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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)

Sep 28, 2016 Public Notice Regarding the September 2016 Board Meeting
Sep 23, 2016 Agenda for the September 2016 Board meeting
Sep 7, 2016 Public Notice Regarding Change of September Meeting date
Aug 23, 2016 Board Finds Lobbyists in Violation of Law, Assesses Fines
Aug 18, 2016 Open Session Minutes of the July 2016 Board Meeting
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