Press Releases

OIG Releases Review of City’s Collective Bargaining Agreements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 CBA Negotiations Provide Opportunity to Improve Transparency and Save Millions A report released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General provides a comprehensive review of the City’s collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with labor unions, all of which will be negotiated in the … [Read More…]

Emergency Medical Services Billing Audit Follow Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Emergency Medical Services Billing Audit Follow Up The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its July 2016 audit of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) billing for emergency medical services provided by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Based … [Read More…]

Board of Ethics Lobbyist Registration Audit Follow-Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Board of Ethics Lobbyist Registration Audit Follow-Up The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its March 2016 audit of the lobbyist registration process. Based on the Board of Ethics’s (BOE) responses, OIG concludes that BOE has partially … [Read More…]

OIG Releases CDOT Aldermanic Menu Program Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 OIG Finds City Menu Program Underfunds Infrastructure Needs by over $100 million An audit released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Aldermanic Menu Program, a key component of the Neighborhood Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan, which is the … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2017 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2017 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534, Danielle Perry OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2017 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its first quarter report for 2017 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from January 1 through March 31, 2017. Also … [Read More…]

Inspector General Ferguson Nominates Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April, 6, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Inspector General Ferguson Nominates Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D.  for the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety The City of Chicago Inspector General has nominated Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D. for the position of Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety. Laura L. Kunard, Ph.D. serves as … [Read More…]

OIG Recommends Improvements to City’s Affordable Housing Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534/ (773) 491-3997   OIG Recommends Improvements to City’s Affordable Housing Programs An audit released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) administration of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO). OIG found that, DPD’s … [Read More…]

Willowbrook Woman Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Defrauding City of Chicago’s Women-Owned Business Entity Procurement Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 17, 2017 CHICAGO — A Willowbrook woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for scheming to help a contractor falsely satisfy its female hiring requirement for city of Chicago construction projects. As the owner of a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, ELIZABETH PERINO allowed her … [Read More…]

OIG Audit Finds City Could Not Determine Who Accessed Public Safety Cameras and Did Not Establish Operational Objectives for the Cameras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Audit Finds City Could Not Determine Who Accessed Public Safety Cameras and Did Not Establish Operational Objectives for the Cameras An audit released today by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the Office of Emergency Management and Communications’s (OEMC) … [Read More…]

OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections A City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit, released today, found that the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not meet the routine inspection frequency requirements … [Read More…]