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How (Not) To Get Audited

It’s time to talk taxes: 1099 forms have gone out and you should be organizing your paperwork and getting ready to pay the taxman.


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What Triggers an IRS Tax Audit?

The odds of an audit can increase substantially depending on your income, types of income, deduction amount and changes you have made since filing your last tax return.


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Mayor Orders Audit Of Parking Meter Deal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an independent audit of the controversial $1.15 billion parking meter lease, to determine whether the city is being overcharged.


Audit Reveals Disorganization At Forest Preserve District

An audit of the Cook County Forest Preserve District found employees without clear job descriptions, duplicating tasks and working without the proper equipment.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

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Audit Slams Management At Forest Preserve District

The Cook County Forest Preserve District is the subject of a highly critical audit to be made public Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

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Preckwinkle Fires County Comptroller After Audit

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says it was more a matter of negligence than anything criminal that led her to fire of the county comptroller.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2011

Toni Preckwinkle chairs her first Cook County Board meeting

Preckwinkle: County Departments Haven’t Performed At Their Best

Top Cook County officials say they are using new methods to measure how well—and how efficiently—county government is working.

WBBM Newsradio–06/16/2011

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Audit: IDOT Failed To Keep Track Of Employee Pay

The Illinois Department of Transportation didn’t keep adequate track of employee pay during the 2010 fiscal year, and it’s keeping quiet about what’s being done to fix the problem.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2011

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Audit: City Failed To Track, Replace Sick Trees

A 2-1/2 year audit, timed to coincide with Arbor Day, found that the City of Chicago may have lost nearly $500,000 by failing to track which of its newly-planted trees were ailing, and seeking replacements.

WBBM Newsradio–04/29/2011

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State Audit Slams College Illinois Overseers

An audit released Thursday of the College Illinois prepaid tuition program slammed the state agency overseeing the program.


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Two Reports Conclude Metra’s Pagano Acted Alone

Two newly-completed reports to Metra’s board of directors concluded that the commuter rail agency’s late executive director was secretive, managed in an inconsistent style, used his authority to circumvent controls and benefit himself and chosen subordinates — but was an autocratic lone wolf.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2011

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RTA Finds Fraud In Free Rides For Seniors Program

Passes giving free rides to seniors on Chicago area buses and trains are, in some cases, being used to rip off the system. And the cash-strapped RTA is hopping mad. CBS 2’s Mike Parker says all the fuss could help lead to the program’s demise.

CBS 2–11/30/2010

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Audit Finds Chicago Firefighters Falsified Mileage Claims

More than 80 firefighters assigned to the Chicago Fire Department’s scandal-scarred Fire Prevention Bureau are under internal investigation for allegedly falsifying mileage.


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Metra Pay Policies Hit In Audit

CHICAGO (WBBM) — A review of executive compensation policies at Metra under the late Executive Director Phil Pagano found that top executives disregarded rules that applied to those outside the executive suite. Newsradio 780’s Bob […]

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010