State News
4:34 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Audit finds over $300,000 was paid for services to dead people

Credit Peoria Public Radio

A report from the state auditor's office has found more than $321,000 was paid for services to dead people through a program in the Illinois Department of Aging. 

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4:55 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Frerichs talks audit findings in Peoria stop

Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs says his office is prepared to make changes following an independent review from an outside accounting firm. The review found a paid internship program improperly gave positions to young people with political connections.  Frerichs says his office will still offer internships, but is scrapping the previous program:

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State News
5:01 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Treasurer intern, scholarship program need fixing

The state treasurer says an independent review of his office has found problems with an internship program and a college scholarship program that needs a complete overhaul.

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State News
4:13 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

NIU employee improperly reimbursed $32K for travel

  The new finance boss at Northern Illinois University says he's looking into what the school should do after a state audit found a temporary employee was improperly reimbursed $32,000 for travel.

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State News
1:54 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

SIU on financial warning list

SIU Administrators say a delay in reporting to the U.S. Department of Education has landed them on a financial warning list, but they’re hopeful they’ll be off that list soon.   

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State News
2:44 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Illinois to sell vehicles not oft-used in House proposal

State vehicles that don't get much use are on the chopping block in a proposal in the Illinois House.

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State News
11:04 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Illinois Treasurer-elect wants office audit

Illinois' next state treasurer says he plans to run an audit of his new office after he's sworn in on Monday.

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State News
6:56 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Horse racing at state fairs again impeded by budget cuts.

Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer. 

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State News
4:45 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Subpoenas sent to five former members of anti-violence program

Subpoenas are going out to five former members of Governor Pat Quinn's administration who were involved with his plagued anti-violence program. But two other insiders will not be served.

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1:56 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

State auditors to oversee Charter Oak ISAT testing

The Illinois State Board of Education is asking a contracted-auditor to oversee annual testing at District 150 Charter Oak Primary School. State board spokeswoman Mary Fergus says most schools are chosen randomly for overseeing how the I-SAT test is given. But Fergus says the current investigation into testing irregularities at Charter Oak prompted the state board to specifically ask that the school be observed.  ISAT testing is currently underway in the district, and ends March 14th. 

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