In accordance with the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, more than 900 units of government and over 22,000 public officials and employees must submit ethics filings to the Clerk's office. Government agencies provide a list of people who must file a Statement of Economic Interests. Beginning spring 2011, those people will be able to file their questionnaires online. Finally, the public will have instant access to their filings.
Obtaining Statements of Economic Interests
Beginning in 2011, all new statements of economic interest will be available to view online.
To obtain prior copies of statements of economic interest, a written request must be submitted:
- Come to the Clerk's downtown office and complete a request OR
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
State law requires Cook County elected officials, appointed officials, and certain local and county government employees to file a Statement of Economic Interest with the Clerk's office each year.
Late fee: Individuals who file after the deadline must pay a $15 late fee per year for each year they are required to file and past due.