Wednesday McHenry County Blog ran a piece entitled, “Should Misdeeds Uncovered by Internal Audits Be Made Public?”
There has apparently been double billing for providing dental care to Veterans.
Both the Veterans department and the County Health Department have been billed, I understand.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s Office has all the relevant Health Department records.
No indictment has been handed down.
McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer has conducted an internal audit that she refused to release pursuant to a Freedom of Information request.
She cited an exemption for such audits found in state law.
Thursday a resolution that would have allowed the County Board to release the audit to the public was considered.
By a vote of 3-2 the resolution was tabled and kept in committee so the County Board could not (would not have to) vote upon it.
Voting against transparency were
- Mike Skala (Chairman)
- Jim Heisler
- Larry Smith
Vote for release of the document were
- Yvonne Barnes
- Nick Provenzano
Two members were absent:
- Mary McCann
- Chuck Wheeler