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Recent News from the Office of the City Clerk

PuppyMill
February 20, 2015

Chicago City Clerk Mendoza to fight puppy mill industry plan to block Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance

Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will fight a federal lawsuit filed by the puppy mill industry to block legislation to end the sale of… Read more

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February 10, 2015

Clerk Susana A. Mendoza on the passing of Alderman Joann Thompson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 10, 2014 Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza issued the following statement on the passing of Alderman Joann Thompson: “We are mourning the tragic loss… Read more

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December 18, 2014

Clerk Mendoza, civic hackers and tech developers release first-ever Chicago residential zoned parking maps and applications for motorists

Unique collaboration helps residents navigate one of the City’s most complicated, and costly, programs The Office of the Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza today joined today with technology developers… Read more

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December 12, 2014

Clerk Mendoza, aldermen, civic tech leaders to debut parking maps & apps for Chicago motorists

Help is on the way for the more than 200,000 Chicago motorists who live in residential parking zones. WHAT: Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Chicago Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd Ward,… Read more

Recent News from Chicago City Council

City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

Council to Consider Ordinance Raising Fines for Littering From a Vehicle

(O2013-4208)

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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

Proposed Ordinance Would Add Section to Municipal Code Regarding Stolen Cell Phones

(O2013-4209)

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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

“Keep Chicago Renting” Ordinance Receives City Council Approval

(SO2012-5127)

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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

City Council Approves Amendment to Parking Meter Lease Agreement

(SO2013-4087)

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  • The puppy mill industry sues the City of Chicago to block a landmark ordinance to promote animal adoptions and we're fighting back for those that cannot defend themselves. Profits should never come before the humane treatment of dogs and cats and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago City Council, the Department of Animal Care & Control, PAWS Chicago, the ASPCA, the Hsus, the Puppy Mill Project - Chicago and many more individuals and organizations agree. Here's the coverage from WGN TV.
  • The donation of kitchen supplies, appliances and contracting labor to Von Linne Elementary School in Avondale was a wonderful way to honor our dear friend Judy Baar Topinka and her commitment to young people.
  • We are at Von Linne Elementary School, a Chicago Public School in Avondale, today honoring the amazing work of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and all she did to help the culinary program here, including the donations of appliances and cabinets and other remodeling work. Our group today includes students, parents, teachers, former Chicago Bear Otis Wilson, Ald. Deb Mell, Comptroller Leslie Munger, Asst Principal Gabriel Parra and Chef Henry from the Palmer House. Thank you to all the generous contractors who are donating to this initiative.
  • The Lake FX Summit + Expo is the region’s largest FREE conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. Presented by Google, the event will be hosted by the City's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special events and based out of the Chicago Cultural Center between April 16 and April 19. It includes keynotes by industry leaders, professional development panels and workshops, networking opportunities and music and film showcases For more on the Lake FX Summit + Expo, follow the link below.
  • Looking forward to the big Sit Stay Read event on Friday, March 27. What a great group of sponsors - including Lagunitas Brewery Chicago, black dog gelato, & Sable Kitchen & Bar!!!
  • Rediscover the Peoples' Palace with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs on Friday at the #Chicago Cultural Center. They have a very cool, free, daylong program to help you beat the winter blues. Click the link for more information.
  • Site Magazine names #Chicago the top metro area for business expansions & relocation.
  • A friendly reminder: Our offices, including satellite locations, will be closed on Monday, March 2 for Casimir Pulaski Day. We will reopen Tuesday morning. Our online EZ>BUY sales application is ALWAYS open for business. Thank you!
  • A cool WBEZ clip from Curious City puts the spotlight on Monday's Casimir Pulaski holiday and how this Polish hero is featured around #Chicago. Insights provided by local historian (and friend of the Clerk's Office) Daniel Pogorzelski.
  • Check out the adorable poster for the Sit Stay Read Bark 'n Ball on Friday, March 27 at Hotel Palomar. For more details on this wonderful program that combines children's literacy and dogs, or for more information about their fundraiser, please visit www.sitstayread.org.
  • Architectural Digest covers Community Tavern , an amazing - and beautiful - new restaurant you should visit soon in Jefferson Park. It's great to see this new addition to the neighborhood getting positive coverage.
  • Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council stand against puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of animals. Read more about how the puppy mill industry is working to rollback landmark legislation to promote animal adoption and decrease euthanasia rates in the City of Chicago and how we can come together to stop it.
  • We are very honored to be visiting with President Barack Obama,Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and local elected officials as the President designates the Pullman Historic District as a national monument this afternoon. Here's a short piece from NBC Chicago.
  • Thank you to the Chicago Police Department for helping retrieve those missing dogs. What an amazing story.
  • We are SO happy to hear the news and see pics of the carjacked dogs reunited with their owners, from The Chicago Sun-Times.
  • The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, today officially recognized our Office's Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Program as part of their 2015 Bright Ideas program. Thank you for the wonderful honor. We could not have done it without the help of our great customers.
  • Just a reminder: Our offices are closed, along with all City offices, on Monday for President's Day. We close at 5 pm today and reopen Tuesday. Sorry for any inconvenience.
  • Our Office is closed today for Lincoln's birthday. Please come visit us tomorrow and sorry for any inconvenience. Online sales are available today and we will be back on Friday.
  • We have released a statement on the loss of our dear friend, Alderman Joann Thompson.