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?
HAMMOND | A former food service manager at Valparaiso High School has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of theft.
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."
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.
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.
GARY | No glaring errors were reported in a state audit of three Lake County schools operated by Lighthouse Academies of Indiana Inc.
HAMMOND | A former city clerk official will be required to repay more than $11,000 to Hammond City Court and the state.
PORTAGE | The State Board of Account's audit of the city's 2012 books showed a few issues that have already been addressed.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | No matter how destitute or debt-laden, no Hoosier local governmental body can file for bankruptcy like Detroit did earlier this month.
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.
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.
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.
The management of our government is the responsibility of the Congress, which is made up of so-called professionals hired by the American people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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