Cook County Ethics Ordinance
Chapter 2, Article VII – Ethics – An ordinance requiring all Cook County officials and employees to abide by a Code of Conduct, which sets forth general directives to ensure fair and honest government in Cook County. Source: Cook County Code of Ordinances Last amended May 20, 2015
Rules and Regulations
Board of Ethics Rules and Regulations in connection with the Board of Ethics’ enforcement of the Ethics Ordinance. Last Amended April 19, 2016.
The Board of Ethics conducts regular training programs for County officials and employees covered by the Ordinance.
To request on-site training, please contact the Board at 312-603-4304.
The Board has developed the following guides addressing topics covered by the Ethics Ordinance
Campaign Finance Activity
Section 2-585 of the Ethics Ordinance provides additional campaign contribution limitations for County vendors and lobbyists.
- Campaign Contributions Regulations for Persons Doing Business with the County Campaign Contribution Guidance
- Listing of Vendors/Persons Doing Business with the County April 2016 Vendor List
Lobbyist Familial Relationship Disclosure
Section 2-582 of the Cook County Ethics Ordinance requires all persons registered as a lobbyist with Cook County, upon filing with the Cook County Clerk, to disclose to the Cook County Board of Ethics the existence of familial relationships they may have with all persons holding elective office in the State of Illinois, the County of Cook, or in any municipality within the County of Cook.