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 will hold 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.

If you would like to provide feedback on the independent monitor applicants, which can be found here or by clicking on the “Independent Monitor” tab above, or if you have a concern or a question about the consent decree, email or call the Attorney General’s Office at 1.833.243.1498 and leave a message. You can also submit comments by mail or fax to the following address:


Attn: Civil Rights Bureau
100 West Randolph St., 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: 312.814.3212


Feedback forms are public records, which are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. If the Attorney General’s Office receives a request for copies of records that include your feedback, it may be required to provide a copy of your feedback to the requestor. However, information that would reveal your identity (name, home address, personal telephone number and personal email address) will not be disclosed.