Chicago Passed an Anti-Corruption Resolution

A view of the skyline of Chicago from Lake Michigan
Written by JoAnn Chateau

The city of Chicago passed an anti-corruption resolution last month. The city’s next step is to adopt a binding Anti-Corruption Act, which will most likely be modeled after the American Anti-Corruption Act.

Kudos for grassroots democracy!

Chicago is a sizable city. We should not underestimate the significance of an established Anti-Corruption Act in such an important U.S. metropolitan area. As the anti-corruption movement gains momentum, and more anti-corruption laws are enacted around the country — integrity will, in effect, steadily creep towards Congress in Washington D.C.

Represent.Us members in Illinois just won our biggest victory of the year by passing an Anti-Corruption Resolution in the city of Chicago and all of Cook County.

After nine months of work from Represent.Us members in the Cook County and Chicago Represent.Us chapters, lawmakers unanimously voted to pass the resolution — a recommendation from the local government to adopt a binding Anti-Corruption Act.

With a population of over 5 million people, it’s the largest population area that’s passed one yet.

Here’s how it happened, and how Represent.Us volunteers had fun along the way…

~ Jen Johnson

READ MORE: How Represent.Us Members Passed an Anti-Corruption Resolution in Chicago

Anti-Corruption or Bust!


About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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