebrates 25 Years This Weekend, City Encourages Fans To Enjoy Premier Music Festival Safely And Responsibly
Jul 22, 2016 Grant Park Area Street Closures In Effect For Lollapalooza Music Festival
Jul 20, 2016 Chicago City Council Approves OEMC'S New Executive Director
Jul 20, 2016 City Officials Remind Chicagoans Of Extreme Summer Weather Precautions
Jul 19, 2016 Agenda

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