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City Watchdog Slams Mayor's Office In New Report

Posted 01.24.2012 | Chicago

In his quarterly report released Monday, Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson slammed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's use of attorney-client privilege to wi...

Toothless Watchdog Won't Scare Anyone

Emily J. Miller | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

Rahm Emanuel is pulling on the leash of City Hall's legally designated watchdog, and that could undermine the new mayor's pledge to make his administration more open, honest and accountable.

Inspector General: Rahm Picking Up Where Daley Left Off

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

A letter issued Tuesday by Inspector General Joe Ferguson says that with regard to a number of ethics-related investigations, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is no...

City Council Says Boo, But We Think Chicago IG's Budget Is a Treat

Andy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Shaw

Inspector General Joe Ferguson's recent budget-cutting suggestions were declared DOA moments after they arrived on the desks of City Council members.

Inspector General Takes Flak Over Budget Report

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

28th ward alderman Ed Smith had harsher words for the Inspector General, saying he should "do his job and let the alderman focus on the budget." Ove...

Jailed City Worker Received Paychecks, Benefits

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prompted by findings that a city worker collected a paycheck while sitting in prison, Chicago's inspector general is urging Mayor Richard Daley to req...

Corruption, Cheating And Cover-Ups: Greatest Hits From The IG's Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Ferguson has had his hands full. As Chicago's Inspector General, he's in charge of investigating allegations of fraud, waste and abuse in city go...

Ruling Limits Inspector General's Powers, Insulates Mayor Daley's Office From Investigation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Judge Nancy Arnold has dismissed an unprecedented lawsuit filed by the inspector general demanding that Corporation Counsel Mara Georges turn over doc...

Aldermen Approve 'Watered-Down' Ethics Reform, Will Choose Their Own Inspector General

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council agreed today to hire its own inspector general, with the power to investigate aldermen and their employees, but only after sworn comp...

Helen Hawkins, Former Schools Official, Spent Thousands Of School Money On Designer Bags, Hair Products

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Helen Hawkins, the former head of the Triumphant Charter school on the city's South Side, is facing jail time after using school funds to buy designer...

Daley Gives Inspector General Power To Investigate Aldermen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley today transferred control over city hiring from his $4 million-a-year Office of Compliance to the inspector general and dropped a politica...

Chicago Sued By Own Inspector General

NBC Chicago/Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NBC5 and the Chicago Sun-Times have learned the city Inspector General's Office is taking the Daley administration to court after issuing a subpoena l...

Joe Ferguson, Federal Prosecutor, Picked As New Inspector General

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN AND NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley has chosen another seasoned federal prosecutor to serve as Chicago's new corruption-fighting inspector general, City Hall sources said Thu...

Joe Ferguson, New Chicago Inspector General, Comes From Hardscrabble Boston Roots

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joe Ferguson is the eldest son of a working-class single mom and a father he never knew who survived that rejection -- and the mean streets of Boston ...

How Chicago's Parking Meter Deal Matters in Springfield

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

To question Daley is to question his love for the city and his omniscient ability to know what is best for it. Mr. Mayor, it's not about who has the franchise on love. Chicago's a big place, and a lot of people love it just as much as you do.