October 12, 2017

Mayor Emanuel Launches the City of Chicago's Redesigned Website

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Innovation and Technology today launched the redesigned City of Chicago website (http://cityofchicago.org). The updated website features incremental and critical design changes to improve usability and accessibility. This is the first redesign since 2010.

This latest redesign makes the City’s website more user-friendly to help create a better experience for both residents and visitors to the City. The website is now mobile-friendly, making it accessible to the majority of users who access the site from smartphones or tablets. The website presents key services and transactions, such as applying for licenses, front and center and makes these services accessible from all pages to help users find information quickly and easily. Additionally, the website streamlines navigation, follows accessibility guidelines and is optimized for screen readers.

“The updated City of Chicago website reflects our goals to better serve and communicate with residents and visitors to the City,” Mayor Emanuel said. “The redesign embraces a modern and streamlined effort to help improve this communication and make information about city services easily accessible to all.”

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