Press Releases

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…]

FORMER CITY OF CHICAGO TRANSPORTATION OFFICIAL SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS FOR CORRUPTION IN AWARDING OF RED-LIGHT CAMERA CONTRACTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO – The former assistant transportation commissioner for the city of Chicago was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison for his role in a corruption scheme involving the city’s red-light camera contracts. A jury in January convicted JOHN BILLS, 55, of Chicago, on all counts against him. The conviction included nine … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete In an advisory released today, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Independent Police Review Authority’s (IPRA) public reporting of officer use of force was inaccurate and incomplete prior to 2015. … [Read More…]

OIG Audit Finds City Bills Accurately for Emergency Medical Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534   OIG Audit Finds City Bills Accurately for Emergency Medical Services The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services (EMS) provided by the Chicago Fire Department. Based on … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2016 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2016 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its second quarter report for 2016 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from April 1 through June 30, 2016. In his … [Read More…]