City worker sent sexually explicit emails on the job, watchdog reports

Office of the Inspector General

CHICAGO — A city worker sent more than 50 sexually explicit emails during the workday from a city computer over three months, the city’s watchdog announced Wednesday.

But the Department of Planning and Development employee — who was not identified in Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s quarterly report released Wednesday — will not be fired, the report said.

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While city officials initially moved to fire the employee, that punishment was changed to a 90-day suspension without pay after the employee filed a response to the charges. The union representing the employee has requested an arbitration hearing regarding the suspension, and that is scheduled to take place this spring.

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