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Little to No Oversight for State's Cemeteries

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    Officials say there's little to no oversight of Illinois cemeteries.

    Comptroller Daniel Hynes said his office only has authority to audit cemeteries' finances, but no agency oversees the grounds of cemeteries, and no inspectors do spot checks of grave sites. Hynes said there's no money for that.

    Hynes said a proposed law several years ago for tougher oversight failed to pass following industry opposition.

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