Chicago, Illinois

The National weather service in Chicago issued a heat advisory in effect for Tuesday, July 5 in Chicago

The City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications will monitor conditions citywide and escalate plans as needed for extreme heat conditions and any threat of severe weather. The City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is monitoring weather conditions citywide and will work with...

Flags to Half-Staff Immediately Until Sunset on Saturday July 9, 2022

Proclamation on Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Highland Park, Illinois. As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence perpetrated on our Independence Day, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 9, 2022. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

The Chicago Air and Water Show Soars Back Into Town August 20 and 21

U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights Return. Madeline Long, Director of Communications, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight & U.S. Navy Legacy Flight join forces to commemorate their departed comrade Rudy Malnati Jr., Director of the Air and Water Show for more than 30 years.

OEMC Encourages Residents to Celebrate the July 4th Weekend Safely by Staying Vigilant and Report Suspicious Activity by Calling 9-1-1

The City of Chicago will mark the 4th of July holiday weekend with fireworks at Navy Pier on Saturday, July 2 at 9:30 p.m. as well as multiple festivals, concerts, athletic events and more. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is advising residents, to stay vigilant and celebrate the holiday weekend safely and responsibly.

CDPH COVID-19 Update: Cook County Remains at High COVID-19 Community Level Based on CDC Metrics

CHICAGO – Cook County remains at a High COVID-19 CDC Community Level, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today. "Chicagoans are looking forward to celebrating the Independence Day weekend, as am I,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. “If you can hold holiday weekend gatherings with family and friends outdoors, where ventilation is better and the risk of COVID transmission is lower, take advantage of the warm weather and do so. Please remember though, if you are in any crowded, indoor spaces, to wear your mask.”

Lowering of Flags

In honoring Corporal Nathan Carlson of the United States Marine Corps Hometown: Machesney Park, Illinois. Please, immediately lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency’s personnel until: Sunset: Saturday, July 2, 2022. Notice to Proceed Memo. The Department of Central Management...

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Chicago Announces DBE Participation Goals

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Chicago Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration’s funded contracts/agreements. City of Chicago hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 16.5% for Chicago Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration’s funded contracts/agreements. The proposed goal and its attendant methodology are available for review at the following link (link) for 30 days from the date of this publication.

Statement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

I am proud to join Senator Durbin, Senator Duckworth and members of our Congressional delegation in calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to consider Chicago as the home for the new Advanced Research Project Agency for Health (ARPA-H), a visionary federal research agency realized by the Biden Administration.
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CDOT, Aldermen Waguespack and Martin Break Ground on Lincoln-Ashland-Belmont Streetscape Improvement Project

Erica Schroeder 312.744.0707 | CHICAGO – Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Gia Biagi, 32rd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack, and 47th Ward Alderman Martin today joined community stakeholders to break ground on the Lincoln-Ashland-Belmont Section 2 streetscape improvement project. The project will increase safety for all road users, enhance walkability, and support economic development. Improvements include full-width resurfacing, new lighting and traffic signals, street trees, community identifiers, the reconstruction of three intersections, widened sidewalks, new decorative crosswalks, and a larger pedestrian plaza space with seating, street trees, landscaping, and pavers.
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Chicago To Upgrade All Protected Bike Lanes to Concrete by End of 2023

Work to begin this week on largest expansion of concrete protected bike lanes in City history. Erica Schroeder 312.744.0707 | CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced the installation of a new series of concrete curb-protected bike lanes, kicking off the biggest expansion and upgrade of low stress bike routes in City history. Funded by targeted investments from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s Chicago Works capital plan, this week CDOT will begin installing new pre-cast concrete curbs along Kinzie Street between Milwaukee and Wells – Chicago’s first protected bike lane. By the end of this year, Chicago expects to add 25 miles of concrete-protected bike lanes – approximately four times the current total – and plans to upgrade all existing delineator-protected lanes to concrete by the end of 2023, providing significant safety and comfort improvements for all road users.

Mayor Lightfoot’s Women’s Advisory Council Releases Report on the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in Chicago

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot’s Women’s Advisory Council (WAC), in partnership with World Business Chicago, Women Employed, and Civic Consulting Alliance, published Creating a More Equitable Recovery: Addressing the Economic Barriers COVID-19 Exacerbated for Women in Chicago. Findings from the report’s local and national data confirmed that women, particularly, women of color experienced disproportionate negative economic impacts over the course of the pandemic. Further, the pandemic was not the cause of the negative impacts. Instead, COVID-19 revealed pain points in the economy and social safety net systems, or lack thereof.

O’Hare and Midway Poised for Busy Fourth of July Travel Weekend

1.6 Million Passengers Expected to Traverse Chicago Airports in Busiest Travel Weekend Since Start of Pandemic. CDA Medai Relations (773) 686-3700 CDAMEDIA@CITYOFCHICAGO.ORG. Chicago’s airports expect more than 1.6 million travelers to O’Hare and Midway International Airports between Thursday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 5, based on projections from airline carriers. O’Hare is expecting an increase of 17.3% over the same period last year, while Midway anticipates a 36.9% increase.

CDOT, CDPH Asphalt Rebid Statement

The City of Chicago announced that the Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Department of Procurement Services (DPS) are working together on a revised solicitation for citywide asphalt production to better address environmental and public health concerns. The City has rejected all bids received for Specification 1229849 (Asphalt Primers, Hot/Warm Mix Asphalt, High Performance/Standard Cold Patch, Hot Pour Joint Sealer Materials, Furnish and Deliver) in order to review and update the specification.

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Michelle Mills Clement as New Board Member of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA)

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot today announced the appointment of Michelle Mills Clement to the Board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA). Mills Clement, CEO of the Chicago Association of Realtors, is a well-regarded expert in the real estate industry and a national advocate of fair housing practices.


OEMC Encourages Chicagoans to Stay Vigilant and Report Suspicious Activity by Calling 9-1-1 The 51st Chicago Pride Parade marches through the city's Lakeview and Uptown neighborhoods on Sunday, bringing crowds, street closures and increased traffic in the area. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is advising residents, spectators and motorists to be aware of the street closures, traffic restrictions and additional crowds in the area and to plan accordingly.