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 18, 2014 City Reminds Public to Expect Traffic Impacts During Busy Weekend in Chicago
Jul 12, 2014 Taste Of Chicago Closed Today Due To Extreme Weather
Jul 8, 2014 As Taste Of chicago Begins, OEMC Advises Public To Be Aware Of Street Closures And Crowds For The Five-Day Festival
Jun 26, 2014 Weekend Events In Chicago Impact Traffic On The North,South And Central Areas Of City; OEMC Encourages Public To Plan Accordingly
Jun 19, 2014 IDOT Reminds Motorists of Upcoming Ontario Street Bridge Demolition, Impact to Traffic This Weekend

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