Office of Inspector General

The mission of the independent and non-partisan City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity by identifying corruption, waste, and mismanagement in City government. OIG is an independent, non-partisan watchdog for the taxpayers of the City, and has jurisdiction to conduct investigations, audits and reviews of most aspects of City government. The Inspector General is appointed to a four-year term by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the City Council, and can only be removed for cause.