About the Office

The mission of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to root out corruption, waste, and mismanagement, while promoting effectiveness and efficiency in City government. OIG is a watchdog for the taxpayers of the City, and has jurisdiction to conduct investigations and audits into most aspects of City government. Per OIG’s ordinance, the Inspector General is appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the City Council. The Inspector General is appointed to a four-year term and can only be removed for cause.

OIG needs your help

If you see corruption, fraud, waste or dishonest practices of any kind, let us hear from you. YOU have the power to change things for the better. And know that OIG takes nothing more seriously than pursuing those who attempt to retaliate against the individuals who are courageous enough to turn in wrongdoers.