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City Hall

2 Investigators: Does The City Council’s Inspector General Lack Real Power?

The man hired to police aldermen says a legal loophole is frustrating his ability to do his job. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/16/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Former Blagojevich Cabinet Member Fined $100K For Ethics Violation

The Executive Ethics Commission approved a settlement Wednesday between the Illinois Attorney General and former Healthcare and Family Services Director Barry Maram.

04/25/2014

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Chicago Police Underreported Number Of 2012 Assaults, Audit Finds

About one-quarter of victims of assaults failed to get counted in Chicago Police statistics for 2012, according to a just-released city Office of the Inspector General report.

04/07/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Asks Feds To Examine Quinn Program To Combat Violence

Gov. Pat Quinn continues to be dogged by questions about his $55 million anti-violence program and questions about where and how the money was used. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/13/2014

Joe Ferguson

Emanuel: Inspector General To Stay On For Another Four Years

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.

09/04/2013

Prescription drug cabinet (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Drugs Disappearing From Stroger Hospital

Are missing prescription drugs from Cook County Stroger Hospital supplying illegal street sales of painkillers and other narcotics? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

08/26/2013

City Hall

Emanuel, Inspector General Spar Over Garbage Collection Audit

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.

07/09/2013

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Will Investigate Corruption In Dolton

Newly elected Village President Riley Rogers said Dolton is essentially broke. It made payroll and insurance payments this week only because it raided a tax-increment financing (TIF) fund.

05/31/2013

An Illinois toll booth. (CBS)

IG Report: Tollway Supervisor Fired For Third Time

The inspector general’s report also mentioned a Tollway call center employee who was negotiating with callers to take money in exchange for reducing or dismissing toll violations and fines.

03/28/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Appoints New Inspector General

Quinn has appointed 40-year law enforcement veteran Michael McCotter to the job.

12/08/2012

Joe Ferguson

Inspector General Lists Ideas For Reducing City Budget Shortfall

Chicago’s Inspector General is out with his latest list of options that could help the city reduce its nearly $300 million budget shortfall.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

Cook County government seal (CBS)

County Inspector General Wants Answers About Commissioners’ Expense Accounts

Cook County commissioners reportedly ran up more than $98,000 in expenses without providing a shred of paperwork.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2012

City Council

Spat May Be Brewing Between U.S. Attorney’s Office, City Council Finance Committee

A legal battle may be brewing between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Chicago City Council Finance Committee.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Joe Ferguson

Inspector General: City Board Of Ethics Is Falling Short

The agency that oversees ethics issues for City Hall is reportedly falling down on the job.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

A "Denver Boot" Wheel Lock (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Inspector General: Booting Crew Scheduling Failure Cost City $160K Per Year

The Chicago Inspector General’s office says scheduling errors involving the crews that immobilize vehicles with the Denver boot have cost the city $160,000 per year.

WBBM Newsradio–07/03/2012

Court Case Graphic

Report: Inspector General Failed To Investigate Deaths Of Disabled Citizens

An Illinois agency is taking a second look at why the Inspector General’s office reportedly failed to investigate the deaths of some disabled citizens.

06/30/2012

City Council Chambers

Inspector General For City Council Says He Needs More Money

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.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

City Hall

Political Insider Tries To Halt Inspector General’s Probe

A legal battle is on between Chicago’s Inspector General and a well-known veteran of the city’s political scene.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Mayor: Fire Schools Official Who Allegedly Took Free Meals, Packers Tickets

Chicago Public Schools food service manager Louise Esaian could lose her job for allegedly accepting free meals, Target gift cards and even Green Bay Packers tickets from two vendors with multimillion-dollar food service contracts.

03/18/2012

O'Hare International Airport

Inspector General: Aviation Department Wasted At Least $171,000

The City of Chicago’s inspector general says the Department of Aviation wasted at least $171,000 on GPS tracking that didn’t work and vehicle tracking capability that it almost never used.

WBBM Newsradio–03/09/2012

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