The city’s “duty disability” program, which compensates workers
injured on the job, has made the news lately as being potentially rife with
abuse. City of Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has tried to
investigate the program, but said in a statement this morning
that the Chicago City Council Finance Committee, chaired by Ald. Ed Burke (14th), is blocking his probe.
The conflict comes as the IG gears up to fight the city in Illinois Supreme Court. Read more »