3 Animal Control Workers Suspended After Dog Left In Van For 5 DaysThree Chicago Animal Care and Control workers responsible for leaving a dog in a van for five days have been suspended, even though the city’s inspector general recommended two of them be fired.
Aldermen Seek To Force Vote On City Council WatchdogA group of Chicago aldermen has announced plans to force a showdown over who will act as the official watchdog over the City Council.
Pit Bull Left Alone 5 Days Gaining Weight, But Still Weeks Away From AdoptionThe one-year-old pit bull mix that was left alone in a Chicago city dog pound van for at least five days last month is now a step closer to getting her "forever home."
City Watchdog Finds Shortcomings In Taxi InspectionsChicago’s inspector general has raised questions about inspections of taxi cabs by the city that regulates the taxi industry, and a top administration official has blamed faulty equipment for some of the problems.
City Council Watchdog Welcomes Shifting Duties To Chicago IGThe city official tasked with monitoring the City Council for corruption and waste said he’d be happy to be out of work, if aldermen give real investigative power to someone else.
Emanuel Applauds City Council Plan To Allow IG To Investigate AldermenThe City Council might be poised to grant the Chicago Inspector General’s office the authority investigate aldermen and their employees.
Wagusepack: Mayor 'Needs To Take The Lead' On Red Light Camera ProblemsA frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.
City Watchdog: 17 Firefighters And Paramedics Falsified Mileage RecordsA group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.
Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response TimesFire Commissioner Jose Santiago said lawsuits over hiring practices have been to blame for staffing shortages that led to as much as $43 million in overtime costs this year.
IG Ferguson: Emanuel Administration Heeds Advice More Often Than DaleyDespite their public disputes, Chicago Inspector Joseph Ferguson said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has adopted more of his recommendations on fighting waste and fraud than former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Aldermen Urge Mayor To Reappoint Inspector General FergusonMembers of a City Council reform coalition were banding together to pressure Mayor Rahm Emanuel to reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to his job, despite his sometimes critical reports on the Emanuel administration.
Inspector General Slams Record Keeping For Red Light CamerasThe city's Inspector General said Tuesday that an audit of the red light camera program cannot back up City Hall claims that the cameras have been placed at Chicago’s most dangerous intersections.