Quarterly Reports

OIG Second Quarter 2018 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 are summarized below: An OIG investigation which established that a Chicago Department of Aviation electrical mechanic sexually harassed at least two non-City employees, including an incident in which the employee reached inside the shirt of a non-City employee and touched her breasts. The … [Read More…]

OIG First Quarter 2018 Report

Highlights from OIG activity January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018, are summarized below: An OIG investigation established that a Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events director-level employee engaged in aggravated battery of a security guard and repeatedly sexually harassed two security guards during work hours on City property. As a result of OIG’s … [Read More…]

OIG Fourth Quarter 2017 Report

Highlights from OIG activity from October 1 through December 31, 2017 are summarized below: Restitution for the former 350Green LLC owner, Timothy Mason, in the amount of $473,395.12 to the City of Chicago for his role in fraudulently obtaining over $1.7 million in federal grants intended for the installation and maintenance of charging stations for … [Read More…]

OIG Third Quarter 2017 Report

Highlights of OIG activity from July 1 through September 30, 2017 are summarized below: • An OIG investigation established that three Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Aviation Security Officers (ASOs) and one Aviation Security Sergeant violated City of Chicago Personnel Rules in response to a passenger disturbance aboard United Airlines Express Flight 3411 on April … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Third Quarter 2017 Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 OIG Releases Third Quarter 2017 Report The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has transmitted its third quarter report for 2017 to the City Council and City officials. The report summarizes the Office’s activity from July 1 through September 30, 2017. … [Read More…]

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…]