The state's inspector general has found mismanagement on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's office for improper hiring. 

Jeff Roberson / AP Photo


The Cook County Jail is no longer under federal monitoring after a federal judge lifted a consent decree.

The Illinois agency that deals with hearing loss issues is getting criticism from groups who deal with deaf people, saying its wasting hundreds of thousands of state dollars through weak leadership and oversight.  Critics of the Springfield-based Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission launched an online petition this summer that calls for the group to listen to the community's needs and make systematic changes.

District 150 drafts plan to better monitor spending, travel

Aug 10, 2015

The Peoria Public School board is drafting a policy that would change how purchases and employee travel are approved. The move comes as some board members express concern over recent trips to out-of-state conferences.

The policy would require varying levels of consent for purchases, depending on the size of the expenditure being written off. Board member Rick Cloyd calls the draft “a cleanup” of how the district’s purchases are currently reviewed and carried out.

The Woodford County Board chairman had some tough words for Tazewell County during Thursday’s commission meeting.