Counties & Municipalities Soon Will Have to Post Management Letters & Audits; Could Junior Colleges Be Next?

Having passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly unanimously, House Bill 5503 seems headed to the statue books. Sponsored by State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Rochelle) and State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Wheaton), the bill will require county governments to make … Continue reading

When an “External” Audit Is an “Internal” Audit

If the Federal government audits a grant given to the State of Illinois, wouldn’t you consider than an “external” audit? How about when the Illinois Auditor General was auditing all the RTA contracts with providers of mass transportation? Would you … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Hiding Audit of Senior Bus Services

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer conducted an audit of the grant to the Nunda Township Road Commissioner for Senior Bus Service. Since County government was responsible for awarding the money, it seems appropriate that the Auditor should see if it … Continue reading

TAG Releases Letter from Auditor who Examined 708 Board Audit

Yesterday the Ethics and Compliance Committee of the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board held a meeting to consider, among other things, “FOLLOW UP ON TAG’S AUDIT AND RECONCILIATION – NEXT STEPS – FOR DISCUSSION” I wanted to post the … Continue reading

Twice as Much Time Spent on MCC Management Letter, which College Won’t Release, as on Audit

As background, I served on the Legislative Audit Commission during my eight years in the Illinois House in the 1970′s.  I have read literally hundreds of management letters. They contained what auditors have found that needs improvement in various agencies. … Continue reading