Comptroller http://peoriapublicradio.org en Should Illinois combine treasurer, comptroller offices? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/should-illinois-combine-treasurer-comptroller-offices <div>Illinois lawmakers have long debated whether to combine the offices of comptroller and treasurer. Both candidates for treasurer are competing to one-up each other over whether the office should even exist. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:50:51 +0000 Lee Strubinger 22571 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Should Illinois combine treasurer, comptroller offices? Dixon approves $40 million settlement for embezzlement case http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dixon-approves-40-million-settlement-embezzlement-case <p></p><div>The city of Dixon’s financial woes were eased significantly Wednesday. The City Council approved a $40 million settlement with auditors and a bank for their roles in allowing former comptroller Rita Crundwell to embezzle millions over two decades. &nbsp;The city’s former auditor, Clifton-Larson-Allen, will pay the bulk of the out-of-court settlement. Former auditor Sam Card and Fifth Third Bank will also pay into the deal. Dixon Mayor Jim Burke is thrilled with the outcome, but adds that the city will never make up for the nearly $54 million Crundwell stole:</div><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:10:12 +0000 Guy Stephens 12485 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dixon approves $40 million settlement for embezzlement case City of Dixon works to restore public trust http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-dixon-works-restore-public-trust <p>It’s been more than a year since the city of Dixon was rocked by the Rita Crundwell scandal. The former comptroller is serving a federal prison term for embezzling more than 50-million dollars from city coffers. With court proceedings on the back-burner, the community is debating how to move forward with a form of government aimed at restoring public trust. Illinois Public Radio's Mike Moen has more:</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:56:20 +0000 Mike Moen 11495 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City of Dixon works to restore public trust IL Comptroller pledges quicker nonprofit payments http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-comptroller-pledges-quicker-nonprofit-payments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Comptroller Judy </span>Baar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Topinka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is creating an advisory council to help non-profit groups receive state payments in a more timely fashion. </span>Topinka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> visited the Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria yesterday to talk with non-profit human service groups about the state’s financial condition. She says her office is now paying bills from June </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a shorter delay than usual. But </span>Topinka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says its still within the first month of the state’s new fiscal year. She says by fall and into the holiday season, the payment delay gap could get larger:</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 04:34:07 +0000 Tanya Koonce 8920 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Comptroller pledges quicker nonprofit payments