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Chicago Ward Offices

  Ward 1    

  Served by Alderman Joe Moreno
    

  Ward 2    

  Served by Alderman Robert Fioretti
    

  Ward 3    

  Served by Alderman Pat Dowell
    

  Ward 4    

  Served by Alderman William Burns
    

  Ward 5    

  Served by Alderman Leslie Hairston
    

  Ward 6    

  Served by Alderman Roderick Sawyer
    

  Ward 7    

  Served by Alderman Sandi Jackson
    

  Ward 8    

  Served by Alderman Michelle Harris
    

  Ward 9    

  Served by Alderman Anthony Beale
    

  Ward 10    

  Served by Alderman John Pope
    

  Ward 11    

  Served by Alderman James Balcer
    

  Ward 12    

  Served by Alderman George A. Cardenas
    

  Ward 13    

  Served by Alderman Marty Quinn
    

  Ward 14    

  Served by Alderman Ed Burke
    

  Ward 15    

  Served by Alderman Toni Foulkes
    

  Ward 16    

  Served by Alderman JoAnn Thompson
    

  Ward 17    

  Served by Alderman Latasha Thomas
    

  Ward 18    

  Served by Alderman Lona Lane
    

  Ward 19    

  Served by Alderman Matthew O’Shea
    

  Ward 20    

  Served by Alderman Willie Cochran
    

  Ward 21    

  Served by Alderman Howard Brookins Jr.
    

  Ward 22    

  Served by Alderman Ricardo Munoz
    

  Ward 23    

  Served by Alderman Michael Zalewski
    

  Ward 24    

  Served by Alderman Michael Chandler
    

  Ward 25    

  Served by Alderman Daniel Solis
    

  Ward 26    

  Served by Alderman Roberto Maldonado
    

  Ward 27    

  Served by Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.
    

  Ward 28    

  Served by Alderman Jason Ervin
    

  Ward 29    

  Served by Alderman Deborah Graham
    

  Ward 30    

  Served by Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras
    

  Ward 31    

  Served by Alderman Ray Suarez
    

  Ward 32    

  Served by Alderman Scott Waguespack
    

  Ward 33    

  Served by Alderman Richard F. Mell
    

  Ward 34    

  Served by Alderman Carrie Austin
    

  Ward 35  

  Served by Alderman Rey Colon
    

  Ward 36    

  Served by Alderman Nicholas Sposato
    

  Ward 37    

  Served by Alderman Emma Mitts
    

  Ward 38    

  Served by Alderman Timothy M. Cullerton
    

  Ward 39    

  Served by Alderman Margaret Laurino
    

  Ward 40    

  Served by Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor
    

  Ward 41    

  Served by Alderman Mary O’Connor
    

  Ward 42    

  Served by Alderman Brendan Reilly
    

  Ward 43    

  Served by Alderman Michele Smith
    

  Ward 44    

  Served by Alderman Thomas M. Tunney
    

  Ward 45    

  Served by Alderman John Arena
    

  Ward 46    

  Served by Alderman James Cappleman
    

  Ward 47    

  Served by Alderman Ameya Pawar
    

  Ward 48    

  Served by Alderman Harry Osterman
    

  Ward 49    

  Served by Alderman Joseph A. Moore
    

  Ward 50    

  Served by Alderman Debra Silverstein

      

    The City Council is the legislative branch

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    The City Council is the legislative branch of government of the City of Chicago. In accordance with Illinois law (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-5) It consists of the Mayor and aldermen elected from each of the fifty wards to serve four-year terms. The legislative powers of the City Council are granted by the state legislature and by the home rule provisions of the Illinois constitution. Within specified limits, the City Council has the general right to exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare: to license: to tax: and to incur debt.

    Chicago City Council


    Journals of the Proceedings

    The Journal of the Proceedings serves as the official record of City Council meetings and reflects all legislative actions. Included in the official record is a synopsis of Mayoral and Aldermanic introductions referred to committees, committee reports, complete text of adopted legislation, roll call votes, motions and parliamentary actions, notifications of filings with and legislative publications by the City Clerk, approval of City Council Journal, and other actions taken on the Council Floor.

     


    Chicago City Clerk’s Legislative Information Center

    Legislation, such as ordinances, resolutions, orders, and claims. Legislative records contain detailed information including sponsors, actions taken and related dates, and passage status, as well as a .pdf of the actual legislative text.
    City Council meetings. Includes both full City Council meetings as well as Committee meetings. A meeting record will contain the date/time/location of the meeting, a list of all considered legislation, the notice, the agenda and the recorded minutes. Videos of all City Council meetings between July 2011 and present are available here.
    City Council committees. Records include meeting history, membership, jurisdiction and pending legislation.
    Alderman. Aldermanic pages contain office contact information (including website links and social media links), committee membership and sponsored legislation.

    Chicago Municipal Code


    The Municipal Code is a published compilation of City laws and their revisions organized according to subject matter (arranged by title, chapter and section). The Municipal Code is updated periodically as new ordinances are adopted by the City Council.

     

    Chicago Municipal Code – Advance Legislative Service

     

    Department  of Administrative Hearings  --  The Department of Administrative Hearings is an independent quasi-judicial body. The matters which come before us to be adjudicated relate to the public health, safety, welfare, morals and economic well being of the residents of the City of Chicago.

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