About the Office
The Honorable Dorothy Brown created the Office of the Inspector General in 2003 under
the guidelines of the Cook County Inspector General's Ordinance. The purpose of the office
is to receive and investigate complaints of fraud, waste, mismanagement, abuse and misconduct
by employees of the Clerk's Office.
The Honorable Dorothy Brown appointed Mary Melchor as the Inspector
General of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in September 2005. Ms. Melchor, an
attorney, also holds an M.B.A. in
Management and an M.S. in Special Education.
The Inspector General's Office consists of the Inspector General, the Investigations Department and the Audit Services Department.
The Inspector General oversees all investigative reports and audits submitted for review.
All HOTLINE calls will come in directly to the Inspector General. All Online Complaints will be handled directly
by the Inspector General. The Inspector General
can be reached directly at 312-603-0464.
The Investigations Department conducts thorough investigations on complaints of infractions to the rules and regulations of the Clerk's Office as
well as customer complaints of misconduct.
The Audit Services Department reviews and monitors the recording of legal documents in the official court docket of the Clerk's Office and conducts financial and operational efficiency audits.