Mission Statement

Progress Chicago’s mission is to spotlight and champion the policies and people that have brought about progress and who are committed to building better communities for the next generation.

Progress Chicago will celebrate and fight for the achievements made on behalf of every Chicagoan to make this city a more equitable, thriving, and welcoming community for all.  

Progress Chicago will not participate in any political activity on behalf of or against any candidate for office.


We spotlight the people and policies that are working to make this city great.


We advocate for measures that will benefit Chicago and the region, and we seek to hold elected officials accountable to addressing issues Chicagoans care about.


We partner with allied organizations and civic leaders who share our mission and help advance awareness about the progress Chicago is making in the classroom, in creating jobs and in growing neighborhoods economies throughout the city.