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Watchdog says GOP lawmakers will call for Mautino's resignation

Russell Boniface May 27, 2016, 8:18am

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino is currently facing a federal investigation after questions arose over his campaign spending during his 24-year tenure as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Report: Mautino facing federal investigation over questionable campaign spending

The Madison County Record May 19, 2016, 6:36pm

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino is facing a federal investigation related to campaign finances, according to a statement his spokesman released to several news outlets today.

Rep. Kay calls for embattled Auditor General to resign

Karen Kidd Apr. 14, 2016, 1:42pm

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) said that it's time for the embattled Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino to step down in light of his "dogged refusal to answer questions" about prior campaign finances.

Answers still needed from Mautino on campaign expenditures, Rep. Kay says

Karen Kidd Mar. 10, 2016, 2:12pm

Illinois' embattled Auditor General Frank Mautino's decision to hire an attorney rather than answer questions about prior campaign expenditures has slowed down getting those answers but can't stop it, a state representative said during a recent interview.

State rep calls for investigation into Mautino's campaign finances

Karen Kidd Feb. 6, 2016, 9:44am

Following reports of questionable campaign expenditures of newly appointed Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino, one state representative is calling for an investigation. State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) said "there is no question" that campaign finances of the former state representative need to be examined. 

Frank Mautino not qualified to be Auditor General

The Madison County Record Feb. 2, 2016, 3:19pm

The Internal Revenue Service in recent years may have given audits a bad name, but audits are actually a good thing.

Newly appointed Illinois Auditor General leaves behind questionable campaign disclosure reports

The Madison County Record Jan. 26, 2016, 6:00pm

SPRINGFIELD – As former state representative Frank Mautino advances to Illinois Auditor General, he leaves behind campaign disclosure reports likely to raise questions for any auditor.

Illinois needs term limits

Jim Long Oct. 20, 2015, 2:09pm

Polls have shown that vast majorities of citizens on both sides of the political aisle back term limits for their elected officials.

Dems fail to override bargaining bill veto; GOP stays united, effort falls three votes short

Mark Fitton Sep. 3, 2015, 6:29am

SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on Wednesday came up three votes short in their attempt to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the “no strike-no lockout” or interest arbitration bill. Although knowing the attendance put him one Democrat shy of his full 71 members present — the same number of votes needed for a successful override attempt — House Speaker Michael Madigan let the vote roll forward. Backers of Senate Bill 1229 put up 67 votes in the House when the bill originally passed.