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City Inspector General Reappointed In Rare Rahm About-Face

Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago

In a surprise move, Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson will be reappointed to another four-year term at his post -- though he will step down afte...

Bruce Rauner: I'm Ready to Fight Unions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois has never seen a candidate for governor like Republican hopeful Bruce Rauner. The Chicago venture capitalist has nearly endless wealth he could put into his campaign. He has no experience in elected office.

As Relationship Simmers Between Chicago Fire Commissioner and IG, Management Questions Persist

Alden Loury | Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Commissioner Joseph Hoff -- presumably depicted as the younger brother in the film Backdraft who rode along with his firefighter-father -- is now at the center of a controversy involving fire department "ride alongs."

Did Mayor Daley Favor Wife Maggie's Non-Profit? Audit Suggests So

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

A review of tax increment financing (TIF) public benefits clauses and charitable donations released Tuesday by Inspector General Joe Ferguson alleges ...

Lake Shore Drive Tolls, City Income Tax Could Be Ahead

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Charging a $5 toll for using Lake Shore Drive and introducing a separate city income tax are just two of several ideas City Hall's watchdog has for cl...

City To Fire Four Of 54 Firefighters Accused Of Mileage Expense Fraud

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff moved Thursday to fire only four of the 54 firefighters accused of drastically padding their mileage expense rep...

Rahm Suspends City Employee Travel Reimbursements Pending Audit

Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ordered the suspension of travel and mileage reimbursements for all city workers pending an audit by the city's comptroller...

Inspector General: Fire 54 Firefighters Over Alleged $100,000 Fraud

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Inspector General is recommending the termination of 54 firefighters assigned to the Fire Department's scandal-scarred Fire Prevention Burea...

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...

Chicago Inspector General: Minority Business Program "Dysfunctional"

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report detailing "widespread fraud, abuse and mismanagement" in the city mi...

Snow Chief Keeps His Job Despite Using Employees For Errands

Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

On May 1, Inspector General Joe Ferguson released a report detailing a series of ethics violations at the Chicago Snow Command. According to Fergu...

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...

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...

Fire Department Overtime Means Taxpayers Are 'Hemorrhaging Money,' Says Inspector General

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago taxpayers are "hemorrhaging" money, thanks to a surge in overtime pay to Chicago Fire Department brass that coincided with -- and wiped out sa...

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 ...