A union official on Thursday showed reporters a photograph of a Ventra card that worked –- despite having a negative balance of $272.50.
The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority said Wednesday the problems with the Ventra fare card system amount to “systemic failure,” not just “a computer glitch.” And he ordered his chief auditor to determine how much it’s costing.
Regional Transportation Authority board member William Coulson said former Metra chair Brad O’Halloran and director Larry Huggins sparked a clash with former CEO Alex Clifford over political hires at the agency.
The Regional Transportation Authority is putting the finishing touches on a sharply critical audit of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s severance agreement – and says the commuter rail agency could have gotten out of the contract for a fraction of the potential $718,000 cost.
The feud between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the aggressive inspector general he inherited escalated Monday with a new claim from Joe Ferguson: that City Hall stonewalled his attempt to audit Emanuel’s grid-based garbage collection system and verify the mayor’s $18 million-a-year savings claim.
Claiming the move to close 49 elementary schools won’t save any money, opponents of the Emanuel administration’s plans protested outside CPS headquarters on Monday, asking state leaders to step in.
It’s time to talk taxes: 1099 forms have gone out and you should be organizing your paperwork and getting ready to pay the taxman.
The odds of an audit can increase substantially depending on your income, types of income, deduction amount and changes you have made since filing your last tax return.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an independent audit of the controversial $1.15 billion parking meter lease, to determine whether the city is being overcharged.
An audit of the Cook County Forest Preserve District found employees without clear job descriptions, duplicating tasks and working without the proper equipment.
The Cook County Forest Preserve District is the subject of a highly critical audit to be made public Wednesday.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says it was more a matter of negligence than anything criminal that led her to fire of the county comptroller.
Top Cook County officials say they are using new methods to measure how well—and how efficiently—county government is working.
The Illinois Department of Transportation didn’t keep adequate track of employee pay during the 2010 fiscal year, and it’s keeping quiet about what’s being done to fix the problem.
A 2-1/2 year audit, timed to coincide with Arbor Day, found that the City of Chicago may have lost nearly $500,000 by failing to track which of its newly-planted trees were ailing, and seeking replacements.
An audit released Thursday of the College Illinois prepaid tuition program slammed the state agency overseeing the program.
Two newly-completed reports to Metra’s board of directors concluded that the commuter rail agency’s late executive director was secretive, managed in an inconsistent style, used his authority to circumvent controls and benefit himself and chosen subordinates — but was an autocratic lone wolf.
Passes giving free rides to seniors on Chicago area buses and trains are, in some cases, being used to rip off the system. And the cash-strapped RTA is hopping mad. CBS 2’s Mike Parker says all the fuss could help lead to the program’s demise.
More than 80 firefighters assigned to the Chicago Fire Department’s scandal-scarred Fire Prevention Bureau are under internal investigation for allegedly falsifying mileage.
CHICAGO (WBBM) — A review of executive compensation policies at Metra under the late Executive Director Phil Pagano found that top executives disregarded rules that applied to those outside the executive suite. Newsradio 780′s Bob […]