Aldermen Seek To Force Vote On City Council WatchdogA group of Chicago aldermen has announced plans to force a showdown over who will act as the official watchdog over the City Council.
City Watchdog Finds Shortcomings In Taxi InspectionsChicago’s inspector general has raised questions about inspections of taxi cabs by the city that regulates the taxi industry, and a top administration official has blamed faulty equipment for some of the problems.
City Council Watchdog Welcomes Shifting Duties To Chicago IGThe city official tasked with monitoring the City Council for corruption and waste said he’d be happy to be out of work, if aldermen give real investigative power to someone else.
Emanuel Applauds City Council Plan To Allow IG To Investigate AldermenThe City Council might be poised to grant the Chicago Inspector General’s office the authority investigate aldermen and their employees.
Wagusepack: Mayor 'Needs To Take The Lead' On Red Light Camera ProblemsA 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.
City Watchdog: 17 Firefighters And Paramedics Falsified Mileage RecordsA group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.
Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response TimesFire 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.
IG Ferguson: Emanuel Administration Heeds Advice More Often Than DaleyDespite 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.
Aldermen Urge Mayor To Reappoint Inspector General FergusonMembers 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.
Inspector General Slams Record Keeping For Red Light CamerasThe 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.
Aldermen Seek To Give Inspector General Power To Enforce SubpoenasSome 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.
Ferguson Suggests Shifting Nearly 300 Cops From Desk Jobs To StreetCity Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has issued a report recommending the city put civilians in jobs now held by nearly 300 police officers.
Spat May Be Brewing Between U.S. Attorney's Office, City Council Finance CommitteeA legal battle may be brewing between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Chicago City Council Finance Committee.
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.