Mayor Richard Daley keeps pushing for an ordinance that would let the Chicago Inspector General investigate members of the City Council. In
recent days, Daley's lobbyist has met behind closed doors with the
city's top watchdog to win support for the measure. Aldermen are
concerned that the inspector general -- who is nominated by Daley under
current law -- is too reliant on the mayor's support to be truly
independent. They are also worried that the IG's office will be given
additional responsibilities without being provided additional funding.