Chicago State University trustees have taken steps to tighten their control over school finances.
The move comes after a published report this week that the university bought two copy machines in 2007 from a firm that's owned by a Chicago State employee.
Among other steps, board members voted to meet more often. And chair Betsy Hill emphasized that purchases greater than a quarter million dollars will have to be brought before the board.
The trustees also told the Chicago Tribune they intend to look into how the $251,000 purchase _ without a bidding process _ was allowed to happen.
Earlier this year, a state audit revealed financial controls at Chicago State were too lax.
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