Quarterly Reports

OIG Second Quarter 2017 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2017 are summarized below: An OIG investigation established that a supervisory Department of Water Management (DWM) employee used a City email account to repeatedly send and receive racist and offensive emails. OIG recommended that DWM discharge the employee and refer the employee for placement on … [Read More…]

OIG 1st Quarter 2017 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from January 1 through March 31, 2017 are summarized below: • OIG notified the Chicago Police Department (CPD) of a number of procedural and compliance issues identified by OIG’s investigation of the 2013 sergeant merit promotion process. The shortcomings identified by OIG included the fact that a superior officer asked a … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2016 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from October 1 through December 31, 2016, are summarized below: OIG found seven City officials and political groups had violated campaign finance laws by accepting illegal campaign donations. Per the Municipal Code of Chicago, the recipients of these donations were provided ten days in which to cure the violation and, as a … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2016 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2016, are summarized below: An OIG advisory on Officer Involved Weapons Discharge Reporting suggested that the City articulate a clear vision of purpose for use-of-force reporting and that it commit to robust reporting—OIG determined that, prior to 2015, use-of-force reporting was inaccurate and incomplete. In response, the Mayor’s … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2016 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2016 are summarized below: An OIG investigation established that for three years a high ranking official in the Department of Buildings (DOB) conducted permit reviews and inspections at 32 properties where a very close friend served as the general contractor. OIG also established that the general contractor’s … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2016 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from January 1 through March 31, 2016 are summarized below. An OIG investigation found that six Chicago Police Department (CPD) members violated CPD rules and regulations in the course of their involvement in CPD’s 2011 reinvestigation of the 2004 homicide of David Koschman. OIG found that two detectives and their supervising officers provided … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 4th Quarter 2015 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from October 1 through December 31, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. An OIG investigation that found a Commission on Animal Care and Control (CACC) employee left a dog in a CACC vehicle for five full five days and nights after an adoption event. … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 3rd Quarter 2015 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. An engineering company agreed to pay the City $50,000 as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU comes after OIG found that the vendor knowingly submitted false invoices to the City … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 2nd Quarter 2015 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from April 1 through June 30, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. A Supervising Police Communications Operator (PCO) used his/her City position to access and disseminate information from the Illinois State Police Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) as part of a criminal scheme to threaten … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 1st Quarter 2015 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from January 1 through March 31, 2015 are summarized below. A link to the full report is provided here. In a memo to the Department of Finance (DOF), OIG introduced concepts for a pilot claims analysis project. Under the program, DOF would engage in risk management by routinely analyzing the trends … [Read More…]