Press Releases

OIG Publishes Audit of DFSS Homeless Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of DFSS Homeless Services The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) homeless services. From 2013 to 2014 DFSS spent approximately $60.0 million in taxpayer funds on … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Alexander Igolnikov

On August 13, 2015, Alexander Igolnikov, owner of Seven Amigos Used Cars Inc., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport, receive and possess a counterfeit security in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, 2314, and 2315. United States v. Alexander Igolnikov -14-CR-484 (U.S.D.C. ND IL). From 2007 through April 2010, Igolnikov knowingly obtained … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Advisory Regarding the City’s Wellness Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Advisory Regarding the City’s Wellness Program The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an advisory regarding Chicago Lives Healthy, the City’s employee wellness program. The advisory finds that the City is spending over $3 million annually on the … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Follow-Up on 2014 DOB Elevator Inspection Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Follow-Up on 2014 DOB Elevator Inspection Audit The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a follow-up to a 2014 audit assessing the Department of Building’s (DOB) compliance with the City’s annual elevator inspection requirements. The 2014 audit examined … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2015 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2015 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its second quarter report for 2015 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from April 1 through June 30, 2015. OIG’s work continues … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the City’s water service account inventory and revenue, managed primarily by the Department of Water Management (DWM) and the Department … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Advisory Concerning Waste Disposal from City Infrastructure Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Advisory Concerning Waste Disposal from City Infrastructure Projects The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published an advisory on the disposal of non-hazardous waste from city infrastructure projects. The report explains that the City has failed to enforce its contract … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Audit of City’s Loading Zone and Disabled Parking Sign Processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City’s Loading Zone and Disabled Parking Sign Processes The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an audit of the City’s loading zone and residential disabled parking sign application processes. The loading zone and disabled parking sign … [Read More…]

Revenue Inspector Sentenced To 12 Months Probation For Extortion

A former Revenue Inspector for the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Amy St. Eve to 12 months’ probation as a result of his conviction of extortion under color of official right. ELIAS GARZA, 55, of Chicago pled guilty in February 2011 to a … [Read More…]

350Green Executives Indicted For Scheming To Defraud Chicago and Others Of Grant Funds

Owners of a green tech startup company that installed and maintained charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles were indicted on March 3rd, 2015, by a federal grand jury for allegedly engaging in a scheme to fraudulently obtain federal and state grant funds, from the City of Chicago, the State of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, … [Read More…]