Press Releases

OIG Public Safety Section Recommendation to Revise Disclosure Practice Accepted by COPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 09, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Public Safety Section Recommendation to Revise Disclosure Practice Accepted by COPA The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Public Safety (PS) section has issued a report recommending that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) revisit its practice on releasing … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Second Quarter 2018 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 OIG Releases Second Quarter 2018 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its second quarter report for 2018 to the City Council. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. This … [Read More…]

IG Ferguson nominates Joseph Lipari as the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2018 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Inspector General Ferguson Nominates Joseph Lipari as Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety The City of Chicago Inspector General has nominated Joseph Lipari for the position of Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety. Lipari serves as Assistant Inspector General for the Office of the … [Read More…]

OIG Audit Finds City User Fees Are Set Without Knowledge of Full Cost of Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Finds City User Fees Are Set Without Knowledge of Full Cost of Services The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an audit report of the City’s process for evaluating and setting user fees, which include charges for water usage, inspections, … [Read More…]

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…]