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Want To Be Illinois' Next Auditor General? Apply Now

William Holland was first appointed as auditor general in 1992.
Lane Christiansen

The search for a new state Auditor General has begun in earnest.

The Auditor General serves as Illinois governments' top internal investigator. It's a job that Bill Holland has held for more than two decades. But last month, he announced he's stepping down.

Abipartisan legislative commission says it's accepting applications for his replacement.

"The state auditing act demands, or suggests, that the person who holds the office of Auditor General should be experienced in government auditing or financial management; or - or - government operation or knowledgeable about state government," Holland said at his retirement announcement.

Thinking of putting your name in? Applications and resumes are due by Aug.19.

The commission will ultimately recommend its pick; a super-majority of legislators in each chamber then need to give their consent.

Already, one high-profile candidate has put his name out there: Rep. Frank Mautino, a Bureau County Democrat.

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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