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Ethics Reform

Since taking office, Mayor Emanuel has initiated numerous reforms to improve ethics and accountability in Chicago’s government, including signing six Executive Orders strengthening the City’s ethics rules, creating an online lobbyist disclosure system, appointing an Ethics Reform Task Force charged with making recommendations to ensure appropriate oversight of government activity, introducing first-of-its-kind whistleblower protections for all Chicago residents, and appointing seven new members to Board of Ethics. For a full view of Mayor Emanuel’s ethics reform timeline, click here.

The Board of Ethics administers Chicago’s Governmental Ethics and Campaign Financing Ordinances, laws adopted to help ensure that City officials and employees avoid conflicts of interests.

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Most Recent News (Ethics)

Nov 30, 2015 Board releases its comments on the Nov. 18 Legislative Inspector General proposal
Nov 24, 2015 Board Advisory Regarding 2016 Ward Committeeman Elections
Nov 23, 2015 Public Notice Regarding December Board Meeting
Nov 19, 2015 Open Session Minutes of the October 2015 Board Meeting
Nov 12, 2015 Agenda for November 2015 meeting
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