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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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  • This is why we fight for humane animal laws: A heartbreaking report about consumers duped by people who profit from the mistreatment of the pets we love. Thank you Jason Knowles ABC7 & ABC 7 Chicago for your investigation into the shockingly irresponsible #puppymill industry.
  • Tune in to ABC 7 Chicago at 10 p.m. tonight for this special report on puppy mills. This is why we are fighting the good fight when it comes to humane laws for our animal friends.
  • Talking today w students from the University of Chicago's Harris School as part of their lunch political speaker series.
  • We share our condolences with the Catholic community and our neighbors across the City as we mourn the loss of a pious and faithful church leader who was born and raised in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood, Cardinal Francis George.
  • Chicago's potholes "not half as bad as last year," says one cabbie. Some interesting data here from the Chicago Tribune.
  • The Office of the Chicago City Clerk hopes all of you enjoy the very special celebrations of Easter and Passover today and this weekend.
  • Our Archer Avenue City Clerk office is back up and open for business. A power outage and AT&T service issue forced us to go offline for a few hours. We will close at 5 p.m. Thank you for your patience! We will be open all holiday weekend at ChiCityClerk.com.
  • Our Archer Avenue City Clerk office is temporarily closed this morning due to a power outage in the area. We will keep you posted on any updates and apologize for any inconvenience. For additional sales locations, please visit the link below. http://chicityclerk.com/city-stickers-parking/storelocator/
  • 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.