The index to the Chicago City Council Proceedings Files can be searched by filing calendar/ fiscal year OR by subject term. A combination search of the filing calendar/fiscal year and subject term is not allowed. The subject term search will take priority when both criteria are selected. To conduct a filing calendar/fiscal year search, the subject term fields must be left blank.
Searching by Subject TermThe index can be searched by a single subject term or a combination of two subject terms using either the AND or the OR operators. A list of all subject terms used can be found in the Thesaurus of Subject Terms.
Searching by Filing Year or Calendar YearClick the Reset button to clear the form. To return a list of documents for a particular year, the subject term fields must be empty. Select the filing calendar year or fiscal year from the drop-down menu and click the submit button.
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