CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after enduring several hours of political bickering, members of a legislative panel officially postponed further hearings into Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued Neighborhood Recovery Initiative to avoid possibly compromising a criminal investigation by the feds.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports the bipartisan Legislative Audit Commission rescheduled questioning of seven former Quinn aides about the controversial $55 million anti-violence program until Oct. 8.
State Rep. Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley), the Democratic co-chair, said lawmakers will check in with federal prosecutors in Springfield before then.
“If either the investigation is done, or there’s someone that we should not talk to, then we will respect that,” he said.