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Founded OEIG Investigative Reports

After an investigation, if the OEIG determines there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation of law or policy has occurred, it will write a founded report that documents:

  • The allegations of wrongdoing;
  • Facts confirmed by the investigation;
  • An analysis of the facts in comparison to the applicable law, rule, or policy; and,
  • Findings and recommendations.

According to the Ethics Act, the Executive Ethics Commission (EEC) determines whether an OEIG founded report will be made publicly available.  The EEC is required to publish founded reports that resulted in a suspension of three or more days or termination of employment.  For all other founded reports, it is within the EEC's discretion to publish.  

OEIG founded reports that the EEC has made publicly available can be found here.


Fiscal YearCase NumberSubject(s)AgencyNature of Violation(s)
FY 202018-01946Don TracyIllinois Gaming BoardProhibited political activity
FY 202018-01776Sam Cooper and Michael LittleAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library and MuseumImproper disposal of State property
FY 202018-00921Harry SawyerIllinois Department of Veterans’ AffairsSexual harassment; unprofessional conduct
FY 202017-02400Richard GallivanUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignMisuse of university resources
FY 202017-01670Eduardo AlvaradoIllinois Department of Public HealthSexual harassment; unprofessional conduct; falsification of employment application; time abuse
FY 202017-01511Anne Melissa DowlingIllinois Department of InsuranceRevolving door
FY 202015-01408Steve HilgersIllinois Department of Healthcare and Family ServicesFalsification of employment application
FY 201918-01567Katherine PattiProperty Tax Appeal BoardFailure to report conflict of interest
FY 201918-01118Illinois Department of TransportationIllinois Department of TransportationMisuse of State property
FY 201917-02333Randy Dunn, Randal Thomas, and Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleSouthern Illinois University-CarbondaleImproper hiring
FY 201917-01432Donald R. JohnsonIllinois Workers' Compensation CommissionMisuse of agency resource
FY 201917-00769James Aubin, Robert Capuani, and the Office of the State Fire MarshalOffice of the State Fire MarshalMisfeasance; mismanagement; gift ban
FY 201917-00724Ebonie DavisIllinois Department of Human RightsImproper secondary employment
FY 201917-00682Illinois Department of TransportationIllinois Department of TransportationRetaliation
FY 201917-00626Illinois Department of Central Management ServicesIllinois Department of Central Management ServicesProcurement violations
FY 201917-00403Yolanda VillaIllinois Department of Veterans’ AffairsImproper receipt of benefits
FY 201917-00402Bianca KellyIllinois Department of Human ServicesImproper receipt and use of benefits
FY 201917-00213Marlene Meriwether and John RogersIllinois Department of Employment SecurityMismanagement
FY 201917-00162Chicago Transit Authority, Thomas McKone, and Eric McKennieChicago Transit AuthorityImproper hiring; timekeeping violations; time abuse
FY 201916-02506Steve McKlainUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoGift ban; conflict of interest
FY 201915-02081Suzy Martin and James HernandezUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoBribery; official misconduct; gift ban; conflict of interest
FY 201914-01678Illinois Department of Agriculture and Cheryl BlumIllinois Department of AgricultureImproper hiring
FY 201817-00887Robert MillerChicago Transit AuthorityMisuse of agency computer; conduct unbecoming
FY 201817-00157Bobbi MercerIllinois Department of Human ServicesBenefits fraud; conduct unbecoming
FY 201817-00141Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and Amy WoodrumIllinois Department of Financial and Professional RegulationImproper hiring; misfeasance
FY 201816-01981Ronald BasenbergMetraFalsified employment application
FY 201816-00897Teresa Hursey, Mark Houston, and Felicia NorwoodIllinois Department of Healthcare and Family ServicesProcurement violations
FY 201816-00760Jesus MartinezCapital Development BoardTimekeeping violations
FY 201816-00712Daniel ThompsonIllinois Department of TransportationConflict of interest; misuse of State resources
FY 201816-00277Catherine HoughtbyIllinois Department on AgingTheft
FY 201815-02309George Sheldon, Igor Anderson, and Andrew FlachIllinois Department of Children and Family ServicesMismanagement; timekeeping violations; misuse of State vehicle; conflict of interest; procurement  violations
FY 201815-02180Office of the Governor, Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Terry Schierholz, Josh Potts, Deborah Hensey, and Michael HoffmanOfffice of the Governor, Illinois Department of Central Management ServicesMismanagement; improper hiring
FY 201815-01772Yolanda JonesIllinois Department of Human ServicesTimekeeping violations; falsified documents; fraud
FY 201815-01647Nickoilya BurksIllinois Department of Human ServicesFalsified records
FY 201815-01145Laura CampbellIllinois Department of TransportationImproper hiring; failure to cooperate
FY 201813-01358Gwendolyn Brewer and Larry GirtleyIllinois Department of Human ServicesImproper processing of benefits
FY 201716-00230Oak Park TownshipPaceFalsified records
FY 201716-00092Loretta Kidd and Illinois Environmental Protection AgencyIllinois Environmental Protection AgencyTime abuse; timekeeping violations; confict of interest; failure to inform agency; mismanagement
FY 201715-02236Robert Thorpe, Steve Young, Keith Spaniol Illinois Department of TransportationMisuse of State property;  time abuse; mismanagement
FY 201715-02184Yolanda Harper, Chereda HudsonChicago Transit AuthorityMisuse of agency resources
FY 201715-02105Roben HallIllinois Department of Human ServicesAgency policy violation
FY 201715-02091DeLores McClendon, Chicago Transit AuthorityChicago Transit AuthorityMisuse of agency resource; mismanagement
FY 201715-01333Illinois Department of Transportation and State Use CommitteeIllinois Department of TransportationProcurement violations
FY 201715-00855Tahnee WoodIllinois Department of Human ServicesTelephone and personal conduct policy violations
FY 201715-00700Tracey BrunoIllinois Department of Human ServicesAgency policy violation
FY 201715-00238Shelly ShevlinIllinois Department of TransportationImproper hiring; conflict of interest
FY 201714-02423Gregory BradshawIllinois Department of Children and Family ServicesImproper receipt of salary; violation of agency vehicle policies
FY 201714-01780Illinois Department of Human ServicesIllinois Department of Human ServicesMismanagement; failure to adequately monitor State funds
FY 201714-01497Antonio StewartIllinois Department of Employment SecurityMisuse of State computer; failure to cooperate; time abuse; timekeeping violations
FY 201714-01383Douglas Baker, Steven Cunningham, Celeste Latham, Doris Hooker DayNorthern Illinois UniversityImproper hiring; misuse of State funds
FY 201714-01146Lynne TurnerIllinois Department of Human RightsMisuse of State funds and resources
FY 201714-00592Bobbie WanzoIllinois Department of Human RightsMisuse of State funds
FY 201713-02003Tracy MixIllinois Department of TransportationFalsified record; failure to cooperate
FY 201713-01684DHS CaseworkerIllinois Department of Human ServicesFraud
FY 201713-01519Brad O'Halloran, Mike McCoyMetraImproper compensation
FY 201713-00561Irina KushnerovaFunding from Illinois Department of Human ServicesFraud; falsified records and statements
FY 201712-02052Debra MooreIllinois Department of Human ServicesFraud; conflict of interest
FY 201712-01390Seth Wilson, Harold Morgan, and Araceli De La CruzChicago Transit AuthorityImproper hiring; failure to cooperate; mismanagement
FY 201712-00194Beverly Anderson, Cynthia Pierce, Michelle Kury, Helen MarshFunding from Illinois Department of Human ServicesTimekeeping violations
FY 201711-00964John Shealey, Kevin McKeon, Andrew Casper, Robert Matthews, David Alcantar, Dimitrius Coleman, Sean Huber, Jerome Lockhart, Francois Mendez, Michael Piwcewicz, Joseph Huante, Robin Thorpe, Zenon McHugh, John GonzalezIllinois Department of TransportationFalsified records; time abuse; mismanagement
FY 201710-00342Marcellus BaileyIllinois Department of Human ServicesUnauthorized disclosure of confidential information; misuse of State computer; improper secondary employment; failure to cooperate
FY 201614-01975Trina DiggsIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201614-00800Kelly Woith, Anne CookIllinois State University
FY 201614-00421Laura Greene, Leon Dash, Nancy BlakeThe University of Illinois
FY 201613-02020, 13-02606Ken Durst, Illinois Department of Human ServicesIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201613-01578James LongIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201613-00436Wayne WatsonChicago State University
FY 201612-02223Scott HarroldIllinois Department of Corrections Parole Division
FY 201612-02216Gery ChicoIllinois State Board of Education
FY 201612-02148Tonya LokerIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201612-00339Jesus HerreraChicago Transit Authority
FY 201612-00314Chicago Transit Authority StaffChicago Transit Authority
FY 201612-00216Andre ToguemIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201611-01495Kwa MisterSouthern Illinois University-Edwardsville
FY 201611-00428Sabina Hernandez, Peter Gomez, Alma FloresIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201611-00069Illinois Department of Human ServicesIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201610-00016Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
FY 201514-00544Tricia ReimerIllinois State University
FY 201513-01848Laith El-TalabaniMetra Police Department
FY 201513-00740Shenequa CarterChicago Transit Authority
FY 201512-01729Anita ReikalasIllinois Department of Insurance
FY 201512-01662Laroddica WhiteIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201511-02230Kevin CavanaughIllinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
FY 201511-02202Isabella Gordon, Derrick Venton, Jill Parker, Dean ReadIllinois Department of Human Rights
FY 201511-02070William HelmIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201511-01567Ann Schneider, Gary Hanning, Matthew Hughes, Michael Woods, Jr. Illinois Department of Transportation
FY 201511-01032Metra Managers and StaffMetra
FY 201511-00696Deangelia BarnesIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201511-00290Tower of Refuge, Doris TurnerIllinois Department of Public Health
FY 201510-01308Jeri Gulli, Jimmie Miller, Reginald BookerIllinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
FY 201412-02289Tyrone CriderRegional Transportation Authority
FY 201412-02104Donnella Anderson-Watkins, Sammie WatkinsChicago Transit Authority
FY 201412-01980Anthony DudekChicago Transit Authority
FY 201412-01622Tom FolowellNorthern Illinois University
FY 201412-00848Angel ZapataChicago Transit Authority
FY 201412-00140George ReidIllinois Board of Higher Education
FY 201412-00039Denise CobbChicago Transit Authority
FY 201411-02060Mark MontgomeryIllinois Department of Corrections
FY 201411-00955Heidi ScottIllinois Department of Revenue
FY 201411-00952Elizabeth Sarmiento, Daniel Ojeda, Yazmin CruzIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201411-00693Robert SpenceIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201411-00621Charles DragerIllinois Department of Labor
FY 201411-00434Ruddy Ortiz, Maria LazicIllinois Department of Central Mangement Services
FY 201411-00384Derrick Venton, Toye Barfield, Vanessa Leon, Edward McCainnIllinois Department of Human Rights
FY 201411-00289, 11-01820Joel Campuzano, Ron PuccilloIllinois Department of of Financial and Professional Regulation
FY 201411-00106Holly Hall-HarbinIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201410-00649Clyde Redfield, Barbara PinderIllinois Department of Employment Security
FY 201410-00464Solomon OriaikhiIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201409-01147Linda Saterfield, Edmy Roman, Jumpstart Dual Language AcademyIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201408-00494 Toria JonesIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201312-01551Charles PartonIllinois Department of Juvenile Justice
FY 201312-00447John HastingsIllinois Department on Aging
FY 201312-00407Curtis ThompsonIllinois Department of Central Mangement Services
FY 201312-00199Andrew KillianIllinois Department of Children and Family Services
FY 201312-00038Lolita HargraveChicago Transit Authority
FY 201311-02080Derronald WardChicago Transit Authority
FY 201311-01879Ronald Smith, Christine RothwellDepartment of Juvenile Justice
FY 201311-01738Salvador Godinez, Jerry BuscherIllinois Department of Corrections
FY 201311-01130Corey WellsIllnois Department of Transportation
FY 201311-00517Mark Pruitt, Kristene CallantaIllinois Power Agency
FY 201311-00497Tyrone Finley, Mae ClevelandIllinois Department of Central Mangement Services
FY 201311-00391Adam Levinson, James Schmidt, Midwest FoodsUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
FY 201311-00323, 11-01146Veronica Brown, Jamila Matthews, Donna DaltonGovernor's Office of Citizen Action
FY 201311-00189LaJanice SandersonIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201310-00929Sherry JohnsonIllinois Workers' Compensation Commission
FY 201310-00790Bridget Devlin, Pamela Eicken, Tina Dye, James JarockiIllinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
FY 201310-00096Kenneth HannahIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201309-01120Deyon Dean, Ivonne SambolinIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201309-00911Nick KanellopolousIllinois Department of Central Mangement Services
FY 201309-00715David Phelps, Danny Clayton, Carrie Nelsen, Mary Lamie, Mark WorkmanIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201309-00711Leslie OliverIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201309-00681Margarita LopezIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201211-01196Robert CouchIllinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
FY 201211-01052Jimmie MillerIllinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
FY 201211-00855Dorian JonesIllinois Department of Public Health
FY 201211-00125Joseph Trickey, Pradeep Vincent D'Silva, Jason RochonNorthern Illinois University
FY 201210-01591Anthony HawkinsIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201210-01246Robert MileurIllinois Environmental Protection Agency
FY 201210-01182Erwin McEwen, Yvonne Harris, Darlene Cannon, Frances Elbert, Daniel FitzgeraldIllinois Department of Children and Family Services
FY 201210-01167Alvin ForbesIllinois Department of Human Rights
FY 201210-01026Robert SchmalholzIllinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
FY 201210-00832Tressa HoffmanIllinois Department of Natural Resources
FY 201210-00605Michael StoutIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201210-00438Harry ElstonIllinois Emergency Management Agency
FY 201210-00381Michael StoutIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201210-00336Diane HopkinsIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201210-00323Vinod GuptaIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201210-00259Assyrian National Council of IllinoisFunding from Illinois Department on Aging
FY 201210-00257Mary Alice StouffeIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201210-00228Lawrence StoneState Employees Retirement Systems
FY 201210-00167Gladys MunizIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201210-00166Antonio JonesIllinois Department of Corrections
FY 201210-00134Darrell RossWestern Illinois University
FY 201210-00100Medesa Dickerson, Pamela Clay-Wilson, Dawn LagaIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201210-00095Normajean Niebur, Bobbie FultsUniversity of Illinois-Springfield
FY 201210-00043Daniel Reardon, James CraneIllinois Department of Corrections
FY 201210-00008Lee A. ColemanIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201209-01090Brian AdamsIllinois Department of Juvenile Justice
FY 201209-00127Cynthia JoinerIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201208-01116Illinois Department of TransportationIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201208-00687Eric KnuthEastern Illinois University
FY 201208-00310Jordan Litvak, Robert Vyverberg, Patrick Knepler, Lorrie Rickman-JonesIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201110-01004James GrahamIllinois Department of Corrections
FY 201110-00140Mya ClementsUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
FY 201110-00078William YaegerIllinois Department of Revenue
FY 201110-00009James McDanielIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201109-01265Vanessa GrahamIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201109-01006Terence MitchellIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201109-00860Jaime ViteriIllinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
FY 201109-00809Patricia HopperIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201109-00772James CockrellIllinois Capital Development Board
FY 201109-00672Deborah BennettIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201109-00654Benjamin MacarthyIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201109-00645Wilmer CaraballoIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201109-00508Scott FloodIllinois Department of Natural Resources
FY 201109-00406Rebecca MunizIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201109-00402Troy McMillanIllinois Department of Employment Security
FY 201108-01028Douglas White, Greg Alt, JoEllen BahnsenIllinois State University
FY 201108-00959Darrin RileyIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201108-00871John GranaIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201108-00705Carlos Kraus, Kerrie PetzoIllinois Office of Internal Audits
FY 201108-00249Charles McClendonIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201009-00598David RobertsIllinois Department Human Services
FY 201009-00419Ryan McLeanIllinois Department of Transportation
FY 201009-00294Tamara Hoffman, Barry MaramIllinois Healthcare and Family Services
FY 201008-01132Donald BlairIllinois Department of Human Services
FY 201008-00994Emilio HernandezIllinois Department of Employment Security
FY 201008-00994David MorrisIllinois Department of Employment Security
FY 201008-00962Nicole ArgueIllinois Department of Human Services