Administrative & Regulatory

Members of the Chicago City Council recently introduced laws that aim to strengthen the city's Office of Inspector General. How did this set of legislation come about, and what are its prospects?

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on adding transit and restricting cars as part of private land development, and more.

A recent Chicago Sun-Times article reported a politically-connected construction management firm's take: nearly a billion dollars of taxpayer money under a no-bid contract with the Public Building Commission (PBC).

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on whether Chicago police will start ticketing more white marijuana users, and more.

Noelle Brennan, a court-appointed federal hiring monitor, issued a report blasting the City of Chicago. Brennan says the city still refuses to discipline high-level department managers for proven hiring abuses.

The Chicago Inspector General's Office (IGO) issued a report on 1/13/11 that described wrongdoing by city employees. In its report the IGO identified the city departments involved and the acts committed—but didn't name most of the wrongdoing employees. Can you identify them?

The Chicago Inspector General's Office (IGO) issued a report on 7/15/10 that described wrongdoing by city employees. In its report the IGO identified the city departments involved and the acts committed—but didn't name most of the wrongdoing employees. Can you identify them?

 

City Hall wants out from under federal hiring monitoring, but workers say not so fast.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on who enforces the city's procurement rules, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on whether privatization in the abstract has any merit, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how the Reader of olden times handled letter writers, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on what percentage of revenue the city should spend on parking operations, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on Chicagoans' immunity from trespassing in the Dead Zone, and more.