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Munster school finances prove Rush right

Due to a special audit, Munster citizens suddenly learned their school corporation is $8.3 million in the red and they've gone backward $700,000 just since January. Wow! What's to be done?

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Former school employee charged with theft

HAMMOND | A former food service manager at Valparaiso High School has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of theft.

July 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Democrats cooperate with probe of Quinn's program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | In a potential election-year embarrassment for Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois Democrats said Wednesday that they'll continue cooperating with a legislative review of his $55 million anti-violence program, which a key Republican called a "shameless, useless waste of taxpayer dollars."

May 28, 2014 4:03 pm

State audit uncovers theft of Valpo schools lunch funds

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso schools was forced to change its procedures for accounting for money collected under a federally funded lunch program after an audit by the State Board of Accounts revealed a former employee allegedly took $37,750 for personal use over a period of about a year.

May 03, 2014 9:50 am

State auditors investigating Griffith elementary school

GRIFFITH | The Indiana State Board of Accounts has not released an audit of Eldon Ready Elementary School in the Griffith Public Schools pending further investigation.

April 07, 2014 8:45 pm

State releases audit report on Lighthouse schools

GARY | No glaring errors were reported in a state audit of three Lake County schools operated by Lighthouse Academies of Indiana Inc.

March 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Ex-Hammond city clerk employee ordered to repay money

HAMMOND | A former city clerk official will be required to repay more than $11,000 to Hammond City Court and the state.

March 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage passes state audit with few concerns

PORTAGE | The State Board of Account's audit of the city's 2012 books showed a few issues that have already been addressed.

December 15, 2013 6:30 pm

Audit finds more bond payments weren't deposited

MERRILLVILLE | State auditors have determined the amount of Merrillville Town Court bond payments that weren't deposited between 2006 and 2011 is larger than first reported.

November 19, 2013 5:45 pm

Pence names new state examiner

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appointed Paul Joyce director of the State Board of Accounts, the agency that audits the state and local governments for missing money and other recordkeeping errors.

November 11, 2013 10:45 am

Ill. property inventory lacks basic details: audit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois agency that keeps track of all taxpayer property does such a poor job that it lists only one of the state's nine universities and omits one-quarter of the Prairie State's 130 parks, according to an audit released Thursday.

October 31, 2013 5:45 pm

Detroit-style bankruptcy can't happen in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | No matter how destitute or debt-laden, no Hoosier local governmental body can file for bankruptcy like Detroit did earlier this month.

July 27, 2013 9:30 pm Related
State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing money

State wants Gary schools treasurer to repay missing money

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's auditing agency has demanded that the former extra-curricular treasurer for two Gary high schools repay nearly $6,000 in fees and ticket sales revenue it claims is missing.

May 17, 2013 7:15 pm Related
State, Hanover sue former school treasurer

State, Hanover sue former school treasurer

CEDAR LAKE | The state and Hanover Community School Corp. are suing a former school treasurer to recover $44,378.20 in missing textbook rental fees and audit expenses, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Lake Superior Court.

April 15, 2013 8:00 pm Related
State audit uncovers Tri-Creek recordkeeping errors

State audit uncovers Tri-Creek recordkeeping errors

INDIANAPOLIS | If any item from among the more than $300,000 worth of kitchen equipment is missing from the new Lowell Middle School it seems no one would know.

March 27, 2013 6:37 pm Related

Treat government as business, protect investors

The management of our government is the responsibility of the Congress, which is made up of so-called professionals hired by the American people.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am

State Board of Accounts audit critical of Lake Station's general fund operation

LAKE STATION | The city needs to continue addressing its overdrawn cash and investment balance in its general fund, a State Board of Accounts audit stated.

February 05, 2013 7:45 pm

Niemeyer still looking out for townships from new Statehouse perch

INDIANAPOLIS | Using the power of his new job to improve the work product of his old one, state Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, won committee approval Thursday for a proposal changing the meeting date for consideration of a mandatory township report.

January 31, 2013 5:45 pm Related


Gary judge repays tax money spent on Christmas cards

Gary judge repays tax money spent on Christmas cards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary City Judge Deidre Monroe has repaid the city $787.48 after state auditors told her government funds can't be used to buy Christmas cards.

January 22, 2013 2:15 pm Related

State audit cites issues with M'ville parks funds

MERRILLVILLE | An Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of Merrillville's 2011 financial records found multiple issues, several of which were in the parks department.

January 12, 2013 7:11 pm
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