Get Involved

Looking to be a more engaged and informed Chicagoan?
Here’s your handy starter kit.

1. Get Engaged – VOTE!

2. Get Informed

Local News/Current Events


  • First Tuesdays at the Hideout with The Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke and Ben Joravski – Panel discussions featuring local representatives, journalists, organizational leaders
  • Chi Hack Night every Tuesday – hear amazing speakers, learn from like-minded individuals, work on cool civic tech projects (non-techies welcome!)
  • Check out the Chicago Progress political events calendar here and on Facebook

3. Get Ignited – Participate!

  • Make quick a phone call using’s weekly Call to Action – Senator/Representative lookup tools, weekly issues and key decision makers, and a call script right at your fingertips!
  • Follow your representatives – sign up for their mailing list, follow them on social media, voice your opinions!
    Find Your Alderman
    Find your State Representatives
  • Join the Reclaim Chicago movement to reclaim government from corporate interests
  • Follow our Events page for everything from public hearings to political and socially conscious happenings in Chicago