Recent News from the Office of the City Clerk

April 9, 2014

Chicago City Clerk Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller Topinka partner with Lester & Renee Crown, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Palmer House Hilton to promote healthy eating

What: Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza & Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will join philanthropists Lester & Renee Crown, kids from the Boys & Girls Club and the mascots… Read more

City of Chicago
April 2, 2014

Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza stands with Mayor Emanuel on seeking solutions to pension crisis

Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza issued the following statement regarding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s preliminary proposal to solve the City’s pension deficit: I want to commend Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel… Read more

March 5, 2014

Anti-puppy mill legislation backed by animal advocates, City Clerk Susana Mendoza approved by the Chicago City Council

The City Council today passed a landmark piece of legislation to ban the retail sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in the City of Chicago. The Companion Animal… Read more

City of Chicago
February 27, 2014

City Clerk’s Office Hiring Summer Interns for 2014

The Office of the City Clerk is now accepting applications for its popular summer internship program. The Office hopes to hire at least 60 interns to help implement its summer… 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


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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

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


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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

“Keep Chicago Renting” Ordinance Receives City Council Approval


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City of Chicago
June 6, 2013

City Council Approves Amendment to Parking Meter Lease Agreement


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  • Hit a pothole in Park Ridge, you're out of luck. We are here to help with your vehicle damage claims if you hit one in Chicago. Find out how at
  • We had another amazing Culinary Kids event this week, this time with special hosts Renee Crown, the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton. Chef Henry put on a great healthy cooking demonstration for our kids with our office and Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. You've never cooked until you work in a kitchen with Staley from the Chicago Bears, Southpaw WhiteSox, Clark the Cub, Sky Guy from the Chicago Sky and Tommy Hawk from the Chicago Blackhawks. Special thanks goes to WGN's Lourdes Duarte, Alderman Mary O'Connor and our friend Ken Price and the staff at the Palmer House.
  • We're in the 34th Ward tonight at Sheldon Heights Church talking about Year-Round Sales with Chairman & Alderman Carrie M. Austin. Thank you for the opportunity to visit with your constituents!
  • Thank you to the Chicago Bar Association for inviting us to speak today about our City's new landmark anti-puppy mill ordinance.
  • We had another great Culinary Kids event today with Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka & the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago in the kitchens of the Palmer House Hilton! We hope our young special guests learned something about healthy eating and thank you to our hosts.
  • Start your steamrollers. Use this link to download a PDF to view a hi-rez map of Chicago and all 333 miles of streets to be resurfaced in 2014 under a new plan from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
  • This Chicago Tribune pic says it all!
  • Cook County has unanimously approved its ban on the retail sale of puppy mill pets. Congratulations to the Puppy Mill Project - Chicago who worked so hard on this and the City's new law! Commissioner John Fritchey did an amazing job on this and thank you to his 14 fellow board members who voted "yes" for humane animal laws.
  • The Cook County puppy mill ban is up for a vote today and testimony from both side is streaming online now. Good luck to sponsor Commissioner John Fritchey and our friends at the Puppy Mill Project - Chicago and PAWS. We are hoping for another big victory today.
  • The Clerk's website is your go to place for vehicle damage claims for potholes - just visit to learn more. We're sharing great news today about Mayor Rahm Emanuel securing $15M in additional funding to add 13 more miles to a 350-mile street resurfacing program scheduled to begin this spring/summer.
  • The Chicago Sun-Times hits on the many reasons that the anti-puppy mill movement should move forward in Cook County. Thank you to our many friends like Cook County Board Commissioner John Fritchey, the Puppy Mill Project-Chicago, PAWS Chicago, the Humane Society, Red Door Animal Shelter and others who helped make the City of Chicago law possible. We're pushing for the movement on this issue to continue and we hope you stand with us.
  • Cook County is now taking steps to ban the sale of puppy mill pets. There is already a lot of momentum and we're looking forward to our County moving forward on a law similar to the one we passed here in Chicago last month.
  • The April 2 Chicago City Council meeting video is online. Thank you for your patience today with the technical problems we were having. We apologize for not being able to deliver it to you live.
  • The Chicago City Council kicks off its April mtg at 10 a.m. sharp. Join us, watch live online using the link below and follow along on Twitter at #chicouncil.
  • No foolin': Street sweeping starts April 1 (tomorrow) in Chicago. Check to see when Streets & San will be on your street using this helpful link.