Reporting Craig Dellimore
CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel confirms that, even though he’s officially reappointing the City’s Inspector General to another four-year-term, both men have agreed that he’ll only stay around for another year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel and Inspector General Joe Ferguson have repeatedly been at odds but the Mayor says he and Ferguson are in agreement about his leaving the job in a year or so and about getting out from under the provisions of the Shakman Decree against political hiring and firing.
“Shakman has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. It has been a stain on the city that we have never professionalized our hiring practices and we are finally, as he acknowledged in the last two years , making real progress in professionalizing our hiring practices. He then offered that he thought we could get that done as a goal of mine, a goal of his and that it would take about a year do that and that is what he offered and then he would be done and that is what we agreed to.,” said Emanuel.