Aldermen Back $2M Settlement To Police WhistleblowersThe settlement with police partners Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria was reached on the eve of their trial, averting the need for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to comply with a federal judge’s order to testify about the code of silence that the mayor acknowledged exists in the Police Department.
Suit: CPS Fired Whistleblower After Vendor Collusion DiscoveredJeffrey Hubert, the former CPS director of operations, alleges in the suit that several school bus contractors colluded to inflate their bid prices “by millions of dollars” and would bill CPS for bus trips “that never took place.”
City Suing Former Red Light Camera ContractorChicago is suing former red-light camera contractor Redflex Traffic Systems in the wake of a guilty plea in federal court by its one-time CEO.
Police Officer Who Reported Alleged Misconduct Claims Boss RetaliatedA Chicago police officer is suing the city, claiming he blew the whistle on his boss, leading to retaliation.
Whistleblowers Prompt Investigation Into Peoples Gas ProgramThe Illinois Commerce Commission on Wednesday announced an investigation into Peoples Gas’ controversial and pricey gas-main replacement program in Chicago after allegations by two whistleblowers.
CPS Teacher Claims He Was Fired For Speaking Out On Alleged WrongdoingA Chicago teacher blew the whistle on alleged wrongdoing at a Chicago high school, and now he's out of a job. He believes he was fired for speaking out and he's not alone.
Claypool: Whistleblower Off-Base On CTA BudgetA former CTA employee who says he was axed for blowing the whistle on what he called unrealistic budget projections “has no clue what he’s talking about,’’ CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday
Whistleblower Awarded $2.5M In Suit Against Chicago StateJames Crowley, 47, CSU’s former senior legal counsel, had alleged he was fired in retaliation for reporting university improprieties to Illinois’ attorney general.
Aldermen Endorse Expanding Whistleblower LawThe City Council's Rules and Ethics Committee has recommended approval of an expansion of the city’s Whistleblower Ordinance, to protect people and businesses who report government corruption.
Former Des Plaines Deputy Police Chief Claims He Was Fired To Cover Up BrutalityA former deputy police chief for Des Plaines, who claims he was fired after he blew the whistle on police brutality, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.