FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, current Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino then an Illinois state Representative, speaks at the state Capitol in Springfield. 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. Mautino's report Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 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.
FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, current Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino then an Illinois state Representative, speaks at the state Capitol in Springfield. 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. Mautino's report Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 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. Seth Perlman, File AP Photo
FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, current Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino then an Illinois state Representative, speaks at the state Capitol in Springfield. 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. Mautino's report Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 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. Seth Perlman, File AP Photo

Audit slams Rauner administration over lease deals

May 16, 2018 06:57 PM