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Significant Activity Report: United States v. Elizabeth Perino

On June 17, 2016, following a weeklong trial, a jury in the Northern District of Illinois found Elizabeth Perino, a former sub-contractor for the City of Chicago, guilty for actions taken to defraud the City of Chicago MWBE program. Perino was convicted on three counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud, 18 … [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…]

Audit of DOAH Adjudication Timeliness

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Department of Administrative Hearings’ (DOAH) efforts to ensure timely adjudication of cases. The first objective of the audit was to determine if the Department used the nationally recognized performance measures of clearance rate and time to disposition to evaluate the flow of cases requiring … [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…]

Significant Activity Report: People of the State of Illinois v. Christopher Williams

Today, May 04, 2016, Christopher Williams, was arraigned on criminal charges including the alleged theft of over $10,000 from the City of Chicago. The indictment, delivered on April 20, 2016, charges Williams with a Class 1 felony for theft of government property, a Class 2 felony for theft of property, and six counts of Class … [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 Advisory Regarding City Operating Policies and Procedures

Regularly maintained, thorough, and well communicated policies and procedures are critical tools for both operational efficiency and government accountability. Policies that are not documented and distributed may be inadequately followed or misunderstood. OIG investigations and audits have revealed that various departments do not properly document, and communicate to staff, their policies and procedures. This lack … [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…]

Audit of CFD Commissary Transactions

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Fire Department’s (CFD) issuance and exchange of uniform items to CFD members at the Department’s Commissary. In its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Chicago Fire Fighters Union, Local No. 2, the City of Chicago agreed to provide all uniformed CFD members with … [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…]