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Follow-Up of Board of Ethics Lobbyist Registration Audit

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 implemented corrective actions related to two of the audit findings and fully implemented corrective actions related to a … [Read More…]

Significant Activity: City of Chicago Settlement with RedFlex

On February 03, 2017, the RedFlex Traffic Systems, Inc. and Redflex Holdings, Ltd. agreed to pay $20 million in restitution and compensatory damages to the City of Chicago. The settlement followed a years long investigation into allegations of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery in association with the City’s red-light camera program. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s statement … [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…]

Audit of CDPH Food Establishment Inspections

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the food establishment inspections program of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Food Protection Division. CDPH “promotes food safety and sanitation through the inspection of food establishments,”[1] including restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, delis, daycares, hospital kitchens, and school cafeterias. The objectives of the audit were to determine … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Karen Finley

On November 10, 2016, United States District Court Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced Karen Finley, former chief executive officer of Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., to a 30-month term of imprisonment for her role in a multi-year kickback scheme perpetrated in connection with the City’s red-light camera program. United States v. Karen Finley, 14-CR-135-3 (U.S.D.C. ND IL). … [Read More…]

Follow-Up of DSS Garbage Collection Performance Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its April 2015 audit of the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s (DSS) Garbage Collection Performance Measurement. OIG concludes that DSS has begun to implement corrective actions related to the audit findings. The purpose of the 2015 audit was to determine DSS’s … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States of America v. Martin O’Malley

September 12, 2016, United States District Court Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced Martin O’Malley to a six month term of imprisonment for his role as a middleman in a multi-year kickback scheme perpetrated in connection with the City’s red-light camera program. United States v. Martin O’Malley 14-CR-315-2 (U.S.D.C. ND IL). As part of the sentence, Judge Kendall also entered an … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Determines IPRA Reporting Inaccurate and Incomplete In an advisory released today, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Independent Police Review Authority’s (IPRA) public reporting of officer use of force was inaccurate and incomplete prior to 2015. … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Use-of-Force Reporting

OIG has determined that the public reporting by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) on the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) use of force prior to 2015 was inaccurate and incomplete, and that IPRA could improve its reporting procedures to provide meaningful transparency, improve accountability, build public trust, and, ultimately, bolster public safety. OIG determined that … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Suggests the City Embrace Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Address Millions in Claims Payments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Advisory Suggests the City Embrace  Comprehensive Risk Analysis to Address Millions in Claims Payments The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released an advisory identifying the absence of a comprehensive risk management program in Chicago and highlighting the substantial operational and … [Read More…]