Report: Feds Subpoena Rep. Dan Burke’s Scholarship Records

UPDATED 07/26/12 6:48 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — The controversial Illinois Legislative Scholarship Program ends on Sept. 1, but that doesn’t mean an investigation into the awarding of some of those tuition waivers is over.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Conway reports, state Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago) is the latest lawmaker to be subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection with the grand jury investigation into alleged abuses in the program.

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Burke, the brother of Ald. Ed Burke (14th), reportedly has been asked to provide all documents and records relevant to Burke’s awarding of the valuable waivers, according to published reports.

The Illinois House disclosed the subpoena on Wednesday, after the newspaper made an open-records request. The subpoena for Burke was issued March 21.

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