The Independent Inspector General submits a Quarterly Report to the President and the County Board. The Quarterly Report is released the 15th day of January, April, July, and October of each year. Quarterly Reports chronicle the number and type of investigations initiated, concluded or pending since the date of the last report. The Quarterly Report identifies the number and type of investigations (corruption, fraud, waste, mismanagement, unlawful political discrimination or misconduct) of any County employee, appointed officials, elected officials, contractors, subcontractors, persons seeking County Contracts, or persons seeking certification of eligibility for County contracts or other County Programs. The Quarterly Report identifies the number and type of investigations conducted by the OIIG regarding employees under the separately elected officials. The Quarterly Report identifies the number and type of recommendations made to any department heads or elected officials and whether or not the recommendation was followed.
The County has prepared the CAFR in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). GAAP require that management provide a narrative introduction, overview and analysis to accompany the basic financial statements in the form of a Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A). The letter of transmittal in this report is designed to compliment the MD&A and should be read in conjunction with it.
Employee payroll data for all Cook County employees excluding Forest Preserves, indicating amount of base salary paid to an employee during the County fiscal quarter. Salaries are paid to employees on a bi-weekly basis.
The Independent Inspector General is authorized to issue public statements in two circumstances: When an investigation that exonerates an individual who is publicly known to have been under investigation, where the subject requests such a statement; and when an investigation concerns inefficient or wasteful management, as opposed to individual misconduct or illegality.
The biennial Scavenger Sale (conducted in odd-numbered years) offers taxes on properties that have delinquencies on three or more years that were not purchased at an Annual Tax Sale. In Cook County, the sale has traditionally taken place in the fall or early winter months.For more information on Scavenger Sales see http://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/scavengersale.aspx
This check register provides a cumulative record of payments to County suppliers, vendors and other payees as approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Data covers December 2009 through November 2016. [NOTE: We are in the process of restructuring this dataset with implementation of a new financial system. Updates will resume once the new structure has been established.]