Chicago water dept. official put on leave

February 18, 2010 4:48:58 AM PST
Tom Talley, the city's deputy water management commissioner, has reportedly been put on administrative leave. .

The city's inspector general's office recommends Talley be fired for a variety of reasons. The allegations include ordering employees to perform unauthorized work, preferential treatment of employees and mismanagement of funds.

Talley has five days to respond to the allegations against him.