Press Releases

OIG Releases Audit of CFD Uniform Provision and Replacement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Audit of CFD Uniform Provision and Replacement The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit assessing the issuance, exchange, and repair of uniform items at the Chicago Fire Department (CFD)   Commissary, a vendor-run storefront that issues or … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2016 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2016 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2016 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its first quarter report for 2016 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from January 1 through March 31, 2016. In his … [Read More…]

City of Chicago Building Inspector Charged with Demanding Bribe From Property Owner in Exchange for Allowing Renovations Without a Permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO — A building inspector for the City of Chicago was arrested today for allegedly demanding a $300 bribe from a property owner in exchange for allowing renovation work without a permit. ROBERTO URIBE, 55, of Chicago, is charged with attempted extortion for soliciting the bribe from an owner of a two-story … [Read More…]

Chicago Real Estate Developer Convicted on Federal Fraud Charges for Swindling Banks and the City Out of Millions of Dollars in Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted the president of a Chicago real estate firm on fraud charges relating to a $105 million line of credit for city and suburban properties, including a former Goldblatt’s Department Store on the North Side and the Streets of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The fraud perpetrated … [Read More…]

Vice President of Chicago Real Estate Firm Admits Lying to Lender in the Redevelopment of a North Side Department Store

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO — The vice president of a Chicago real estate firm pleaded guilty today to lying to a bank about a public financing note that was issued for the redevelopment of a former Goldblatt’s Department Store in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. CAROLINE WALTERS, the vice president and treasurer of Joseph Freed & … [Read More…]

Former City of Chicago Transportation Official Convicted of Corruption in Awarding of Red-Light Camera Contracts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016 CHICAGO — The former assistant transportation commissioner for the city of Chicago was convicted today on federal corruption charges in connection with the awarding of lucrative red-light camera contracts. After a two-week trial in federal court in Chicago, the jury convicted JOHN BILLS on all counts against him. The … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Audit of Opportunities for Civilianization at CFD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Audit of Opportunities for Civilianization at CFD The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit assessing the opportunities for civilianization in the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). OIG found that CFD could save an estimated $1.2 million annually … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2015 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2015 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its fourth quarter report for 2015 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from October 1 through December 31, 2015. In his … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Audit of City Hiring Timeliness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2015                                                                         CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Audit of City Hiring Timeliness The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit assessing the timeliness of the City’s hiring, a process involving the Department of Human Resources (DHR), the Office of Budget and Management … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Pavement Management Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2015                                                                         CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Pavement Management Audit The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) pavement management program. The audit found that the program was neither efficient nor cost-effective. OIG estimates … [Read More…]