Illinois Auditor General William Holland will retire by the end of the year. Holland has been the state's watchdog since 1992, having served during the administration of five governors. He is waiting until year's end to retire in order to give the Legislative Audit Commission time to find a proper replacement. The state's auditor general serves in 10-year terms.
Holland, 63, says he will not be seeking public office after leaving the auditor general's office.