Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ILL-inois: Quinn anti-violence slush fund under investigation

Illinois' phony reformer, Chicago Democrat Pat Quinn, who twice was Rod Blagojevich's running mate, is in trouble again.

From the Chicago Tribune:
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has launched a probe of a troubled $55 million anti-violence program Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn put in place in 2010 amid a tough election battle.

A grand jury issued a subpoena seeking documents related to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Program, which funneled money to various community groups in what Quinn billed as an effort to target crime in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods.

Republican critics contend the program was a slush fund designed to shore up support for Quinn in heavily Democratic Cook County, while a recent scathing state audit found the initiative was "hastily implemented" and failed to track how taxpayer dollars were spent.

Alvarez sought documents pertaining to the names and identities of those who received grants under the program, as well as copies of all payment invoices and related audits and compliance reports.
The only anti-violence program that has worked recently in Chicago is cold weather.

There is a better choice for Illinois governor--Republican Bruce Rauner.

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