Board of Ethics Chair William Conlon presides over the regular meeting on April 19, 2017.

The City’s Ethics Board found probable cause in 13 of the 24 lobbying violation cases considered Wednesday, all of which were spawned by news reports of improper lobbying found in the FOIA dump of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal emails. The Better Government Association and Chicago Tribune both went to court for those emails to be released, and a recent Tribune analysis found 26 possible lobbying violations within the thousands of pages of emails.

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