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Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers

Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers

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Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn.

The House approved the request on a 101-5 vote last week. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1noxgeR ) that it seeks a review by Auditor General William Holland of spending that followed a debacle called the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

The Democratic governor created the anti-violence program in 2010 but a Holland audit found in February that the $55 million program had “pervasive” mismanagement.

Rep. David Reis called for the audit of spending over the last two years. That’s after Quinn said he fixed the problems by revamping the anti-violence plan and putting it under the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

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