There's no way to know whether the high-profile wellness program Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel put inplace for city employees is actually working, wrote the city’sInspector General Joe Ferguson in an advisory expressing skepticismover the program and its costs.

The city does not “track or measure” the program, known as"Chicago Lives Healthy," which it pays American Healthways Services$3 million a year to manage, the report says. Because no one knowswhether the program has spurred city employees to exercise moreoften, stop smoking or eat healthier, the city has no sense of whether the$10 million it has spent on the initiative since 2012 has helpedrein in health care costs, according to the advisory.

The allegation is particularly salient in the Windy City, whichhas had to face painful budget cuts to avert fiscal disaster inrecent years. The city currently faces a $754 million shortfall aswell as $30 billion in pension liabilities, reports the ChicagoSun-Times.

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