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)

Jun 26, 2016 City Of Chicago Officials And Event Organizers Recap Successful Pride Parade
Jun 16, 2016 City And Federal Officials Discuss Safety And Security Measures Ahead Of Pride Fest And Chicago's 47th Anuual Pride Parade Over Next Two Weekends
Jun 9, 2016 OEMC Encourages public to plan accordingly due to weekend traffic throughout the city
May 27, 2016 OEMC Encourages Safe and Enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend
May 27, 2016 **TRAFFIC ADVISORY**

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