News

Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers

Audit of Quinn Program Ordered by Lawmakers

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Arrests Made in January Murder

jail

Three suspects nabbed for murder

in Election 2014, Local

Political Games Alleged with Student Loans

money

Davis: Durbin and Callis make it political.

in Local

Durbin, Schock react to ISIS

local_news_generic

Durbin: We need to help Iraq stand on its own feet. Schock: Example of Obama's failure.

in Local

Two Found Dead in Springfield’s Riverside Park

riverside_death

Springfield Park District Police say two people were found dead inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds.