Frank Mautino

Illinois lawmakers have been unable to come together on a state budget but they did reach a significant bipartisan agreement today.  Illinois' current Auditor General Bill Holland is retiring at the end of the year.  Legislators on both sides of the aisle have agreed that Frank Mautino should replace him.

The search for Illinois' next Auditor General has been narrowed to a field of four. That includes a pair of state lawmakers, both Democratic members of the Illinois House: Frank Mautino of Spring Valley and Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook. 

The sponsor of a plan that would allow a video gambling corporation to monitor games across Illinois says he expects a final vote by the end of the week. Illinois issues a contract with a private company to make sure video gambling games follow state guidelines. State law currently prevents a game manufacturer from filling that role. But Representative Frank Mautino says Scientific Games, a national gaming corporation, submitted the bid before that law went into effect.