The Chicago City Council Progressive Caucus is a loosely allied of Chicago aldermen that focus on good government and anti-corruption issues. The organization, whose broad statement of principals supports diversity, affordable housing and a living wage, lacks a specific platform of issues or policy goals. Primarily, the group serves as an opposition base to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Founded after the 2011 municipal elections, the group expanded significantly after a number of labor-backed candidates won seats in the 2015 election.
The Progressives are often compared to the Paul Douglas Alliance, an even more loose-knit group of aldermen who support many of the same goals as the Progressives, but are allied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.