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About The Project

This site is an online platform to provide opportunities for government and citizens to work together by connecting civic challenges to community problem-solvers. We believe the best way to tackle challenges that affect the community is with the community. By using a platform that allows members of the community to contribute from their own homes and on their own schedules, we believe that we will be able to engage a broader audience. And with this broader audience comes a broader range of ideas, solutions and participation. So, who should participate on this site? You! We want your ideas, your feedback, your comments and your point of view. Together, we can build a better community!

Please Note: This is an open, productive forum for powerful discussion. All opinions are welcome and respectful dialogue is encouraged. Please be respectful of the community as you interact and help ensure that replies to posts are on-topic. No graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments, hateful or defamatory submissions, or personal attacks will be permitted. Users should not spam the page with duplicative posts. The City has the right to delete posts and block users that violate these guidelines. Also, any links, mentions or interactions with users on this site do not constitute official endorsement by Mayor Emanuel, the Mayor’s Office or staff. Please be aware that you participate at your own risk and assume personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.

If you would like to make a service request, please call 311 or visit 311's website below. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.


Contributors Leaderboard

This leaderboard displays the most active users on the site. Users receive points for the following activities:

Create an Account - 50 Points

Refer a Friend - 25 Points

Submit an Idea - 10 Points

Support an Idea - 2 Points

Comment on an Idea - 2 Points


Future Topics

If there is a topic you would like to see on CHIdeas, please contact us at chideas@cityofchicago.org.

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