Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of the Inspector General of the Office (OIG) of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County (Clerk’s Office) is to detect, deter, and prevent corruption, fraud, waste, mismanagement, and misconduct in the operation of the Clerk’s Office with integrity, independence, and professionalism. The OIG conducts investigations and issues findings and recommendations to the Clerk’s Office Court Operations, Labor Relations, and Human Resources departments. The OIG also investigates potential criminal violations involving the conduct of Clerk’s Office employees acting in their official capacities and refers such matters for prosecution. The OIG is a fact-finding office and cannot dictate a legal or an administrative outcome.