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Date Issued
September 30, 2017
Closed Date
September 13, 2019
Deobligate the $109,270 in program funds obligated for ineligible activities in its construction contracts for the West Branch DuPage River Flood Control and Springbrook Culvert projects.
OIG Component Office
Program Office
Community Planning and Development
Questioned Costs
Better Funds Use

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Funds Put to Better Use
Funds Put to Better Use

Recommendations that funds be put to better use estimate funds that could be used more efficiently. For example, recommendations that funds be put to better use could result in reductions in spending, deobligation of funds, or avoidance of unnecessary spending.

Questioned Costs
Questioned Costs

Recommendations with questioned costs identify costs: (A] resulting from an alleged violation of a law, regulation, contract, grant, or other document or agreement governing the use of Federal funds; (B] that are not supported by adequate documentation (also known as an unsupported cost]; or (C] that appear unnecessary or unreasonable.


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Community Planning and Development

  • 2017-CH-1010-001-A

    Closed on September 17, 2019

    The County does not reimburse itself with program funds for the $452,444 in County bond proceeds originally budgeted for the Armstrong Park project and used to pay for flood protection improvements in the Graue Mill subdivision in Hinsdale.

  • 2017-CH-1010-001-B

    Closed on March 15, 2019

    The $7,677 ($460,121 - $452,444) in remaining County bond proceeds originally budgeted for the Armstrong Park project are used for eligible program activities.

  • 2017-CH-1010-001-D

    Closed on December 04, 2019

    Support or reimburse its program from non-Federal funds $98,507 for the program funds used for project management services without sufficient documentation to support that the use of the funds was reasonable.

  • Closed on September 17, 2019

    Improve its procedures and controls to ensure that the County administers the program in accordance with Federal requirements.