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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

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

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

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

Maggie Daley and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel visited After School Matters programs at Foreman High School on March 31, 2011. Daley founded the program more than 20 years ago. (Credit: CBS)

Report Questions If Developers Pressured To Give To Maggie Daley Charity

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.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Joe Ferguson

Inspector General Expects Some Budget Proposals To Pass

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.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

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Mayor, Aldermen Say No To Lake Shore Drive Tolls, Tax Hike To Balance Budget

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.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Chicago Fire Department

Inspector General Wants Firefighters Fired For Fraud

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says 54 firefighters assigned to the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau should be terminated.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Chicago Snow Plow

Chicago Wasting $18 Million Annually On Truck Drivers

Chicago taxpayers are wasting $18 million a year on 200 motor truck drivers who shuttle city crews to work sites.

03/30/2011

City Hall

Inspector General Questions Savings From Furlough Days

The 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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/16/2011