17 PAGE ANTI-IMMIGRATION FEMME — MANIFESTO ONLINE. IN THE MANIFESTO, HE CLAIMS HE HAD BEEN PLANNING THE ATTACK FOR TWO YEARS. THE CITY OF CHICAGO ACCUSES A SOUTHSIDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF FRAUD AND BANDS THEM FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY. CBS2’S TO MAKE THIS WILL — TIM MCNICHOLAS IS LIVE IN SOUTH CHICAGO AND HAS BEEN DIGGING INTO THE STORY FOR DAYS. REPORTER: THE SOUTH CHICAGO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE STATES ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE THAT IT WORKS TO STRENGTHEN BUSINESSES IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT THE CITY OF CHICAGO INSPECTOR GENERAL SAID THE CHAMBER STRUGGLES TO KEEP UP AND CONTROL ITS OWN FINANCES AND THE BAN WENT INTO EFFECT LAST MONTH BUT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SAID THE PROBLEM STARTED YEARS AGO AGO. WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 16 YEARS. BERNARD SHANNON IS PROUD TO RUN A BUSINESS HERE ON SOUTH COMMERCIAL AVENUE. WHAT HE IS NOT PROUD OF IS THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AFTER LEARNING OF IT STANDING WITH THE CITY. I DID NOT EXPECT THIS. IT’S LIKE YOU THREW ME A CURVEBALL HERE. THE CHAMBER WAS AT ONE TIME ON GOOD TERMS WITH THE CITY. FOR 2015, THE CHAMBER PARTNERED WITH THE CITY TO MANAGE A SPECIAL SERVICE AREA, OR AN AREA WHERE PEOPLE PAY HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES TO FUND BUSINESS FRIENDLY PROGRAMS LIKE BEAUTIFICATION AND PROMOTIONAL EVENTS. BUT CBS2 OBTAINED THIS INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT THAT STATES CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS SOMEHOW GOT ACCESS TO SPECIAL SERVICE AREA CHECKS AND FORGED THE SIGNATURE OF THE COMMISSIONER APPOINTED BY THE CITY. WE REALLY HAVE TWO AND THREE LEVELS OF FRAUD ALL PILED UP. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL JOE FERGUSON SAYS HE THEN DEPOSITED THREE CHECKS DEPOSITING MORE THAN $5700 INTO A BANK ACCOUNT WITH THE HELP OF A FRIEND THAT WORKED AT A BANK. IT SHOULD BE FRUSTRATING FOR THE PUBLIC AND ESPECIALLY THE TAXPAYERS THAT THIS SORT OF STUFF CAN GO ON, ESPECIALLY IN RELATION TO OBSCURE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE NOT EVEN AWARE OF. FERGUSON SET OTHERS LEARNED OF THE ALLEGED FORGERY AND IN THE MONEY WAS PAID BACK USING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FUNDS. WE WENT TO THE ADDRESS THAT THE CHAMBER LISTS ONLINE — ONLINE AND FOUND A CAGE AND LOCKED THE DOOR. IT WAS SET OVER THE PHONE LAST NIGHT THAT THE ALLEGATIONS WERE FALSE AND THE CHAMBER WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH THE CITY. THERE WAS NO COMMENT WHEN ASKED IF THE CHAMBER IS STILL FUNCTIONING. ANOTHER ORGANIZATION NOW MANAGES THE LOCAL SPECIAL SERVICE AREA. WILL HE FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES? THAT IS A CALL TO THE STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE TO DETERMINE. REPORTER: FERGUSON SAYS THE MAN’S FRIEND THAT WORKED AT THE BANK IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES AND SAYS THE LIFETIME BAN DID NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL LAST MONTH BECAUSE HIS OFFICE HAD TO WORK WITH THE STATE’S