Facts about the Office of the Independent Inspector General of Cook County

The purpose and function of the OIIG is to detect, deter and prevent corruption, fraud, waste, mismanagement, unlawful political discrimination and misconduct in the operation of Cook County government.  (Cook County, Ill., Ordinances 07-O-52 (2007)).  The OIIG conducts investigations and issues findings and recommendations to Cook County government officials.  The OIIG also investigates potential criminal violations involving the conduct of Cook County employees acting in their official capacities and refers such matters for prosecution.

Total Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2015:  $2,032,355
Total Budgeted Positions for Fiscal Year 2015:  20

In addition to its main office listed below, the OIIG also maintains a satellite office at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, 1900 W. Polk Street, Room 416, Chicago, IL 60612.

Organization of the OIIG

Illinois Freedom of Information Act

Members of the public may make requests to inspect and/or copy public records maintained by the OIIG pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 ILCS 140/1. This Act provides that some records are exempt from inspection and copying.  All FOIA requests must be made in writing and must include the name, mailing address and daytime phone number of the requester as well as a description of the records requested. If you seek records for a commercial purpose, you must disclose that fact in your request.

FOIA requests should be delivered to the OIIG’s FOIA Officer:

Steven E. Cyranoski
FOIA Officer
Office of the Independent Inspector General
69 W. Washington Street, Suite 1160
Chicago, Illinois 60602
e-mail:steven.cyranoski@cookcountyil.gov
Fax:  (312) 603-9948

The OIIG reserves the right to charge any fees allowed under FOIA.