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City Council today proved that it is ready for reform – just not very much reform. It was a tense debate over which reform measure to support: one that would give Inspector General Joe Ferguson broad, sweeping powers to investigate and audit aldermen, or a more hands-off approach favored by powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th Ward). Paris Schutz has the story.

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Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us with the latest on government oversight in Chicago.

IG Audit Reveals City’s Red Light Camera Program Was “Fundamentally Deficient”

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City Inspector General Joe Ferguson goes in depth about his audit of the city's beleaguered red light camera program, which is found to have collected millions in tickets from drivers because of curious changes to protocols.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s struck an accord with the City’s Inspector General, Joe Ferguson. Today's comments from the mayor indicate Ferguson has agreed to serve at least the remaining three-plus years of his tenure.

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Rendering of Whole Foods slated to be built in Englewood in 2016

The announcement to bring a Whole Foods Market to Englewood has angered some local residents. Paris Schutz explains the controversy, and has more on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's decision to keep Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson for another year.

Simon, Charters, & IG

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In tonight’s viewer feedback, we share what you had to say about our interview with Shelia Simon, the push to reappoint Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, and CPS officials calling for new charter schools.

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A group of aldermen is calling for tougher oversight over the mayor’s office.

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Can the city’s top watchdog be independent of the mayor? A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling strikes a blow to those prospects. Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us to talk about the ramifications.

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The city's inspector general says the police department could save big if it replaced some sworn officers with civilians. But what does the mayor think? Paris Schutz has the story.

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Stolen computers, pornography and lunch program fraud. There's a new report outlining misconduct in city schools. We have the results.

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City Council's recently appointed watchdog is looking at Chicago's most powerful alderman, and is investigating 20 more aldermen or aldermanic staff members for potential wrongdoing. We have the exclusive details.

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A group of aldermen and the Better Government Association want to rewrite the mayor's infrastructure trust ordinance. Carol Marin and her panel have more.

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Chicago City Council

Does the new Inspector General of the Chicago City Council have the ability to fulfill his job description? We talk with the man himself to discuss the future of his new position.

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