Publications & Press

OIG Releases CDOT Aldermanic Menu Program Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Finds City Menu Program Underfunds Infrastructure Needs by over $100 million An audit released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Aldermanic Menu Program, a key component of the Neighborhood Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan, which is the … [Read More…]

CDOT Aldermanic Menu Program Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Aldermanic Menu Program (Menu), a sub-program of the Neighborhood Infrastructure Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which is the City’s primary means of residential infrastructure management. The objectives of this audit were to determine, whether the City adequately addresses residential infrastructure … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2017 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2017 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Danielle Perry OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2017 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its first quarter report for 2017 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from January 1 through March 31, 2017. Also … [Read More…]

OIG 1st Quarter 2017 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from January 1 through March 31, 2017 are summarized below: • OIG notified the Chicago Police Department (CPD) of a number of procedural and compliance issues identified by OIG’s investigation of the 2013 sergeant merit promotion process. The shortcomings identified by OIG included the fact that a superior officer asked a … [Read More…]

Inspector General Ferguson Nominates Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April, 6, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Inspector General Ferguson Nominates Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D.  for the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety The City of Chicago Inspector General has nominated Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D. for the position of Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety. Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D. serves as … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Roberto Uribe

On March 28, 2017, former City of Chicago Building Inspector Roberto Uribe was sentenced to a two year term of probation, including 6 months of home confinement during non-working hours, for soliciting a bribe from a building owner. United States v. Roberto Uribe, 16-CR-228 (ND IL). In October 2016, Uribe pleaded guilty to one count of … [Read More…]

OIG Recommends Improvements to City’s Affordable Housing Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534/ (773) 491-3997   OIG Recommends Improvements to City’s Affordable Housing Programs An audit released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) administration of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO). OIG found that, DPD’s … [Read More…]

DPD Affordable Requirements Ordinance Administration Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) administration of Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) § 2-45-110, the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO). The ARO requires certain private market residential developers to designate a percentage of units on site as affordable and/or pay an in-lieu fee to … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Elizabeth Perino

On March 16, 2017, former City of Chicago contractor Elizabeth Perino was sentenced to a year and a day term of federal imprisonment for defrauding the City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) program. United States v. Elizabeth Perino, 11-CR-492 (ND IL). In June of 2016, a jury returned guilty verdicts against Perino on three … [Read More…]

Willowbrook Woman Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Defrauding City of Chicago’s Women-Owned Business Entity Procurement Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 17, 2017 CHICAGO — A Willowbrook woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for scheming to help a contractor falsely satisfy its female hiring requirement for city of Chicago construction projects. As the owner of a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, ELIZABETH PERINO allowed her … [Read More…]