With the Chicago Cubs advancing to the World Series for the first time in over 70 years, aldermen spent a majority of Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s budget hearing griping about a new ethics rule barring them accepting face-value tickets to any of the home games from the team. Even though it was the Board of Ethics who drafted the advisory ethics rule, not the Inspector General, Ferguson was left holding the bag, sounding like a broken record as he continuously told aldermen that he had no part in drafting the rules, and he had no opinion on them.

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