Chicago OIG Launches New Information Portal

City of Chicago OIG
(Source: LinkedIn)
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 20, 2018
Contact: Danielle Perry

Today, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has unveiled a public, user-friendly Information Portal on its redesigned website. This portal is an interactive data visualization tool that provides the public with an unprecedented means of engaging and understanding City of Chicago data. The portal dashboards contain over 100 ways for users to visualize city data related to the City‘s budget and staffing, as well as information relating to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

OIG’s mission to promote economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in City government is rooted in the core values of accountability and transparency. The Information Portal will operationalize these core values to help build public trust and foster wider public discourse around improving government services. It will also directly enhance the ability of OIG and City officials to identify operational issues and improve outcomes through the identification of trends and patterns in City operations. Therefore, the portal will be accessed and engaged as a resource to all civic stakeholders, including the community, public policymakers, advocates, academic researchers, and journalists.

Dashboards available on the Information Portal include:

  • City of Chicago Employees by Department, Title, Wage, Demographics, and Ward/Community
  • City of Chicago Shakman Exempt Employee by Department, Title, Demographics, and Ward/Community
  • CPD Active Sworn Officers by Title, Unit, and Demographics
  • Officer Investigatory Stop Reports by Beat, District, Ward, Demographics, and Age
  • City of Chicago Operating Budget Overview by Fiscal Year, Functional Category, and Department

OIG will add new public dashboards regularly, starting with Chicago Police Department Officer Complaint and Notification History on Wednesday, August 22nd. Other examples of dashboards to be released in upcoming months that will allow for interactive visualized summaries of historical and current data include:

  • Arrest Analysis
  • City of Chicago Employee Overtime
  • CPD Tactical Response Reports
  • CPD Overtime
  • Incorporation of US Census data with existing maps

You can access the Information Portal at www.informationportal.igchicago.org.

Follow @ChicagoOIG on Twitter for the latest information on how OIG continues to fight waste, fraud, abuse, and inefficiency in Chicago government.

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The mission of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to root out corruption, waste, and mismanagement, while promoting effectiveness and efficiency in City government. OIG is a watchdog for the taxpayers of the City, and has jurisdiction to conduct investigations and audits into most aspects of City government. If you see corruption, fraud, waste or dishonest practices of any kind, let us hear from you. For more information, visit our website at: www.igchicago.org.

Source: www.igchicago.org