Christine Radogno http://wuis.org en Republican Wants Federal Scrutiny Of Anti-Violence Program http://wuis.org/post/republican-wants-federal-scrutiny-anti-violence-program <p>A Republican legislative leader wants a federal review of a Chicago anti-violence program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn.<br />&nbsp;<br />Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno says an audit of the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative need more scrutiny.<br />&nbsp;<br />Her comments were reported (http://bit.ly/MKJO2D ) by the Chicago Sun-Times.<br />&nbsp;<br />A late February audit said the program was so hastily organized and sloppily<br />executed that auditors questioned 40 percent of expenditures claimed by service<br />providers.<br />&nbsp; Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:49:05 +0000 Associated Press 20148 at http://wuis.org Republican Wants Federal Scrutiny Of Anti-Violence Program Legislative Leaders Take The Reins On Pensions http://wuis.org/post/legislative-leaders-take-reins-pensions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Overhauling Illinois' pension systems is no longer in the hands of the special committee of legislators that met all summer. How to reduce the state’s $100 billion of long-term pension debt is now in the hands of the General Assembly's four leaders.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All summer long, state employees and retirees concerned about their retirement benefits had their eyes on a bipartisan conference committee, but insiders say even the key panel members are no longer part of discussions.</span></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:22:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12803 at http://wuis.org Legislative Leaders Take The Reins On Pensions