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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago City Council appointed its first internal watchdog just seven months ago, and he says he’s busy, but he’s out of money.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Marsett reports, Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan’s job is part-time, and the City Council allocated him $60,000 to run his office.

Now, he wants another $200,000, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Tribune says Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office recommended the increase in funding.

Khan’s hourly rate and the administrative cost to run the office are included in the funding request, the newspaper reported.

The City Council Budget Committee will consider the request at a hearing Tuesday.

Khan was named to his position late last year. He decided to take the job of Legislative Inspector General despite the limitations, which also include the lack of any staff.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Marsett reports