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)

Nov 18, 2016 As Winter Chill Takes Hold, City Departments Remind Residents To Take Precautions During Cold Weather
Nov 18, 2016 BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday Impacts Michigan Avenue; Wintry Weather Expected
Nov 4, 2016 Cubs World Series Victory Parade and Rally a Success!
Nov 3, 2016 A world-class rally for our World Series champs!

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