After aldermen refused to expand his power to investigate them last week, the City Council’s inspector general said it was a sign that aldermen still are not ready for reform.

But there’s little evidence that legislative I.G. Faisal Khan and his small band of minions have the ability to do anything meaningful to help clean up the City Hall cesspool.

Khan’s office easily could generate some bad publicity for council members looking for new four-year terms in February from voters in an anti-incumbent mood.

Yet, despite the hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars that the cash-strapped city has paid to Khan personally, the office has not been involved in any cases resulting in state or federal criminal charges against an alderman or a council staff member. . . .READ MORE