A North Side alderman was honored by the White House Monday as a pioneer for political reform. Hours later, he was accused of corruption by the city’s watchdog.
Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan has accused Ald. Joe Moore of inappropriate taxpayer-funded payments to two employees he fired from his office.
In one case, he apparently gave money to a former employee, asking her to stay quiet after she complained about political work being done in his ward office in violation of city laws.
Moore has issued a statement denying the charges, saying his career has been guided by two core values: openness and accountability.