News

Hunt for E-mails Goes Dry

Hunt for E-mails Goes Dry

The tug-of-war for information over the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative continues.

The Quinn administration began the anti-crime program shortly before the 2010 election, but a state audit shows it misspent millions. The General Assembly’s Legislative Audit Commission has been conducting hearings, with another one scheduled for next month – just a few weeks before another election.

State Rep. David Reis (R-Sainte Marie), a member of the commission, says he attempted – accompanied by an eDiscovery expert — to inspect e-mail servers at the state’s Department of Central Management Services, which has already turned over 2000 e-mails.

Reis, who believes there is more to the story, was rejected, as CMS cited security and legal protections.

“It’s very important that we make sure we have all the e-mail, all the correspondence, any information that’s related to that,” Reis said, “so that when (the witnesses) come in to be questioned before the commission, that we have all of our information.”

As for the timing? “We found this out in February of 2011,” Reis responds.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

ihsa

Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

in Local

Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

wtax 011015

Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

in Local

Iran Deal Gives Durbin a Shot at Political Redemption

dickdurbin2

Dick Durbin leading effort to get votes in favor of nuclear deal with Iran.

in Local

Munger Under Fire Over Outgoing State Funds

Biss and Munger

State Senator Daniel Biss says the comptroller’s office is having trouble following court ordered payments to various groups.

in Local

Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 23 and Kills 2 in Quincy VA Home

Quincy VA Home

The Illinois Department of Public Health is taking steps to prevent more people in a Quincy veterans’ home from contracting Legionnaires’ disease.