Consent Decree and Input

Consent Decree and Input

After months of negotiations, the Attorney General’s Office and the City of Chicago announced a draft consent decree on July 27, 2018. The Attorney General’s Office posted the draft consent decree and invited Chicagoans to offer their input.

The Attorney General’s Office and the City carefully reviewed the nearly 1,700 comments received, and negotiated changes to the consent decree based on the comments. The Attorney General’s Office and the City filed the revised consent decree in federal court on September 13, 2018. The federal judge overseeing the case accepted written comments on the draft consent decree until October 12, 2018, and held public hearings on October 24 and 25, 2018. The judge will ultimately decide whether to approve the consent decree. For more information, visit the Upcoming Dates page.