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Joseph Ferguson

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Wagusepack: Mayor ‘Needs To Take The Lead’ On Red Light Camera Problems

A frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.

07/23/2014

Chicago Fire Department

City Watchdog: 17 Firefighters And Paramedics Falsified Mileage Records

A group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.

04/18/2014

Chicago Firetruck, generic sized image

Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response Times

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said lawsuits over hiring practices have been to blame for staffing shortages that led to as much as $43 million in overtime costs this year.

11/04/2013

Joe Ferguson

IG Ferguson: Emanuel Administration Heeds Advice More Often Than Daley

Despite their public disputes, Chicago Inspector Joseph Ferguson said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has adopted more of his recommendations on fighting waste and fraud than former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

10/31/2013

Joe Ferguson

Aldermen Urge Mayor To Reappoint Inspector General Ferguson

Members of a City Council reform coalition were banding together to pressure Mayor Rahm Emanuel to reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to his job, despite his sometimes critical reports on the Emanuel administration.

WBBM Newsradio–08/13/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Inspector General Slams Record Keeping For Red Light Cameras

The city’s Inspector General said Tuesday that an audit of the red light camera program cannot back up City Hall claims that the cameras have been placed at Chicago’s most dangerous intersections.

05/14/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Seek To Give Inspector General Power To Enforce Subpoenas

Some members of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus want to give the city’s Inspector General increased powers; perhaps more authority than Mayor Rahm Emanuel would want him to have.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

(CBS File Photo)

Ferguson Suggests Shifting Nearly 300 Cops From Desk Jobs To Street

City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has issued a report recommending the city put civilians in jobs now held by nearly 300 police officers.

WBBM Newsradio–01/23/2013

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

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

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

Lake Shore Drive, Trees At Sunrise

Audit: City Failed To Track, Replace Sick Trees

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/29/2011

Inside The 911 Call Center (City Of Chicago Photo)

Inspector General: City’s 911 Center Wasted Money

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011