Report: 123 Children Died In 2019 Fiscal Year, Despite Contact With Illinois Department Of Children And Family ServicesOf the 123 deaths in the fiscal year that ended last June, 24 were ruled homicides, 37 were accidental, 34 were natural, seven were suicide and 21 were undetermined.
CPS Watchdog Recommends More Than A Dozen Employees Be Fired For Lying About Living Outside ChicagoAll CPS employees are required to live in Chicago, unless they receive a waiver, and could be fired if they lie about their address.
Former Whitney Young Swim Coach Andy Parro Pocketed $30,000 In Illicit Deals To Rent High School's Pool, Watchdog FindsFrom April 2013 through September 2016, Whitney Young swim coach Andy Parro collected at least $29,604 from three outside groups through "off-the books agreements" and kept the money for himself, according to the latest annual report from Chicago Public Schools Inspector General Nicholas Schuler.
Chicago IG Report: Thousands Of Backlogged Complaints On Chicago Buildings, PropertiesYou might remember a CBS 2 report on one of the most blighted blocks in the city at 71st and Champlain. In at least one case, the city did write code violations to an owner, but some of the problems persisted for months.
16 Reports Released On The Shooting Death Of Laquan McDonaldThe OIG said their actions prevented CPD from collecting potentially important, objective evidence of the McDonald shooting. Leading to heightened public outrage.
Chicago Virtual Charter School CEO On Paid Leave As CPS Watchdog Investigates Questionable SpendingThe CEO of Chicago Virtual Charter School is in deep trouble, and others could be too, amid investigation into questionable spending.
Park District Workers Pocketed Cash From Scrap Metal Sales, Set Up Tax-Exempt Sam's Club Accounts, Inspector General FindsSeveral Chicago Park District employees are facing disciplinary action and might be fired after allegedly selling scrap metal for more than $64,000 in cash they never turned over to the district.
City Of Chicago Workers Allegedly Used Medical Leave To Party In The Caribbean, Take 'Booze Cruise'City of Chicago employees used family medical leave to take multiple Caribbean cruises, where they allegedly drank alcohol on a "booze cruise," went clubbing and toured tropical islands--according to the Inspector General's first quarterly report of 2019.
As Lightfoot Meets With Springfield Power Brokers, Ethics Reform Is Front And Center In Chicago"There was a vote in the City Council to strip out the power to investigate aldermen. And so, the power to investigate aldermen was taken away, and that was 30 years ago."
CPS Inspector General Report Exposes Improper Admissions, Failed Background ChecksThe inspector general for the Chicago Public Schools is taking the district to task in a 50-page report filled with hundreds of allegations of misconduct, waste, and fraud.
Ogden School Principal Allegedly Falsified Reports To Improve School's RatingsA principal at a Chicago Public School allegedly falsified attendance records, according to reports from an inspector general investigation.
Lightning-Rod Inspector General Post To Be Filled Next MonthDemocrats controlling the General Assembly were embarrassed last year when reaction to the #MeToo anti-sexual harassment movement revealed the vacancy and unanswered complaints.
Police, Fire Departments Not Investigating After White Firefighter Pulls Gun On Black Man; 'They Think This Is A Game'Serious questions remain for the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department, after a white man later identified as a firefighter pulled a gun on a black man running errands in Bridgeport.
Report: School Resource Officers Need Better Training, ScreeningThe deputy inspector general for public safety is concerned about what he calls "a disconnect" between Chicago police and Chicago schools.
CPS Inspector General Wants Company Disqualified For Rigging BidsA scathing report from the inspector general for the Chicago Public Schools has accused one of the district’s most powerful alternative school providers of bid-rigging, and the fallout could be significant.