Illinois’ auditor general to announce retirement

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The state officer who examines the use of public money in Illinois is retiring after more than two decades on the job.

Auditor General William Holland scheduled a Wednesday news conference in Springfield to make the announcement.

Holland was named to his first 10-year term in 1992 and reappointed twice more. His tenure covered the administrations of five governors, from former Gov. Jim Edgar to current Gov. Bruce Rauner.

His office audits agencies as required by law, reports its findings and makes recommendations to ensure the state follows laws. Recent audits include examinations of Department of Transportation spending and a troubled anti-violence program former Gov. Pat Quinn launched.

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says in a statement that Holland has proven his “loyalties lie with the people of Illinois.”