SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' auditor has found that the state's prison systems have lost 240 computers.
Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland released the audits on Tuesday. Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the audits found 156 computers were unaccounted for at the Illinois Department of Corrections and 84 computers were lost at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.
Holland called the losses problematic because it increases the risk of exposing confidential information. Corrections and Juvenile Justice officials told auditors they would investigate the missing computers.
In June the auditor found more than 250 computers unaccounted for at Southern Illinois University.
State officials estimate the value of the missing SIU and prison computers at $639,000.
An alleged sexual predator turned himself in on Monday.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's office say 30-year-old Justin Williams admitted to having sexual contact with a teen. Officers say Williams surrendered to authorities because he felt bad for the victim. According to investigators the victim confirmed Williams story.
He now faces charges of statutory sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child. Williams remains in jail.
The second phase of the lottery to place transfer students is underway.
Students who did not get selected for any of their first three choices are being asked to provide three additional choices. There are 300 students in this additional lottery round. Officials with the Cooperating School Districts hope to have all students place by later this evening.