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Record #: O2013-7773   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 2-55-060, 2-156-380 and 2-156-445 by authorizing Legislative Inspector General and Board of Ethics to review campaign finance filing compliance of candidates for aldermanic or City offices
Sponsors: O'Connor, Patrick
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 55 Complaints against Alderman and City Council Employees, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 156 Governmental Ethics
Attachments: 1. O2013-7773.pdf
Related files: R2015-407

SECTION 1. Section 2-55-060 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
2-55-060 Powers and duties.
The legislative inspector general shall have jurisdiction over all aldermen and city council employees. In addition to other powers and duties specifically mentioned in Chapters 2-55 and 2-156, the legislative inspector general shall have the following powers and duties:
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
To receive and register complaints alleging misconduct against aldermen, city council employees and lobbyists engaged in the lobbying of aldermen or city council employees. The legislative inspector general's powers and duties shall extend to misconduct concerning, but not limited to: (i) the improper receipt of gifts or favors; (ii) the improper receipt of money or other thing of value for advice or assistance on matters concerning city business; (iii) the improper and unauthorized use of city property; (iv) the improper use or disclosure of confidential information; (v) conflicts of interest not properly disclosed; (vi) the improper solicitation or acceptance of political contributions; (vii) the improper use of one's position to influence any city government decision or action in which one has any economic interest; and/or (viii) the breach of one's fiduciary duty to the city;
(a-1) To review campaign finance filings of aldermen and aldermanic candidates for compliance with Article VI of Chapter 2-156 of this Code, and to investigate potential violations discovered bv such review following a finding of reasonable cause or issuance of a letter of direction by the board of ethics;
To investigate signed and sworn complaints alleging misconduct against aldermen and city council employees only upon a finding of reasonable cause or issuance of a letter of direction by the board of ethics. The legislative inspector general may ex...

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