From the Chicago Tribune:
Federal authorities are widening their probe of a newly retired South Side lawmaker with a fresh subpoena seeking records of a scholarship named in her honor and of an Illinois House committee she once chaired.More:
Democratic Rep. Constance Howard sent in a resignation letter dated July 6. The new subpoena, dated July 18, requested records to or from the "Constance A. 'Connie' Howard Technology Scholarship Fund," including grants or disbursements awarded to that fund.
Prosecutors also called for "notes, minutes of meetings, transcripts of meetings or reports issued by the Computer Technology Committee" for the years 2000 through 2007, which includes a period when Howard chaired the panel.
The subpoenas go beyond the initial federal attention directed in 2009 at an AIDS awareness organization that Howard co-founded. Back then, two separate subpoenas requested documents from the state relating to grants received by the Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation.Technorati tags: politics Democrats Illinois Politics Cook County chicago chicago politics
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