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)

Jan 18, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, OEMC Remind Chicagoans to Stay Safe, Access Services As Needed During Cold Weather Conditions
Dec 1, 2015 UAWG Meeting
Oct 19, 2015 As The Cubs Pursue The Pennant At Home This Week, The City Reminds Fans And Residents Of Parking Restrictions, Safety Precautions In Place
Oct 13, 2015 Cubs Fans And Residents Are Reminded Of The Wrigley Field Neighborhood Parking Bans In The Area For Today's National League Division Series Game; OEMC Encourages Fans To Enjoy The Game Safely
Oct 12, 2015 As The City Cheers On The Chicago cubs, OEMC Reminds Residents,Fans To Be Aware Of Parking Restrictions, Traffic Impacts For This Week's National League Division Series Games At Wrigley Field

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