Publications & Press

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…]

Significant Activity: City of Chicago Settlement with RedFlex

On February 03, 2017, the RedFlex Traffic Systems, Inc. and Redflex Holdings, Ltd. agreed to pay $20 million in restitution and compensatory damages to the City of Chicago. The settlement followed a years long investigation into allegations of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery in association with the City’s red-light camera program. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s statement … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2016 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from October 1 through December 31, 2016, are summarized below: OIG found seven City officials and political groups had violated campaign finance laws by accepting illegal campaign donations. Per the Municipal Code of Chicago, the recipients of these donations were provided ten days in which to cure the violation and, as a … [Read More…]

OIG 2017 Audit Plan

The 2017 Audit Plan for OIG’s Audit & Program Review Section is posted here..

OIG Audit Finds City Could Not Determine Who Accessed Public Safety Cameras and Did Not Establish Operational Objectives for the Cameras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Finds City Could Not Determine Who Accessed Public Safety Cameras and Did Not Establish Operational Objectives for the Cameras An audit released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’s (OEMC) … [Read More…]

Audit of OEMC Public Safety Cameras

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’s (OEMC) management of approximately 2,700 cameras (“public safety cameras”) originally purchased by OEMC, the Chicago Police Department (CPD), and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). The objective of the audit was to determine if OEMC has effectively managed these cameras. … [Read More…]