Video of the Dec 14, 2011 Edgar County Board Meeting is below.
I find it quite telling, the lengths that our county board will go to in order to prevent an audit of the ETS Board. This particular entity of the county government has not been audited since inception – over 12 years ago.
It is time to perform that audit, and the audits of the offices of the State’s Attorney, Sheriff, and County Clerk – as state law requires:
(30 ILCS 5/) Illinois State Auditing Act.
1. Statute requires that the County Board shall cause an audit of all funds and accounts of a county official as soon as possible after a public official leaves office for any reason – a post defacto examination of all books, documents, records, or other evidence relating to the obligation, receipt, expenditure or use of public funds of the county.
2. This shall be filed no later than 6 months after the official leaves office.
The refusal to audit, and the continued extraordinary efforts employed to prevent an audit, begs me to ask: What are you trying to hide? Who are you covering for?
In closing, I will leave you with these two gems:
(50 ILCS 310/4)(from Ch. 85, par. 704)
Sec. 4. Overdue report.
(a) If the required report for a governmental unit is not filed with the Comptroller in accordance with Section 2 or Section 3, whichever is applicable, within 6 months after the close of the fiscal year of the governmental unit, the Comptroller shall notify the governing body of that unit in writing that the report is due and may also grant a 60 day extension for the filing of the audit report. If the required report is not filed within the time specified in such written notice, the Comptroller shall cause an audit to be made by a licensed public accountant, and the governmental unit shall pay to the Comptroller actual compensation and expenses to reimburse him for the cost of preparing or completing such report.
Ref: the Pekin Mayor and Credit Card Abuse:
2. Because this type of misuse of municipal funds or credit has now been characterized as criminal conduct, any action by other village officials or employees to cover up or aid another official(s) or employee(s) who is engaged in similar conduct may be considered to be aiding and abetting a crime pursuant to the Illinois Criminal Code. If a misuse of municipal funds or credit is discovered, the matter should be turned over to the county state’s attorney and the local police department or an outside law enforcement agency for investigation.
Public Session starts at 32:18 in the video.