Illinois Auditor General News

Mautino's wife arrested for beating up woman at bar; Told police she'd do it again

By Record News | Jun 4, 2018

SPRING VALLEY – Lena Alfano, wife of Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino, shoved a woman out of a bar and held her down on a sidewalk until a friend of the victim pushed Alfano off, according to police.

State Board of Elections must hear Mautino allegations of misspending

By Ann Maher | May 23, 2018

The Fourth District Appellate Court on Tuesday ruled that the Illinois State Board of Elections must revisit allegations that embattled Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino's campaign committee made more than $200,000 in illegal payments while he served as a state representative, according to a press release from the Liberty Justice Center.

Edgar County Watchdogs file suit in connection with Mautino investigation

By Jon Campisi | Aug 1, 2017

It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since an Illinois good government group raised eyebrows over questionable campaign spending by the state’s auditor general, and now the organization is suing over Auditor General Frank Mautino’s failure to respond to records requests.

'Frank, you're still here? We thought you'd gone to jail'

By The Madison County Record | May 4, 2017

We don't know if anyone has actually said that to embattled state Auditor General Frank Mautino, but we suspect a few people have been tempted to do so.

House members call for Mautino’s resignation after failure to respond to allegations of misuse of campaign funds

By Andrew Burger | Aug 8, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino again has failed to respond to questions from state legislators regarding federal and state investigations into allegations he misused campaign funds while serving as a state representative.

Watchdog says GOP lawmakers will call for Mautino's resignation

By Russell Boniface | May 27, 2016

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

By LocalLabs News Service | May 19, 2016

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.

Group connected to Madigan, Emanuel sues to block redistricting amendment from ballot

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 13, 2016

An attorney connected to powerful Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan has filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court to block a referendum from landing on the ballot, which would ask Illinois voters to reform the way Illinois creates the legislative districts from which state lawmakers are elected.

Rep. Kay calls for embattled Auditor General to resign

By Karen Kidd | Apr 14, 2016

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

By Karen Kidd | Mar 10, 2016

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

By Karen Kidd | Feb 6, 2016

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. 

Newly appointed Illinois Auditor General leaves behind questionable campaign disclosure reports

By The Madison County Record | Jan 26, 2016

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.

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