Welcome to the Auditor's Website!

Jacob M. "Jake" Lee, MBA

Kankakee County Auditor

"Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes".


-IL Constitution

The Kankakee County Auditor:

*Is an independently elected auditor who reports directly to the tax payers.

*Is "YOUR VOICE" regarding accountability and transparency.

*Is dedicated to ensuring that the County's spending is in accordance with federal laws and regulations; state statutes; county ordinances, resolutions, and policies.

*Is an internal county auditor who pursues all activity on a daily basis.

*Promotes accountability and transparency.

*Promotes achievement of organizational objectives in operations, reporting and compliance.

*Provides recommendations to the County regarding achievement of effective and efficient operations, greater internal control over reporting and compliance, and overall "good government processes".

*Closely monitors all government spending to ensure we follow the "spirit" of the IL Constitution.



Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Definition of Internal Auditing: Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The Office of Auditor was established in 1911 in counties of 75,000 or more in population. Since then, there have been several statutory changes to the Office of Auditor. In our over 100 year history, one thing has not changed - namely, providing citizens with accountability and transparency regarding county government finances.

This site was developed to inform the residents of Kankakee County of the role and responsibilities of the Kankakee County Auditor’s Office, to provide Kankakee County citizens financial and operational transparency and accountability of Kankakee County Government, to provide a means to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse, and to encourage Kankakee County citizens and officials to participate, collaborate, and continue moving Kankakee County forward.

Former County Auditors

Robert "Bob" Kell November 3, 1964

Richard J. Winkel November 5, 1968

T. James "Jim" Dunn November 3, 1998

Steve McCarty November 7, 2000

Deborah E. Woodruff November 3, 2004