Under the Cook County Lobbyist Registration Ordinance, any individual receiving payment or compensation for attempting to influence a Cook County elected official or employee on any executive, legislative or administrative action involving the county must register as a lobbyist with the Clerk's Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Division.
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About Lobbyist Reporting
A $350 fee is required when a lobbyist re-registers each January or when a new lobbyist registers for the first time. Individuals who lobby Cook County officials must file a semi-annual Activity & Expenditure Report by January 20 and July 20 each year.
Lobbyists who miss the deadline are subject to a $100-per-day penalty beginning Feb. 1 and Aug. 1.