About Us

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.

Watch our OIG informational video to learn more about the office.

To Serve You, We Need You
If you see corruption, fraud, waste, or questionable activities and practices that you think should be examined, let us know! Our ability to change things for the better depends on you telling us about what needs to be changed. Under the law, no one can retaliate against you for what is your legal duty to report as a City employee or contractor, and your civic duty as a member of the general public.