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Commission needs continued auditing

Monday, January 31, 2011
Daily Herald

In the past week, we've commented on the ongoing efforts at Metra and the Illinois tollway to move forward after financial improprieties (Metra) or controversial management policies (the tollway) that led to the creation or proposal of inspector general positions for both agencies.

Today, we comment on another public entity that proved it also needs help in properly managing taxpayers' dollars - the DuPage Water Commission.

As staff writer Jake Griffin's story elsewhere in today's paper and on dailyherald.com details, the commission's financial bungling has led to a $2 million cleanup cost. And there remain concerns whether the current commission can improve its operations moving forward...


DuPage board flushes taxpayer money

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sun-Times

Who says government isn't as riveting as reality TV? Not me.

Not when I can attend a meeting of the DuPage County Water Commission, as I did Thursday night to see for myself how mismanagment, incompetence, and a lack of concern for tax payers' money plagues every corner of Illinois...