The End of the Shakman Decrees for Chicago

June 16, 2014

On June 16, 2014 federal Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier granted Michael Shakman’s motion to lift the federal oversight of Chicago’s hiring practices. The motion states that the City was in “substantial compliance” and outside supervision was no longer needed, thus ending the long-standing Shakman Decrees as to the city of Chicago, but continuing the decrees with respect to other governmental bodies that had not reached substantial compliance.

New York Times, June 16, 2014: “Chicago Is Freed From Oversight On Graft”
Chicago Tribune, May 19, 2014: “Making, and keeping, Chicago’s City Hall honest”
Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2014:  “Shakman urges end of court oversight of city hiring”