Former Quinn Aide Denies NRI Program Launched To Influence ElectionDemocrats and Republicans on a state panel looking into the governor’s scandal-plagued 2010 anti-violence program were accusing each other of playing politics on Thursday as former Quinn administration aides testified in Chicago.
Former Head Of NRI Defends Program In Front Of Legislative Committee The former head of an agency that oversaw a controversial anti-violence program is defending it to lawmakers, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Republican Lawmakers Say Funding Still Exists For NRI-Like Programs Republican lawmakers are suggesting the Quinn Administration may be keeping alive funding for community programs similar to what was under a troubled anti-violence program the Governor shut down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Quinn-Kirk Relationship Cools After Call For Probe On Disaster SpendingKirk supports Quinn's opponent, Bruce Rauner, and has been raising new questions about a controversial program already under investigation.
Kirk Seeks Federal Probe Of Disaster Funds From Hurricane IkeU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has called for a federal investigation of federal disaster relief funds that the Quinn administration used for an anti-violence program already under the microscope for mismanagement of funds.
Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting PoliciesGov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.
Lawmakers Delay Testimony On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Until OctoberA 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.
Hearing On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Bogged Down By Partisan DebateA bipartisan legislative panel was debating Wednesday morning whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off on their own investigation a scandal-plagued anti-violence program Gov. Pat Quinn launched during his 2010 election run.
Legislative Panel To Vote Next Week On Feds' Request To Delay Probe Of Quinn ProgramThe co-chairman of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's scandal-plagued anti-violence program said Thursday members of the commission will vote next week whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off their probe for 90 days.
Feds To Lawmakers: Stop Calling For Quinn Staff To TestifyWBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the governor is shrugging off the news.
Quinn Refuses To Testify About Anti-Violence ProgramGov. Pat Quinn has rejected a challenge to testify before a legislative panel looking into the scandal-plagued anti-violence program Quinn created before the 2010 election.
Lawmakers Grill Reps From Anti-Violence Program At HearingIllinois lawmakers grilled representatives of Governor Quinn's $55 million controversial anti-violence program during a hearing Wednesday morning.