Whose Job Is It Anyway? Your Field Guide To Local Government In Chicago

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Paula Friedrich / WBEZ
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Paula Friedrich / WBEZ

Whose Job Is It Anyway? Your Field Guide To Local Government In Chicago

Ever wonder who the government officials are who have a say in the issues you care most about?

WBEZ and City Bureau’s Field Guides to Local Government in Chicago has you covered. As part of WBEZ’s 2020 Citizens’ Agenda project, these guides were informed by hundreds of your responses to the question: “What do you want your local elected officials to be talking about?” In each guide, we outline what’s at stake and whose job it is to do something about it.

The idea is to tackle local issues in bite-size chunks: What’s at stake? What’s been tried before? Is there any legislation up for consideration? Type in your address to see who has a say over the topic in your district — and who’s up for election on Nov. 3.

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Reporting for this story came from WBEZ reporters Patrick Smith, Claudia Morell, Tony Arnold, Kristen Schorsch and Susie An.