The Court will convene a public hearing on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm via Zoom video conferencing to receive comments from members of the public regarding the City of Chicago’s progress under the Consent Decree. The Court will also receive written comments through June 9, 2023. To ensure a fair and orderly process, any person or entity that wishes to provide oral or written comments must comply with the procedures set out in the Court’s corresponding order.
Oral Comments during Virtual Public Hearing on Friday, June 2, 2023
This public hearing will address updates and feedback regarding the Consent Decree, and public speakers are permitted to speak on topics of their choosing. In light of various Consent Decree requirements regarding some of the most common types of law-enforcement interactions with people in Chicago, the Court welcomes feedback regarding stops conducted by Chicago Police Department officers. See, e.g., Consent Decree paragraphs 17, 28, 53–56, and 370.
Members of the public who wish to speak must register at the following link by 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2023: https://schiffhardin.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TM8TUpFLQpS6iJpFVGEOfA. (The Court and the Monitor will only use the information gathered from the registration process to determine speakers and facilitate the virtual public hearing).
This registration is for people who would like to speak at the hearing. People who do not wish to speak do not need to register and may view the public hearing via live stream. The link to the live stream will be posted here on the Independent Monitoring Team’s website on Friday, June 2, 2023. The live stream video will be hosted on YouTube and will no longer be available at the conclusion of the virtual public hearing. Interested persons may, however, order transcripts of the public hearing from the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois at https://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/transcript-order-form.aspx.
People who wish to provide written comments must file those written comments with the Clerk of the Court, following the below instructions, no later than Friday, Friday, June 9, 2023, at 4:30 pm.
Clerk of Court
United States District Court
Everett McKinley Dirksen Federal Building
219 South Dearborn Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Re: State of Illinois vs. City of Chicago, Case No. 17-cv-6260
All written comments will be filed on the Court’s public docket and, therefore, will be publicly available through the Court’s Electronic Case Filing system. All written comments must include the full, printed name(s) of the submitting person(s), but must not include addresses. Instead, the submitting person(s) full name(s) and address(es) must be placed only on the envelope in which the document is submitted, addresses will not be made public, and the envelopes will be filed under seal. No e-mails, telephone calls, or anonymous submissions will be accepted or considered by the Court.
Anyone with any questions, including questions regarding accommodations, may contact the Independent Monitoring Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.