Written by IllinoisReview.com
Illinois taxpayers should be upset about the millions of taxpayer dollars that Governor Pat Quinn distributed to anti-violence groups in the Chicago, Rockford and Metro-East areas during the months leading up to his 2010 election, a state lawmaker said Thursday.
Earlier this week, the Legislative Audit Commission announced it would be reviewing Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
Would this panel overlooking Quinn’s program be hinting of a pre-impeachment investigation?
“No, no,” insisted Commission member State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) to Illinois Review. “The bi-partisan Legislative Audit Commission monitors all legislative audits, and we meet regularly. But this is the first time the commission has asked for subpoena powers.”
All members of the committee except one – Chairman Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) — agreed this week to subpoena powers to investigate records and talk to witnesses about how the governor distributed $55 million in 2010 through the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.… Continue Reading