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Chicago City Council Print Page

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


    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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