Press Releases

OIG Releases Interim Revised Rules and Regulations

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) is posting its Interim Revised Rules and Regulations for the conduct of OIG investigations in order to solicit broad feedback and public comment. The revised rules and regulations are designated as interim to permit a 45-day period of public notice and comment consistent with best practices … [Read More...]

OIG Releases Second Quarter 2013 Report

The OIG transmitted its second quarter report for 2013 to the City Council and City officials on July 15, 2013. The report provides a summary of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2013. City law mandates that the Quarterly Report include certain statistics about the number, type, and duration of OIG investigations. However, … [Read More...]

OIG Precluded from Auditing City’s Grid-Based Garbage Collection System

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently attempted to evaluate the City’s transition from a ward-based to a grid-based garbage collection system, and identify how management would continue to drive efficiency gains in the future. However, the Commissioner for the City Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) walked out of a meeting … [Read More...]

USAO, FBI, and OIG Announce Arrest

On April 25, 2013, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General announced the arrest of a Chicago man for allegedly soliciting and accepting a $600 cash payment to assist with filing a false bankruptcy case … [Read More...]

OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2013 Report

The OIG’s 1st Quarter 2013 report provides a summary of OIG activity from January 1 through March 31, 2013. City law mandates that the Quarterly include certain statistics about the number, type, and duration of OIG investigations. However, to promote further transparency into OIG operations, the Inspector General ensures that the quarterly report includes summaries … [Read More...]

Inspector General’s Statement Regarding Ferguson v. Patton Ruling

Inspector General Joseph M. Ferguson released the following statement after reviewing the March 21, 2013 Illinois Supreme Court ruling in Ferguson v. Patton: Today, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the OIG does not have the statutory authority to enforce its own subpoenas. The Court’s opinion requires the OIG to go to the City’s Corporation … [Read More...]

OIG Publishes New Report Describing City’s Spending for 2012 NATO Summit

The OIG published a report describing the sources and uses of funding for the 2012 Chicago North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit. The OIG does not make any recommendations in the report, but instead provides the public with a simplified summary of the origin and final uses of $27.4 million the City spent on the … [Read More...]

OIG Recommends Civilianizing 292 Police Officer Positions to Save City At Least $6.4 Million Annually

The OIG recommended that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) civilianize 292 positions to save the City an estimated $6.4 to $16.6 million annually. The report analyzed opportunities to civilianize certain positions in 30 separate CPD units, and found that at least 292 full-time positions of the 370 reviewed could be filled by civilians. The 30 … [Read More...]

OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Report

On January 18, 2013, the OIG transmitted its fourth quarter report for 2012 to the City Council and City officials. Available on the OIG website, the report provides a summary of OIG activity from October 1 through December 31, 2012. City law mandates that the Quarterly include certain statistics about the number, type, and duration … [Read More...]

OIG Audit Finds Waste in CPD Tuition Repayment Program

The OIG released an audit that found waste and inefficiency in the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) administration of its Tuition Reimbursement Program (TRP). The OIG sought to determine if CPD was effectively administering the $6.5 million program. Among its findings, the OIG found $180,375 owed to the City by 15 employees who resigned City service … [Read More...]