Illinois Gov. Quinn facing investigations

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Illinois lawmakers have ended a daylong hearing on Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program without agreement on whether to push forward.

Federal prosecutors asked the Legislative Audit Commission to wait 90 days before questioning former members of the Quinn administration over the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative begun in 2010.

The bipartisan commission agreed to hold off. But lawmakers did not agree on how long to wait.

Republicans wanted to call witnesses in October. Democrats rejected that.

The investigation has been a focus of Republicans looking to tarnish Quinn’s reformer image. A state audit found poor program management and misused money.

Republicans have alleged Quinn used the $55 million program as a political slush fund to secure votes. Quinn has denied that claim.


  • Ace Baily

    back when quinn was leading the effort to send blago over, my comment then was that only change is name of corrupt guv in the chair in springfield. when a state that is run from the big shots in chicago, as it has been for so many decades, the only thing ever changing is the names of the corrupt. I sais then that the 2, blago and quinn should share a cell in the big house. if blago walks, then quinn can take his cell. business as usual in that fine state that would not know what to do with pols not being investigated. only prob, not enough get sent over.

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