Publications & Press

Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v. Christopher Williams

Yesterday, a former employee for a City of Chicago contractor working as a security guard pleaded guilty to theft of government property in a scheme to defraud the City of thousands in taxpayer money. Christopher Williams, a security guard with City contractor SkyTech Security Services, pleaded guilty Monday morning before Circuit Court Judge Erica L. … [Read More…]

Former City Contractor Charged For Theft of Government Property

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2018   Former City Contractor Charged For Theft of Government Property Yesterday, a former employee for a City of Chicago contractor working as a security guard pleaded guilty to theft of government property in a scheme to defraud the City of thousands in taxpayer money. Christopher Williams, a security … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Follow-Up of OEMC Public Safety Cameras Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2018 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Follow-Up on the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’ Management of Public Safety Cameras The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2016 audit of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’ (OEMC) management … [Read More…]

OEMC Public Safety Cameras Audit Follow-Up

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2016 audit of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’ (OEMC) management of public safety cameras. Based on the Department’s responses, OIG concludes that OEMC has implemented two corrective actions related to the audit findings and has begun to … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Evaluation that Finds CPD’s Noncompliance with FOID Card Act Allows Individuals Posing a Clear and Present Danger to Continue Accessing Firearms

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Public Safety Evaluation Finds CPD’s Noncompliance with FOID Card Act Allows Individuals Posing a Clear and Present Danger to Continue Accessing Firearms The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General’s Public Safety Section (PS) has issued an Evaluation that found that the Chicago … [Read More…]

Evaluation of the Chicago Police Department’s Compliance with the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act

The Public Safety Section (PS) of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has concluded an evaluation regarding the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) compliance with the clear and present danger reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies under the Illinois’s Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card Act (“the Act”). OIG launched this inquiry after receiving … [Read More…]

OIG Releases First Quarter 2018 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 OIG Releases First Quarter 2018 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its first quarter report for 2018 to the City Council. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. This … [Read More…]

OIG First Quarter 2018 Report

Highlights from OIG activity January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018, are summarized below: An OIG investigation established that a Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events director-level employee engaged in aggravated battery of a security guard and repeatedly sexually harassed two security guards during work hours on City property. As a result of OIG’s … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Tara D. Smith

On April 9, 2018, former Public Building Commission (PBC) Manager of Payroll and Benefits Tara D. Smith pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1). In her plea agreement, Smith, who processed payroll for PBC’s employees, admitted that in 2014 and 2015 … [Read More…]

OIG Audit Finds Department of Buildings’ Complaint Response Times Pose Health and Safety Risks to the Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 Department of Buildings’ Complaint Response Times Pose Health and Safety Risks to the Public A report released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the City of Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB) had a backlog of over … [Read More…]