The first man to hold the position of Auditor General for the state of Illinois has died.
Robert Cronson passed away earlier this week at Saint John’s Hospice.
He was appointed by the General Assembly in 1974 to fill the position, which was created by the 1970 Constitution.
Cronson retired in 1991 and was replaced by William Holland, who still holds the job to this day. Cronson was 87.