Frank Mautino http://wuis.org en Two Insiders Dropped From Subpoena List http://wuis.org/post/two-insiders-dropped-subpoena-list <p>Subpoenas are going out to five former members of Gov. Pat Quinn's administration who were involved with his plagued anti-violence program, but two other insiders will not be served. As Quinn seeks reelection, he continues to be dogged by a program rolled out just before his last, close race for governor.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:57:14 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 27946 at http://wuis.org Two Insiders Dropped From Subpoena List Anti-Violence Program Director, Others Subpoenaed http://wuis.org/post/anti-violence-program-director-others-subpoenaed <p>Illinois legislators have voted to subpoena seven former state officials to answer questions about a troubled 2010 anti-violence program started by Gov. Pat Quinn. &nbsp;</p><p>A subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission voted Monday. They were initially considering just one person for subpoena, but Democrats on the committee said they'd decided to hear from everyone at once. The matter requires a signature from a co-chairman, state Rep. Frank Mautino, a Democrat who wasn't at the meeting. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:36:00 +0000 Associated Press 27863 at http://wuis.org Anti-Violence Program Director, Others Subpoenaed Lawmakers With Subpoena Powers — Necessary, Or Just for Show? http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-subpoena-powers-necessary-or-just-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A group of lawmakers granted themselves subpoena power Tuesday, to further an investigation into an anti-violence program favored by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Brian Mackey looks at whether it's necessary — or just for show.</p><p>The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative was rushed out in fall 2010, as Quinn was up for election.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 12:57:52 +0000 Brian Mackey 24587 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers With Subpoena Powers — Necessary, Or Just for Show? What Lawmakers Know And Don't Know About Illinois Prisons http://wuis.org/post/what-lawmakers-know-and-dont-know-about-illinois-prisons <p>75 % of Illinois lawmakers surveyed by Chicago Public Radio say they have never stepped foot in a maximum security prison cell block. And 40 percent of those legislators have never toured or visited a prison even once.</p><p>Yet they’re the ones signing the checks for the $1.3&nbsp; billion dollar per year agency.</p><p>Ninety-five of the 118 House members responded to the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/fantasy-and-reality-what-do-illinois-legislators-know-about-prisons-109730">survey.</a></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:02:00 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 19245 at http://wuis.org What Lawmakers Know And Don't Know About Illinois Prisons