Welcome to Chicago Legislative Reference Bureau
Under the auspices of the President Pro Tempore, the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) performs a wide range of functions for members of the Chicago City Council. The LRB provides impartial research and prepares ordinances and resolutions to be introduced to the city council, including amendments, substitutes and revisions. In addition, the LRB serves as a resource center for Alderman and their staff. The LRB oversees the aldermanic intern program and conducts trainings, briefings and seminars upon the request of Council members.