Recent News from the Office of the City Clerk

May 21, 2015

Federal court upholds Cook County ban on the sale of puppy mill animals

U.S. Federal Judge Matthew F. Kennelly today dismissed a complaint brought against Cook County by the Missouri Pet Breeders Association and other parties representing the puppy mill industry, effectively upholding… Read more

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May 18, 2015

City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza hosts inaugural open house at City Hall

Please feel free to visit the Office of the Chicago City Clerk for a meet and greet with Clerk Susana A. Mendoza this afternoon following the 2015 Inauguration event. Details… Read more

May 6, 2015

Chicago City Clerk Mendoza backs historic ordinance to support torture survivors and their families

Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza released the following statement today regarding a City Council ordinance providing police torture survivors and their families with monetary reparations, counseling, assistance with tuition… Read more

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

  • Thank you for an amazing week. On Monday, we welcomed new aldermen and brought back Mayor Rahm Emanuel and veteran aldermen for another term during an inauguration ceremony that featured Mayor Richard Daley and President Bill Clinton. We also hosted an Open House at City Hall and had a blast with people celebrating the big day. Wednesday was the first City Council meeting for this new group of civic leaders. On Thursday we received the amazing news that the Cook County won its battle with the puppy mill industry to successfully ban on the sale of puppy mill animals in retail stores. Congratulations again to Commissioner John Fritchey and the Puppy Mill Project - Chicago for their hard work. Please have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend and thank you again!
  • It's has music, laughs, inspirational speeches and more (Hint: Mayor Daley & President Bill Clinton!!!). In case you missed it and wanted to see how it all came together earlier this week, the 2015 Chicago Inauguration Ceremony is now available on YouTube.
  • The first #Chicago City Council with our newly elected aldermen will convene at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday). As always, we will be live streaming the meeting here. Please join us!
  • We are wrapping up our inaugural open house event at City Hall this afternoon. There are still some snacks left but they are going fast.
  • Please stop by and say "hello" to the Clerk at Monday's Open House!
  • The deadline to apply online for one of One Summer Chicago’s 24,000 summer employment opportunities for people ages 14 to 24 is Friday, May 15th. Chicagoans who are interested should act quickly and apply online at www.onesummerchicago.org One Summer Chicago: More than a job. Your chance. Your choice. Your future!
  • Do not be alarmed, this is only an Indonesian lion performer on the loose in the food court of the State of Illinois Building. Thank you Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White for taking time to honor Chicago's Asian Pacific Americans this afternoon.
  • The day people who work downtown wait for all winter is coming this week: The Daley Plaza farmers market opens on Thursday!
  • Happy Mother's Day everyone! Enjoy your special day moms.
  • All of our Chicago City Vehicle Sticker payment processing systems are back online and operational. You can again buy via our EZ>BUY online sales app, at our offices (at the start of business tomorrow) or other vendors, such as currency exchanges. Thank you for your patience during this outage.
  • Due to ongoing technical issues affecting the City’s network, our EZ>BUY online vehicle sticker sales application and the systems we use to complete in-person transactions are temporarily offline. Again, our online sales application and all in-person sales locations, including City Clerk sales locations and our partner vendors at currency exchanges, are unable to sell vehicle stickers at this time. These issues should be addressed shortly and we will keep you informed here on Facebook, on Twitter @chicityclerk and via www.ChiCityClerk.com with further updates. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.
  • Our statement on today's passage in the Chicago City Council of an ordinance that represents a step toward justice for the survivors of police torture and their families.
  • There's only one place to find #Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Bruce Rauner & the #chicouncil together: We go live with our broadcast of today's City Council meeting at 10 am at ChiCityClerk.com.
  • Register for tickets and get all the info you need for the Monday, May 18 inauguration event featuring Mayor Emanuel and your local Chicago aldermen on the new website launched today.