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Duffy Blackburn

Kevin "Duffy" Blackburn, CPA, CISA, CFE has dedicated himself in his public service work to moving the community forward and building a strong middle class for the County - focusing on fiscal health and issues that matter to the residents including open and honest government, county projects that build value, and a government clear of fraud, waste, and abuse.

Will County Auditor Kevin “Duffy” Blackburn holds professional certifications as

  • Certified Public Accountant - CPA

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor-CISA

  • Certified Fraud Examiner-CFE 


He is a graduate of the University of Iowa in Economics and holds two Master's degrees;  MBA and Accounting from the Keller Graduate School. He's received certificates from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MIT Professional Studies, and University of Notre Dame.


He's serving in his third term as Will County Auditor. He was awarded the Illinois County Auditor of Year for 2011 and multiple-award-winner for excellence in financial reporting and government transparency.


He has been appointed to the:


He is a nationally recognized speaker for the GFOA, XBRL Government Working Group, and before the Securities and Exchange. He is a graduate lecturer in governmental accounting, I.T. auditing, and  computer fraud at Benedictine University.  He is a an adjunct professor at Joliet Junior College in corporate finance and consumer economics.  He is an instructor, as well, at University of St. Francis teaching Audit and Accounting Information Systems.


He serves as Treasurer of Senior Services of Will County, and serves on the boards of the Spanish Community Center of Joliet and Will County and the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.  He's also proud to serve on the Board of Advisors to his father’s small manufacturing company located in Galesburg, IL.


Duffy and Rachel, his wife, and their two children reside in Joliet with their dog and two cat rescues.

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