Neighborhood Recovery Initiative
Democrats 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.
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 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.
Kirk supports Quinn’s opponent, Bruce Rauner, and has been raising new questions about a controversial program already under investigation.
U.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.
Gov. 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.
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.
A 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.
The 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.
WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the governor is shrugging off the news.
Gov. 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.
Illinois lawmakers grilled representatives of Governor Quinn’s $55 million controversial anti-violence program during a hearing Wednesday morning.
As investigations mount concerning spending within Governor Quinn’s anti-violence program, CBS 2 has learned the same woman who oversaw it is now running a private $50 million anti-violence initiative in Chicago.
A legislative commission that helps review the use of public money has voted to grant itself subpoena powers to investigate Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program.
Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman says he’ll ask a legislative commission that helps review use of public funds for subpoena powers to investigate Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot sat down with the governor Friday, a day after news broke that the feds were looking into the now-defunct Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
Activists are defending a controversial anti-violence program, launched by Governor Quinn, saying despite recent criticism, the program has done more good than bad.
A Chicago violence prevention program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn was so hastily organized and sloppily executed that auditors questioned 40 percent of the expenditures claimed by service providers, an audit released Tuesday found.