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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. 

Frerichs talks audit findings in Peoria stop

Apr 29, 2015

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:

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.

  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.

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.   

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

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

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. 

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.

State auditors to oversee Charter Oak ISAT testing

Mar 7, 2014

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. 

Riverfront Museum finances in question

Apr 17, 2013

The Peoria Riverfront Museum plans to comply with its contractual obligation to provide financial data to the county. So says museum president Jim Richerson.  County staff say the museum is months overdue in providing last fiscal year’s audit and other tax forms. Richerson says the audit from last fiscal year isn’t finished because it involves the colossal transition from Lakeview to the new organization that complicates the finances. Some close to the situation say the museum is running a monthly operating deficit. Richerson says he cannot answer that: