CITY BROKERS PAYMENT PLANS

SEPT. 22, 2011 — After a BGA/CBS2 investigation reveals that four suburbs collectively owe the City of Chicago roughly $15 million in water bills, the Emanuel administration brokers payment plans to try to recoup the outstanding money.

CPS INSPECTOR GENERAL LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION

SEPT. 1, 2011 — The BGA and FOX Chicago News uncover lavish credit card spending by the principal of Ogden International School on the Gold Coast, prompting the Chicago Public Schools’ inspector general to launch an investigation.

CHICAGO POLICE RELEASE RECORDS

AUG. 5, 2011 — The BGA is successful in getting payroll records on the security detail assigned to Ald. Ed Burke (14th) after suing the Chicago Police Department. The records show that salaries totaled almost $600,000 in one year alone.

SUSPENSION, INTERNAL REVIEW

May 12, 2011 — A series of BGA/FOX Chicago News investigations report on mismanagement and questionable financial practices at the Chicago Park District. After one of the reports, the superintendent’s chief of staff is suspended over credit card use. The Park District Board retains a pair of law firms to conduct an audit and review of district spending and procedures.