Press Releases

OIG Follow-Up Report on Audit of Loading Zone and Disabled Parking Sign Processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 05, 2016 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Rachel Leven OIG Follow-Up Report on Audit of Loading Zone and Disabled Parking Sign Processes The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report in follow-up to a June 2015 audit of the City’s loading zone and residential disabled parking sign application … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Suggests the City Embrace Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Address Millions in Claims Payments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Suggests the City Embrace  Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Address Millions in Claims Payments The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an advisory identifying the absence of a comprehensive risk management program in Chicago and highlighting the substantial operational and … [Read More…]

Jury Convicts Lockport Contractor of Defrauding City of Chicago’s Women-Owned Business Entity Procurement Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted a Lockport subcontractor on fraud charges for scheming to help a general contractor falsely satisfy its female hiring requirement on city of Chicago construction projects. As the owner of a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, ELIZABETH PERINO agreed to allow her company to be claimed as … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Audit of Administrative Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534   OIG Releases Audit of Administrative Hearings The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit evaluating the timeliness of Department of Administrative Hearings’ (DOAH) case completion. OIG examined the ratio of closed to opened cases (clearance rate) and the … [Read More…]

Chicago Man Arraigned on Theft Charges for City of Chicago Ticketing Scam

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined with the City of Chicago’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to announce theft charges against Christopher C. Williams of Chicago for allegedly stealing money from victims and the City of Chicago under the guise that he was paying off the victims’ City of Chicago tickets and … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Examines City’s Policy and Procedure Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Examines City’s Policy and Procedure Management The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an advisory regarding the City’s documentation of operating policies and procedures. The advisory comes after past OIG investigations and audits found that the lack of … [Read More…]

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…]