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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…]

Follow-Up of Loading Zone and Residential Disabled Parking Sign Processes Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its June 2015 Loading Zone and Residential Disabled Sign Processes audit of the Departments of Transportation (CDOT) and Finance (DOF). OIG concludes that CDOT and DOF have partially implemented corrective actions related to the audit findings. Our original audit revealed that … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Pavement Management Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2015                                                                         CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Pavement Management Audit The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) pavement management program. The audit found that the program was neither efficient nor cost-effective. OIG estimates … [Read More…]

Audit of CDOT Pavement Management Program

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) pavement management program to determine if CDOT managed street maintenance in a cost-effective way that extended pavement life in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) pavement preservation program guidelines.[1] As part of this objective, OIG sought to determine … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Disposal Of Non-Hazardous Waste

This advisory explains that the City has failed to enforce its contract provisions regarding the proper disposal of waste by City vendors. OIG’s inquiry suggests that lax regulatory compliance may extend to the disposal of hazardous waste. The advisory presents background on disposal laws, rules, and contract requirements relevant to City Contractors; and examples of inadequacies in … [Read More…]

Audit of Loading Zone and Residential Disabled Parking Sign Processes

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) process for loading zone signs and the Department of Finance’s (DOF) process for residential disabled parking signs. The objectives of the audit were to determine if, CDOT accurately recorded, calculated, and collected fees related to loading zone sign installations … [Read More…]

Retired Chicago Official Arrested On Federal Bribery Charge

On May 14th the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago, and the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General announced the arrest of John Bills. Bills was arrested for allegedly accepting cash and personal benefits totaling hundreds of thousands of … [Read More…]

Audit of CDOT’s RLC Program

On May 14, 2013, OIG published an audit of the City’s Red-Light Camera (RLC) program. The audit found that Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) was unable to substantiate its claims that the City chose to install and maintain red-light cameras at intersections with the highest angle crash rates in order to increase safety. Additionally, the … [Read More…]