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.
Quinn has appointed 40-year law enforcement veteran Michael McCotter to the job.
Chicago’s Inspector General is out with his latest list of options that could help the city reduce its nearly $300 million budget shortfall.
Cook County commissioners reportedly ran up more than $98,000 in expenses without providing a shred of paperwork.
A legal battle may be brewing between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Chicago City Council Finance Committee.
The agency that oversees ethics issues for City Hall is reportedly falling down on the job.
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.
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.
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.
A legal battle is on between Chicago’s Inspector General and a well-known veteran of the city’s political scene.
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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not happy with a rogue recycling firm that put up trash and recycling bins on city streets without proper permits; and the mayor’s especially unhappy with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st), whose name and face adorn the cans.
It’s one of the oldest no-no’s in politics: no campaign signs on public property. In this case, an alderman putting out trash cans and recycling bins in his ward, with his picture on them, while running for ward committeeman.
State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Woodstock, says Gov. Quinn knew in April that Erwin McEwen, then the head of the Department of Children and Family Services, was refusing to cooperate in a state inspector general’s investigation.
The inspector general of the Chicago Public Schools has issued a devastating report on financial and other abuses in the public school system.
A new report accuses Cook County highway workers of dumping chemicals at maintenance yards.
The City Council’s official watchdog is taking his place with high hopes, but his hands pretty much tied.
A blue-ribbon committee has recommended an outsider to take the new position of Chicago legislative inspector general – the watchdog who would keep an eye on the City Council.
Two Cook County revenue investigators have been fired for allegedly accepting “thousands” of dollars in bribes — hush money from convenience stores and other outlets selling cigarettes without paying the local tobacco tax.
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