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Aldermen propose tight curbs on anyone who could investigate them

April 12, 2010

Counterproposal would thwart Daley’s plan to give city inspector general authority to probe City Council

By Hal Dardick and Todd Lighty, Tribune reporters

Chicago aldermen feeling the heat over political corruption are pushing a plan that would create a City Council watchdog on a short leash.

Under a proposal that could be approved as early as Tuesday by a council committee, the internal investigator would be chosen by the City Council and could not launch a probe without first getting permission.