The Board has published a distillation of what is available on the City’s Data Portal: here is an Excel spreadsheet showing every lobbyist currently registered, and every client that lobbyist represents, along with the lobbyist’s employer (which is often different from the lobbyist’s clients), and their respective contact information. You can use the Control-F function on your keyboard to search for any lobbyist or client by name. We will update this posting regularly. We hope to update this on a monthly basis. We hope this makes our lobbyist website easier to use. Note: for the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 312-744-9660
On December 18, 2019, City Council passed an amendment to the Governmental Ethics Ordinance. It is effective April 14, 2020. The link for it is found here: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/reg/news/2019/december/ordDec2019.html
It first states that no City elected official or employee may lobby (or receive compensation from anyone else’s lobbying) the State, Cook County, or any other unit of local government in the State. Second, it states that no elected official of the State or unit of local government in the State may lobby the City, City Council, or any City agency, department, board or commission.