Aldermanic Disclosures

Disclosures/Notifications of abstentions filed by Council members pursuant to Section 2-156-080 of the Ethics Ordinance

What can you view on this website?
This site allows you to view written disclosures filed by Chicago City Council members pursuant to §2-156-080 of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance.  Except for the identifying information added by the Board of Ethics in the bottom right corner of each page of the disclosures, all posted materials are scanned, unmodified copies of the documents as received by the Board of Ethics.

What must be disclosed?

If an alderman has an interest in a matter: As to any matter pending before the City Council or any Council committee, under §2-156-080(b)(1) of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance, any member of City Council who has any financial interest that is either (i) distinguishable from the general public or all aldermen, or (ii) from which he or she has derived any income or compensation during the preceding 12 months, or from which he or she reasonably expects to derive compensation in the next 12 months, shall:

  1. publicly disclose the nature and extent of such interest on the record of Council proceedings;
  2. notify the Board of Ethics of such interest within 96 hours of delivery by the City Clerk to the member, of the introduction of any ordinance, resolution, order or other matter in the City Council, or as soon thereafter as the member is or should be aware of such potential conflict of interest; and
  3. abstain from voting on the matter, but be counted present for quorum purposes. The Board must make these disclosures available for public inspection and copying immediately upon receipt.

 

If an alderman has an interest in a person with a matter: Under §2-156-080(b)(2) of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance, to avoid even an appearance of impropriety, any member of City Council who has a business relationship with a person or entity with a matter pending before City Council or any Council Committee that (i) creates a financial interest on the part of the member or (ii) from which the member has derived any income or compensation during the preceding 12 months or from whom the member reasonably expects to derive any income or compensation in the next 12 months, shall:

  1. publicly disclose the nature of such business relationship on the record of Council proceedings;
  2. notify the Board of Ethics of such relationship within 96 hours of delivery by the City Clerk to the member, of the introduction of any ordinance, resolution, order or other matter in the City Council, or as soon thereafter as the member is or should be aware of such potential conflict; and
  3. abstain from voting on the matter, but be counted present for quorum purposes. The Board must make these disclosures available for public inspection and copying immediately upon receipt.

 

Disclosures filed in months prior to those on this page or after the latest posting may be obtained by contacting the Board of Ethics.

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