Press Releases

OIG Releases Audit on PBC Construction Change Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Recommends Improvements to the Public Building Commission Change Orders Process  The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an audit report recommending improvements to the way the Public Building Commission (PBC) ensures that construction change orders are justified … [Read More…]

Chicago Public Library Staffing Audit Finds That Staffing Approach Does Not Align with Community Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (774) 478-0534 Chicago Public Library Staffing Audit Finds That Staffing Approach Does Not Align with Community Needs The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit evaluating the design and implementation of the Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) staffing plan, which allocates positions … [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…]

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…]

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 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…]

City of Chicago Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety Releases Initiated Projects List

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 City of Chicago Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety Releases Initiated Projects List The Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety (Public Safety) is announcing its first list of initiated projects related to police and police accountability functions and … [Read More…]

Car Wash Vendor Charged with Stealing Nearly $1 Million from City of Chicago

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2018   CAR WASH VENDOR CHARGED WITH STEALING NEARLY $1 MILLION FROM CITY OF CHICAGO Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced charges against the president and manager of a Chicago car wash vendor for stealing nearly $1 million from … [Read More…]

OIG Announces Implementation of Amended Rules  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2018 CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 OIG Announces Implementation of Amended Rules On January 5, 2018, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a draft of its proposed amended Rules. As required under Section VIII of the Rules in effect on that date, OIG allowed 45 … [Read More…]