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Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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.

08/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Quinn-Kirk Relationship Cools After Call For Probe On Disaster Spending

Kirk supports Quinn’s opponent, Bruce Rauner, and has been raising new questions about a controversial program already under investigation.

08/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Seeks Federal Probe Of Disaster Funds From Hurricane Ike

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.

08/01/2014

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Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting Policies

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.

07/24/2014

Members of the Legislative Audit Commission conduct a hearing into the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. A state audit found the program was rife with problems, including mismanagement of program funds. (Credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Delay Testimony On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Until October

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.

07/17/2014

Members of the Legislative Audit Commission conduct a hearing into the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. A state audit found the program was rife with problems, including mismanagement of program funds. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Bogged Down By Partisan Debate

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.

07/16/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Legislative Panel To Vote Next Week On Feds’ Request To Delay Probe Of Quinn Program

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.

07/10/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Feds To Lawmakers: Stop Calling For Quinn Staff To Testify

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the governor is shrugging off the news.

07/09/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Refuses To Testify About Anti-Violence Program

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.

06/26/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Lawmakers Grill Reps From Anti-Violence Program At Hearing

Illinois lawmakers grilled representatives of Governor Quinn’s $55 million controversial anti-violence program during a hearing Wednesday morning.

05/28/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former Head Of Disgraced State Anti-Violence Program Now Leads Private City Non-Profit

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.

05/07/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Allow Subpoenas For Anti-Violence Program

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.

05/06/2014

Illinois State Capitol

GOP Lawmaker To Seek Subpoenas of Quinn 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.

05/06/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Takes Blame For Botched Anti-Violence Program — But Credit For Shutting It Down

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.

05/02/2014

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Activists Defend Controversial Anti-Violence Program NRI

Activists are defending a controversial anti-violence program, launched by Governor Quinn, saying despite recent criticism, the program has done more good than bad.

03/10/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Audit: Anti-Violence Program Rife With Problems

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.

02/25/2014