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The Search Is On For New Illinois Auditor General

State of Illinois

The search for a new state Auditor General has begun in earnest. 

The Auditor General serves as Illinois governments' top internal investigator. It's a job that Bill Holland has held for more than two decades.

But last month, he announced he's stepping down.

A bipartisan legislative commission says it's accepting applications for his replacement. At his retirement announcement, Holland gave his view of the desired skills set:

"The state auditing act demands, or suggests, that the person who holds the office of Auditor General should be experienced in government auditing or financial management; or - or - government operation or knowledgeable about state government," Holland said.

Applications and resumes are due by August 19th. The commission will ultimately recommend its pick; a super-majority of legislators in each chamber then need to give their consent.

Already, one high-profile candidate has put his name out there: Rep. Frank Mautino, a Bureau County Democrat.

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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