Joe Ferguson

Emanuel: Inspector General To Stay On For Another Four YearsMayor 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.
Emanuel, Inspector General Spar Over Garbage Collection AuditThe 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.
Inspector General Lists Ideas For Reducing City Budget ShortfallChicago’s Inspector General is out with his latest list of options that could help the city reduce its nearly $300 million budget shortfall.
Inspector General: City Board Of Ethics Is Falling ShortThe agency that oversees ethics issues for City Hall is reportedly falling down on the job.
Inspector General: Booting Crew Scheduling Failure Cost City $160K Per YearThe 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.
Report Questions If Developers Pressured To Give To Maggie Daley CharityCity 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.
Inspector General Expects Some Budget Proposals To PassChicago 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.
Mayor, Aldermen Say No To Lake Shore Drive Tolls, Tax Hike To Balance BudgetWith 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.
Inspector General Wants Firefighters Fired For FraudChicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says 54 firefighters assigned to the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau should be terminated.
Chicago Wasting $18 Million Annually On Truck DriversChicago taxpayers are wasting $18 million a year on 200 motor truck drivers who shuttle city crews to work sites.
Inspector General Questions Savings From Furlough DaysThe city’s Budget director is taking issue with an Inspector General’s report accusing the Daley Administration of overstating how much it is saving through employees' unpaid furlough days.
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