County Board Votes to Continue Hiding Audit Results

I was off to a luncheon before the McHenry County Board voted on whether to make public an audit performed by the office of McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer, so I didn’t hear the discussion. I did get the 14-8 … 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

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

McHenry County College Won’t Reveal Management Faults

Most of what outside auditors do is pretty dry. Having served on the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission, I’ve read enough of them. The real interesting stuff is in the Management Letter. When I saw McHenry County College Board Agenda for … Continue reading