AP: Audit slams Rauner administration over lease deals

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The AP is reporting, “A state audit has found that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration violated state law by awarding property leases to unqualified vendors and possibly shutting out other bidders.

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s report Wednesday found that the Departments of Human Services and Central Management Services sought two sites in fall 2015 for data storage and for a telecommunications center. They awarded leases to two companies but in summer 2016, switched which sites would serve which purpose. Mautino says that violates state procurement law…”

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