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)

Aug 28, 2015 OEMC REMINDS RESIDENTS OF EVENTS IMPACTING TRAFFIC; SOLD-OUT WRIGLEY FIELD CONCERT ON SATURDAY, CHICAGO TRIATHLON ON SUNDAY
Aug 13, 2015 Chicago’s Air and Water Show along the Lakefront Highlights the Weekend
Aug 13, 2015 City Hosts Public Safety Vendor Outreach Event
Jul 29, 2015 As Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park This Weekend, 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

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