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.
IG Audit Reveals City’s Red Light Camera Program Was “Fundamentally Deficient”
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.
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.
City Council's Progressive Caucus is putting pressure on the mayor to reappoint Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson. Paris Schutz has the details.
Inspector General Joe Ferguson joins us to talk about his latest audit battle with City Hall. Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims his new grid-based garbage collection system saved Chicago $18 million, but Ferguson, who wants to verify those numbers, says he is being stonewalled and told to reapply for his job. Watch web extra video and read the IG's audit report.
A group of aldermen is calling for tougher oversight over the mayor’s office.
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.
What should a 21st century city budget look like? Chicago's Inspector General has some ideas for the mayor. He joins us to discuss them.
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.
The city's inspector general is sounding the alarm on the mayor's proposed infrastructure trust ordinance. We talk to him about how he thinks it can be improved.