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Auditor general spot open for applicants

The search for a new state auditor general has begun in earnest.  

The auditor general serves as Illinois governments' top internal investigator. It's a job that Bill Holland has held for more than two decades. But last month, he announced he's stepping down.

A bipartisan legislative commission says it's accepting applications for his replacement. 

At his retirement announcement, Holland gave his view of the desired skills set:

"The state auditing act demands, or suggests, that the person who holds the office of Auditor General should be experienced in government auditing or financial management; or - or - government operation or knowledgeable about state government."

Thinking of putting your name in? Applications and resumes are due by August 19.

The commission will ultimately recommend its pick; a super-majority of legislators in each chamber then need to give their consent.

Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.