Lobbyist Activity 100% open

Chicago, IL

What data is expected?

A complete suite of lobbying data should include information about registration and activity — who is paying lobbyists and, ideally, how much and where money is spent.

For the purposes of the U.S. City Open Data Census, lobbyist activity data should include structured information from the registration and activity reports that lobbyists are required to file: lobbyist information, client information, and descriptions of lobbying activity. Public access to this data is essential for the public to gain insight into the world of municipal influence.

Note: In some cities lobbyist registration data will be seperate from lobbyist activity data. (More info)

  • Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration
  • Client information — including name and contact information of the individual or firm paying for the lobbyist’s time
  • Description of lobbying activity — including name of the public official lobbied, date contact was made, specific request, decision, or policy discussed

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, JSON, XLS
findable 4
findable_steps Search data.cityofchicago.org
licence_url http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/narr/foia/data_dis
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name City of Chicago Department of Ethics
characteristics Lobbyist registration information — including name, contact information, and date of registration, Client information — including name and contact information of the individual or firm paying for the lobbyist’s time, Description of lobbying activity — including name of the public official lobbied, date contact was made, specific request, decision, or policy discussed
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Meta data

Data location   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Cli - Clients
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Com - Compensation
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Con - Contributions
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Emp - Employers
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Exp - Expenditures - Hosting
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Exp - Expenditures - Large
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Exp - Expenditures - Small
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Gif - Gifts
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Lob - Lobbying Activity
   https://data.cityofchicago.org/Ethics/Lobbyist-Data-Lob - Lobbyists
Data licence   http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/narr/foia/data_dis
Data format   CSV, JSON, XLS
Reviewer   Tom Schenk Jr
Submitters   Tom Schenk Jr
Last modified   Fri Feb 02 2018 21:14:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)