Press Releases

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…]

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…]

OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections A City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit, released today, found that the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not meet the routine inspection frequency requirements … [Read More…]

FORMER REDFLEX CEO SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS FOR CORRUPTION IN THE AWARDING OF CHICAGO’S RED-LIGHT CAMERA CONTRACTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2016 CHICAGO — The former chief executive of Chicago’s first red-light camera vendor was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison and over $2 million in restitution for paying bribes to a city official to help procure the contracts. As the CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., KAREN FINLEY … [Read More…]

OIG Follow-Up Report on Audit of DFSS Homeless Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Follow-Up Report on Audit of DFSS Homeless Services A City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) follow-up report concludes that the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) continues to make improvements to its process for selecting and monitoring homeless service providers. … [Read More…]

Former City of Chicago Building Inspector Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Bribe from Property Owner to Allow Renovations Without a Permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 20, 2016 CHICAGO — A former building inspector for the City of Chicago admitted in federal court today that he solicited a $300 bribe from a property owner in exchange for allowing renovation work without a permit. ROBERTO URIBE, 55, of Frankfort, demanded the bribe from an owner of a … [Read More…]

OIG Memo Regarding BOE Advisory Opinions Available Online

Press Advisory CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven   OIG Memo Regarding BOE Advisory Opinions Available Online   OIG has published an October 14, 2016, memo from Inspector General Joe Ferguson to the Board of Ethics (BOE) regarding BOE’s policies for advisory opinions. The memo is available at http://bit.ly/2dra67L   ###

OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2016 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2016 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2016 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its third quarter report for 2016 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from July 1 through September 30, 2016. In … [Read More…]

Draft of OIG’s 2017 Audit Plan Available for Public Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 Draft of OIG’s 2017 Audit Plan Available for Public Comment The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published a draft of the 2017 Annual Plan for its Audit and Program Review Section. The Audit Plan includes information on audits that OIG … [Read More…]

OIG Follow-Up Report on Audit of DSS Garbage Collection Performance Measurement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Follow-Up Report on Audit of DSS Garbage Collection Performance Measurement A City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) follow-up report concludes that the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) continues to make significant improvements to its garbage collection efficiency in response to … [Read More…]