Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition records
MSCMEC93

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition.
Title
Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition records
ID
MSCMEC93
Date [inclusive]
1984-1992
Extent
6.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition is a tax-exempt non-partisan organization whose purpose is to monitor Chicago's local government, conduct research into ethical problems, and educate the public about the need for reform. The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition Records include reports, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, clippings, published articles, copies of Chicago ordinances and other legal documents, financial statements, budgets, policy statements, press releases, and administrative materials.

Preferred Citation

Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition emerged from a reform initiative undertaken by Mayor Harold Washington in 1983. He created a task force to draft an ethics ordinance to improve City government in Chicago. Two members of this task force, Rev. Don Benedict and Janet Malone, organized a group of community organizations into the Chicago Metro Ethics Committee to advocate passage of the new ethics ordinance that became law in February 1987.

The Chicago Metro Ethics Committee proceeded to pursue an expanded mission of raising public consciousness of ethics through research and education. The Committee evolved into the Chicago Metro Ethics Project with volunteers drawn from community, civic, and religious organizations, as well as academic institutions. A conference held in 1980 produced a detailed agenda for reform of local government in Chicago that included the formation of a permanent Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition to monitor the local government, conduct research, and educate the public. Large corporations and other members of the Chicago business community were invited to join the Coalition in late 1989. The Coalition received tax exempt status in 1990 and its new offices were equipped and supported by grants from corporate foundations and other philanthropic organizations.

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Scope and Contents

The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition records include reports, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, clippings, published articles, copies of Chicago ordinances and other legal documents, financial statements, budgets, policy statements, press releases, and administrative materials. Materials from affiliated organizations and organizations contracted to conduct research on behalf of the Coalition such as the Wirthlin Group also constitute part of these records.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives October 2004

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Acquisition Information

The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Apportionment (Election law) -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area.
  • Chicago Community Organizations.
  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.
  • Municipal government -- Illinois -- Chicago Area.
  • Political corruption -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area.
  • Political ethics -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area.
  • Racism -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition Records 

Box Folder

Weil, Vivian. Report of the Workshops on Ethical Issues in Engineering. Chicago: Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1979 

1 1

Clippings, 1984 - 1989 

1 2

Clippings, 1984 - 1992 

1 3

Correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets - Chicago ethics legislations, 1985 - 1989 

1 4

Reports, city ordinances, published articles, 1985 - 1990 

1 5

Administration files, minutes, memoranda, clippings, 1986 

1 6

Executive Order 86-1, memoranda,, draft of Chicago 

1 7

Chicago Board of Ethics annual report, 1986 - 1987 

1 8

Chicago Ethics Project - Proposals, membership lists, memoranda, minutes, research materials and historical information, 1986 - 1987 

1 9

Pamphlets, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, 1986 - 1987 

1 10

Chicago Ethics Project - Research agreements, correspondence, memoranda, and related materials, 1986-1987 

2 11

By-laws, minutes, nomination lists, 1986 - 1988 

2 12

Chicago Ethics Project - Fiscal report, memorandum, 1986 - 1988 

2 13

Clippings, memoranda, 1986 - 1991 

2 14

Memoranda, clippings, press releases, notes, 1986 - 1992 

2 15

Better Government Association - Report re. Cook County corruption, 1987 

2 16

Chicago Executive Order 8.61, substitute ordinance, 1987 

2 17

Reform proposal - Thomas P. Sullivan, 1987 

3 18

Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University, Report to the Chicago Ethics Committee, 1987 

3 19

Notes, clippings, brochures, list of sponsors, 1987 - 1988 

3 20

Chicago Ethics Project - Minutes, notes, proposals, memoranda, programs, 1987 - 1988 

3 21

Chicago Ethics Project - Notes, memoranda, minutes, 1987 - 1989 

3 22

Chicago Ethics Project - Reports, 1987 - 1990 

3 23

Reports, 1987 - 1990 

3 24

Memoranda, correspondence, City ordinances, City council materials, 1988 

4 25

City ordinances, 1988 

4 26

Clippings, 1988 

4 27

Notes, clippings, memoranda, agendas, correspondence, 1988 

4 28

Reports, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agendas, 1988 

4 29

Speech - Anton Valukas, 1988 

4 30

Memership lists, application, related materials, 1988 - 1989 

4 31

Clippings, 1988 - 1989 

4 32

Press releases, member biographies, 1988 - 1989 

4 33

Agendas, memoranda, brochures, 1988 - 1989 

4 34

Chicago Transit Authority - Code of Ethics, clippings, 1988 - 1989 

4 35

Clippings, published articles, 1988 - 1991 

4 36

Report, 1989 

4 37

Lists of fundraisers, business directory, 1989 

4 38

List of Board of Directors, job description, 1989 

4 39

Quinn, Jeanne P. Ethics in Government: The Chicago Experience. Chicago: Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition, 1989 (3 copies) 

4 40

The Commission to Draft a Code of Ethics for Los Angeles City Government - Reports, 1989 

4 41

The Commission to Draft a Code of Ethics for Los Angeles City Government - Final Report, 1989 

5 42

The Wirthlin Group - Research proposal, 1989 

5 43

Job descriptions, 1989 

5 44

Audit materials, 1989 - 1990 

5 45

Clippings, 1989 - 1990 

5 46

Political brochures, 1989 - 1991? 

5 47

Memoranda, program, 1989 - 1991 

5 48

Memoranda, clippings, 1989 - 1991 

5 49

Cook County ordinances, memoranda, clippings, draft proposals, address lists, 1989 - 1991 

5 50

Clippings, 1989 - 1991 

5 51

Clippings, 1989 - 1991 

5 52

Clippings, 1989 - 1991 

5 53

Clippings, 1989 - 1991 

5 54

Clippings, 1989 - 1991 

5 55

Clippings, published articles, 1989 - 1992 

5 56

Newsletters, 1990 

5 57

Agendas, memoranda, minutes, 1990 

6 58

Memoranda, minutes, nominating committee lists, biographies, 1990 

6 59

Minutes, correspondence, memoranda, 1990 

6 60

Budget draft, job descriptions, memoranda, 1990 

6 61

By-laws, minutes, nominations, 1990 

6 62

Minutes, 1990 

7 63

Chicago Community Organization directory, 1990 

7 64

Woodstock Theological Center, Seminar in Business Ethics. Creating and Maintaining an Ethical Corporate Climate. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, c1990. 

7 65

Memoranda, notes, payment slips, 1990 

7 66

American Alliance for Rights & Responsibilities, 1990 

7 67

Letter, address list, 1990 

7 68

Letter, list of media contacts, 1990 

7 69

Correspondence, 1990 

7 70

Ethical Screen (6 copies), 1990 

7 71

Chicago Community Trust - Brochure, correspondence, Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition, memoranda, resumes, 1990 

7 72

Budget - drafts, memoranda, 1990 

7 73

Board of Directors membership lists, 1990 

7 74

Newsletters, 1990 - 1991 

7 75

Minutes, by-laws, clippings, mission statements, 1990 - 1991 

7 76

Board of Directors membership list, correspondence, notes, payment slips, 1990 - 1999 

7 77

By-laws, minutes, contribution summaries, mailing list, 1990 - 1991 

8 78

Correspondence, financial statements, minutes, notes, 1990 - 1991 

8 79

Chicago Council on Urban Affairs - Report, 1990 - 1991 

8 80

Memoranda, statements, published articles, strategic planning materials, 1990 - 1991 

8 81

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, reports, 1990 - 1991 

8 82

Notes, committee slates, memoranda, minutes, other administrative materials, 1990 - 1993 

8 83

Harriet McCullough, Ethics consultant - Report, contracts, 1990 - 1991 

8 84

Minutes, financial materials, 1990 - 1991 

8 85

Budget, reports, contribution summaries, related materials, 1990 - 1991 

8 86

Resumes, flyers, memoranda, notes, 1990 - 1992 

8 87

Issues of One City, 1990 - 1992 

8 88

Metro Chicago Information Center - List of services, related materials, 1990 - 1992 

8 89

Clippings, biographies of panelists, 1990 - 1992 

8 90

Press releases, 1990 - 1992 

8 91

Clippings, notes, 1991 

8 92

Clippings, 1991 

8 93

Haider, Donald, Professor of Public Management, Northwestern University, Kellogg School. "Civil Service Reform." Paper presented to the Illinois Commission on the Future of Public Service. March 29, 1991. 

8 94

"Citizens and Politics: A View from Main Street America." Prepared for the Kettering Foundation by the Harwood Group. Dayton, Oh. : Kettering Foundation, c1991. 

8 95

Clippings, published articles, memoranda, notes, correspondence, 1991 

9 96

Clippings, 1991 

9 97

Clippings, 1991 

9 98

Ethics programs materials, 1991 

9 99

Community Renewal Society newsletters, 1991 

9 100

Illinois Institute of Technology - Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions information packet, 1991 

9 101

Published articles, 1991 

9 102

Clippings, forms, 1991 

9 103

Published articles, 1991 

9 104

Notes, correspondence, 1991 

9 105

Murray, Charles. "The Shape of Things to Com, " 1991 

9 106

Clippings, 1991 

9 107

Pamphlet, 1991 

9 108

Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, 1991 

9 109

Memoranda, clippings, research proposals, 1991 

9 110

Correspondence, press releases, research proposals, round table discussion summaries, 1991 

9 111

Research proposals, correspondence, information about programs, notes, 1991 

9 112

Memoranda, staff schedules, financial statements, 1991 

9 113

Public forums - Memoranda, information about speakers, 1991 

9 114

Planning Retreat - Memoranda, notes, administrative materials, clippings, 1991 

10 115

Financial statements, 1991 

10 116

Correspondence, flyer, 1991 

10 117

McCormick proposal, memoranda, 1991 

10 118

Correspondence, 1991 

10 119

Proposals, correspondence, 1991 

10 120

Notes, correspondence, grant application, historical information, 1991 

10 121

Correspondence, 1991 

10 122

Mission statement, 1991 

10 123

Ethics discussion agenda, flyers, newsletter, brochure, correspondence, 1991 

10 124

Financial reports, budget proposals, memoranda, 1991 

10 125

Memoranda, correspondence, meetings, 1991 

10 126

Resumes, 1991 

10 127

Correspondence, 1991 

10 128

Memoranda, correspondence, 1991 

10 129

Correspondence, press releases, public relations materials, 1991 - 1992 

10 130

Correspondence, memoranda, 1991 - 1992 

10 131

Clippings, memoranda, notes, 1991 - 1992 

10 132

Correspondence, 1991 - 1992 

10 133

Correspondence, 1991 - 1992 

10 134

Newsletters, 1992 

10 135

Clippings, newsletter, 1992 

10 136

Sponsorship lists, notes, correspondence, 1992 

11 137

Clippings, correspondence, published articles, 1992 

11 138

Retreat - Agendas, notes, programs, correspondence, 1992 

11 139

National Issues Forums newsletter, 1992 

11 140

Agendas, memoranda, notes, 1992 

11 141

Board of Directors list, form letters, addresses, 1992 

11 142

Correspondence, 1992 

11 143

Litigation forum - Letter, program, 1992 

11 144

Correspondence, 1992 

11 145

Summary of activities, 1992 

11 146

Correspondence, 1992 

11 147

Correspondence, 1992 

11 148

Memoranda, correspondence, 1992 

11 149

Correspondence, 1992 

11 150

Correspondence, 1992 

11 151

Budget, financial statements, list of contributions, 1992 

11 152

Correspondence, 1992 

11 153

Budget, expense projections, 1992 

11 154

Address lists, correspondence, memoranda, flyers, attendance roster, 1992 

11 155

Memoranda, correspondence, 1992 

11 156

Centel Public Accountability Project - Focus group reports, undated 

11 157

Excerpt from The Day America told the Truth by James Patterson and Peter Kim, undated 

11 158

Caterers - Brochures, undated 

11 159

Discussion points, undated 

11 160

Policy proposals, undated 

11 161

Published articles, notes - Litigation, undated 

12 162

Strategic planning, undated 

12 163

Discussion points, notes, undated 

12 164

Report, published articles, undated 

12 165

Excerpt of corporate PACs and Federal Campaign Financing, undated 

12 166

Northeastern Illinois University - Center for Inner City Studies brochures, undated 

12 167

Centel Public Accountability Project report, undated 

12 168

Public meeting synopsis, undated 

12 169

Published articles, undated 

12 170

Employment materials, undated 

12 171

Published reform proposals, City ordinances, undated 

12 172

Academic Advisory Committee, undated 

12 173

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