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Lawmakers Vote to Subpeona Seven Former Officials in NRI Probe

Lawmakers Vote to Subpeona Seven Former Officials in NRI Probe

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Illinois legislators have voted to subpoena seven former state officials to answer questions about a troubled 2010 anti-violence program started by Gov. Pat Quinn.

A subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission voted Monday. They were initially considering just one person for subpoena, but Democrats on the committee said they’d decided to hear from everyone at once. The matter requires a signature from a co-chairman, state Rep. Frank Mautino, a Democrat who wasn’t at the meeting.

The subpoenas ask for documents and testimony at a committee hearing next month.

The individuals include Quinn’s former chief of staff, Jack Lavin, and Barbara Shaw, former director of an agency that was responsible for the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

Quinn announced the initiative shortly before the 2010 election.

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