Chicago building inspector put on paid leave
An inquiry by the Chicago Tribune led to a shakeup in the city’s buildings department. According to the paper, building inspector Mark Garrett, 48, did not have a valid license—a requirement for city building inspectors—shortly after the city hired him in 1996. As a result, he was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation including $6,000 in parking violation fines. Buildings Commissioner Stan Kaderbek said Monday he has demanded more than 200 department inspectors’ proof of valid driver’s licenses and auto-insurance polices.