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Recent News from the Office of the City Clerk

OpenGov
March 18, 2015

Announcing the new ChicagoCode.org providing one-stop access to the Chicago Municipal Code

The new ChicagoCode.org is being released this week to coincide with the March 18 Chicago City Council meeting, giving residents, business owners and government workers the most accessible, user-friendly, and… Read more

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

ZoneMap02 (1)
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

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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  • Baseball is back in Chicago next month, that means parking gets a little tougher on the north side and the south side. In our experience, this results in an uptick in complaints about people selling residential daily parking permits. We wanted take a moment to remind residents that it is illegal to resell guest parking passes. Violators can be banned from buying them or even fined. Please only buy residential daily parking permits for their proper use - for friends, family or caregivers. For more information about eligibility to buy guest passes, visit our website.
  • Have you ever taken a look at the #Chicago student interns page? There are tons of opportunities for spring/summer internships here from the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, our City ward offices and other City departments.
  • Our office will no longer process U.S. passport documents starting on April 1. March 31 will be the final day we will accept and process documents. We apologize for any inconvenience, but there are still a number of options available if you are traveling abroad. To find an alternative Department of State partner agency that can help you obtain a passport, please use the link below.
  • We are proud to be honored tonight with Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, Scott Waguespack, Alderman, Ald. Ameya Pawar & Ald. Joe Moreno at the PAWS Chicago Animal Magnetism event. Click the link to learn more about helping out this wonderful organization that helps connect so many Chicago animals with families.
  • WGN TV covered our visit last week with Comcast to help provide access to technology to students at Alcott College Prep. You may recognize some of the special guests including Chicago's first lady, Amy Rule, Treasurer Kurt Summers, Ludacris (yes, that Ludacris) & Chance The Rapper.
  • The Chicago City Council is set to meet today at 10 am. Join us, follow along via Twitter at #chicouncil and watch live using the link below. This is the last #chicouncil meeting before the April 7 election.
  • Talented & tough: An amazing former #chicityclerk summer intern is grabbing headlines. Mary Kate Love is the 2015 #SouthSideIrish parade queen. We are so proud of you! #StPats
  • Pretty sharp mohawk here from someone with little experience as a hair stylist. This edgy look was for a great cause: the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research. It was fun to visit the #Chicago police and fire training center with our friends Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Nick Sposato, 38th Ward.
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be joining with US Education Secretary Arne Duncan later today to announce a new Chicago Public Schools program to promote financial literacy.
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel & the Chicago City Council set aside additional funds this year for potholes. This link is one way to report them. Calling your alderman and providing their staff the exact location is another way. The City filled over 920,000 potholes in 2014 and the pothole season is upon us.
  • We are at Alcott College Prep this afternoon helping give away laptop computers and bridge the digital divide with Treasurer Kurt Summers, First Lady Amy Rule, Chance The Rapper, Comcast, Zoriada Sambulin from NBC Chicago and the guy in the pic, special guest Ludacris.
  • The Chicago City Council will begin a special meeting to honor the memory of Alderman Joann Thompson, 16th Ward, in about 20 minutes. Use the link to watch live and make plans to join us again next Wednesday for the second Council meeting of March.
  • We are working tirelessly to stop the abuse of animals for the sake of profit. Follow the link from ABC 7 Chicago to hear how we are fighting a lawsuit filed by the puppy mill industry to stop legislation to promote animal adoptions in the City of Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago City Council, the Puppy Mill Project Chicago, PAWS Chicago and many other animal advocates are standing with us, so we like our chances as this plays out in the federal courts. Like our post if you believe in defending the puppies and dogs cannot defend themselves.
  • Are you more of a Lady Gaga, Garrison Keillor, The Doobie Brothers or ZZ Top kind of Ravania fan? There is something for everyone: The new summer 2015 Ravinia Festival lineup, including 120 events, was released today.
  • You just cannot trust the people in an industry that profits from the suffering of dogs. You have to watch the clip to believe that someone that sells puppy mill dogs would tell WGN TV, "I don't know what a puppy mill is." The puppy mill industry is suing the City to block our landmark legislation to protect pets and promote animal adoptions. Our supporters include Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago City Council and tens of thousands of animal advocates throughout the Midwest and we hope we can count on your support as well.