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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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Oct 21, 2016 Board Releases Revised Guidance on Cubs Post-Season Tickets
Oct 21, 2016 Read the Executive Director's 2017 Budget Statement
Oct 20, 2016 Open Session Minutes of the August 2016 Board Meeting
Oct 13, 2016 Agenda for the October 2016 Board meeting
Sep 28, 2016 Public Notice Regarding the September 2016 Board Meeting
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