City Council

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…]

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…]

Follow-Up of DWM and DOF Water Service Inventory and Revenue Audit

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its June 2015 audit of the City’s Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue. OIG concludes that the Departments of Water Management (DWM) and Finance (DOF) have begun implementation of the corrective actions related to the original audit findings. The purpose of … [Read More…]

Audit of Board of Ethics Lobbyist Registration

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Board of Ethics’s (BOE) lobbyist regulation practices, including how well BOE monitored lobbyist activity and whether it levied fines against late-registering lobbyists. The ordinance pertaining to the regulation of lobbying activity is codified in the Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) § 2-156—also known as … [Read More…]

OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2015 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Publishes Audit of City Water Service Inventory and Revenue The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the City’s water service account inventory and revenue, managed primarily by the Department of Water Management (DWM) and the Department … [Read More…]

Audit of Water Service Account Inventory and Revenue

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the City of Chicago’s water service focusing on account inventory, meter reading, and temporary water usage practices. The Department of Water Management (DWM) provides and manages water access while the Department of Finance (DOF) manages billing. The Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) authorizes non-metered water … [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…]

Inspector General’s 2014 Statement to Chicago City Council Budget Committee

Opening Statement of the Inspector General 2013 Budget Hearings, October 30, 2013 Madam Chair, and members of the City Council: Thank you for the opportunity to be here today before the Committee on the Budget & Government Operations.  I look forward to answering your questions and discussing the OIG’s 2014 budget request.  Thank you all for your … [Read More…]

Audit of DSS’s Garbage Service Enforcement

The “grandfather” clause in MCC § 7-28-240 provides for City garbage collection service to certain multi-unit dwellings that would otherwise be required to procure private garbage service. Until recently, DSS’s “grandfather list” had not been updated since 2007 and contained 2,402 properties. An informal survey by DSS, following initial OIG inquiries, concluded in March 2014 … [Read More…]