In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please click here.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a comprehensive report detailing progress made since taking office in May 2011. The 32-page report highlights progress made to improve the quality of schools, the safety of streets, the cost and effectiveness of city government, and the urgent need to create and keep the jobs in Chicago. The report, a public feedback form, video and more resources are available at www.cityofchicago.org/firstyear.
“In one year we have made significant progress toward securing Chicago’s future. We have worked to make our government more effective, to deliver better services at a more competitive price, and to open government to the public,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Although there is still much to do, I am more confident now than ever that the challenges for the city of Chicago are no match for the character of the people of Chicago.”
In the first year in office the Emanuel Administration has:
Mayor Emanuel also hosted his third #AskChicago live Facebook Town Hall meeting with Chicagoans to discuss his first year in office and to solicit ideas from the public on how keep Chicago moving forward. More than 200 questions and ideas were posted, generating 1,511 public votes from nearly 800 users. The entire video of this event is available at www.cityofchicago.org/firstyear.
Watch and learn more about the Emanuel Administration's first year here on the Mayor's Office YouTube page.
You can also find the full pdf of the first-year progress report here.
# # #