Updated 05/01/14 – 2:34 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Federal prosecutors are looking into Gov. Quinn’s embattled anti-violence program, CBS 2 has confirmed.
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Springfield sought information about the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative from the Illinois State Comptroller’s office, which handles the state’s checkbook.
“We were contacted by the Dept of Justice. They made a request for information involving the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. We forwarded that info along,” Comptroller’s office spokesman Brad Hahn said in an email. “The request was made by telephone on March 27.”
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Springfield said, “We cannot confirm or deny if there is an investigation.”