Chicago inspector general may probe city council

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The ethics watchdog who oversees Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office may soon have the authority to investigate the City Council as well.

35 of Chicago’s 50 aldermen now say they support a plan to allow the city’s inspector general Joe Ferguson to investigate ethics complaints against aldermen — but only when an accuser is publicly identified.

Legislative inspector general Faisal Khan was recently denied the power to open investigations into aldermen’s campaign finances.

Khan said recently that some aldermen may soon face criminal indictments.

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