Ilinois Review on Auditor General
A May 5 editorial in the Illinois Review offers an interesting perspective about repeated requests to Auditor General Frank Mautino to explain about some suspect expenditures listed on his now-closed campaign war chest.
Excerpts from the editorial: It has been 100 days since a group of Illinois lawmakers called for newly-appointed Auditor General Frank Mautino to explain suspect expenditures listed on his now-closed campaign war chest.
State Senator Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) had raised concerns about Mautino's filings in February when the Ottawa Times and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald newspapers wrote about questions surrounding campaign account transactions when Mautino served as a State Representative.
“I was the only member of the Legislative Audit Commission to vote against recommending then-Representative Mautino’s appointment to the Auditor General position, even though we all knew the ‘Illinois fix’ was in for Madigan's guy. We had interviewed another very highly qualified candidate for the position who I believed should have been recommended as well.”
Read the entire editorial at the Illinois Review.