Investigation Continues Into Quinn's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative


Published on May 7 2014 5:26 am
Last Updated on May 7 2014 5:27 am
Written by Greg Sapp

In Springfield Tuesday, a legislative panel moved overwhelmingly to arm itself with subpoena power to probe Gov. Pat Quinn's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative program.

The Legislative Audit Commission voted 10-1 to grant a subcommittee subpoena authority as the panel deliberates a February audit by Auditor General William Holland of the now-disbanded, $54.5 million program, which is also under investigation by federal investigators in Springfield and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.


109th District State Representative David Reis of Ste. Marie, who got the ball rolling when he introduced a resolution two years ago asking for the initial audit, called Tuesday's action another tool to be used to get to the bottom of everything that has happened over the past three years.

The subpoena power was asked for by Sen. Jacob Barickman of Bloomington, who is the vice-chairman of the Legislative Audit Commission.