Chicago's Inspector General Discusses The Weird Cases Of 2018, So Far

Craig Dellimore
October 16, 2018 - 5:28 pm
Chicago City Hall

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago’s Office of Inspector General is highlighting some unusual cases among the matters it investigated during the first nine months of this year.

In one investigation, a 9-1-1 call taker recognized someone who was the subject of weapons related emergency call and had a family member alert the subject that police would be on the way.

That call taker was forced to quit.

At the Health Department, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said, efforts to inform people that they may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease were thwarted.

Two health department employees were accused of telling inspectors to re-use old names when reporting on people who may have had contact with a sexually transmitted disease. 

This means the people who actually may have been infected were not contacted and warned, Ferguson said. In fact, they used the same names over and over again.

The IG’s office also handled cases of theft of Special Service Area funds by a contractor.

In another case, a Planning Department clerk was forced out after apparently looking at pornography on city computers and making sexual comments to customers.