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.
City Inspector General Joe Ferguson said Tuesday that former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration forced several firms that received city development subsidies to direct a portion of their own funds to charities, including one run by the ex-mayor’s wife, Maggie.
Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says he expects some of the dozens of budget options he outlined in a new report will indeed be embraced by the mayor and City Council this fall.
With the mayor and City Council preparing to begin the annual budget process next month, city Inspector General Joe Ferguson has suggested a host of revenue-generating and cost-saving ideas, including a city income tax and toll booths on Lake Shore Drive.
Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says 54 firefighters assigned to the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau should be terminated.
The Chicago Public Schools are moving to fire a principal and discipline 15 other employees, following disclosures by the CBS 2 Investigators and Better Government Association of apparent fraud in the free lunch program.
The executive inspector general of the State of Illinois is about to gain oversight power over Chicago area transit agencies.
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 by Chicago’s Inspector General suggests the agency that runs the City’s 9-1-1 center has wasted money and lost track of electronics equipment.