IG Drops a Bomb
- Out of money and at war with the City Council he was hired to oversee, Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan turned it up a notch Wednesday — by accusing employees in 24 of Chicago’s 50 aldermanic offices of engaging in political work on city time.
After a two-year investigation that saw five aldermen refuse to cooperate, Khan said he has identified 68 current and former aldermanic employees who “may have engaged” in unlawful conduct by spending hours or even entire work days reviewing candidate petitions at the Chicago Board of Elections.
In 18 of those cases, Khan claims to have hard and fast evidence — in the form of election board sign-in sheets and requests to review political petitions.
Of the remaining employees, 29 filled out a request to review candidate petitions in the "last two election cycles," the investigation shows.
Imagine what someone with a well-funded office could find if the looked long and hard enough - you know, someone like the Attorney General. Might even be enough swindled cash there to make a pension fund payment of two.