A Chicago violence prevention program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn was so hastily organized and sloppily executed that auditors questioned 40 percent of the expenditures claimed by service providers, an audit released Tuesday found.
Illinois budget deficit skyrocketed to almost $44 billion, the worst in the nation, the state’s auditor said in report released this week.
The state’s Department of Human Services has come under fire from the Illinois auditor general, who found the department isn’t doing enough to ensure the eligibility of those on Medicaid, welfare and children’s health insurance programs.
The way the accounting systems for Illinois government work – or don’t work – has some lawmakers up in arms.