Presented by Representative Tim Johnson

        WHEREAS, Since 1919, the State's high school boys basketball finals
have been held in the City of Champaign, and since 1963 those
tournaments have been held at Champaign's Assembly Hall; 

        WHEREAS, In the minds of many athletes and fans, "Champaign"
is synonymous with this important high school sporting event;

        WHEREAS, To the disappointment of these athletes and fans, the
Illinois High School Association recently entered into a three-year
contract to relocate the games to the City of Peoria's Civic Center;
therefore, be it

General is directed to conduct a program audit of the Illinois
High School Association's decision to relocate the high school
boys basketball finals to Peoria; and be it further

        RESOLVED, That this audit shall include, but not be limited to
the following determinations:
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all State and other entities which
may have information relevant to this audit shall cooperate fully
and promptly with the Office of the Auditor General in the conduct
of this audit; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Auditor General commence
this audit as soon as possible and report his findings and recommendations
no later than July 31, 1996 to the Legislative Audit Commission,
the Governor and members of the General Assembly in accordance
with the provisions of the Illinois State Auditing Act.

Adopted this 14th day of June, 1995.

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