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 29, 2015 As Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park This Weekekdn, City Encourages Fans To Enjoy Premier Music Festival Safely And Responsibly
Jul 24, 2015 Balbo, Jackson Closed For Lollapalooza Set-up; Columbus To Close Next Wednesday For The July 31 – August 2 Music Festival
Jul 17, 2015 OEMC Advises Chicago To Prepare For Hot Weather As Well As Traffic Impacts During Busy Weekend
Jul 16, 2015 Statement From The City Of Chicago Office Of Emergency Management And Communications Regarding Training In Chicago July 20-25
Jul 13, 2015 IEMA released weather threat

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