Statehouse
12:43 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Gov. Quinn Won't Testify On Neighborhood Recovery Initiative

Gov. Pat Quinn says he has no intentions of testifying before a legislative commission about the scandal-laden anti-violence program he started
in 2010.
 
The Chicago Democrat hasn't been subpoenaed or invited less informally. But seven former officials with his administration have been compelled to appear
before the Legislative Audit Commission next month. They're expected to address problems with management and spending under Quinn's $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
 
Quinn started it to combat violence in several Chicago neighborhoods, but a state audit earlier this year found ``pervasive'' issues. Federal and Cook
County authorities are also investigating the program.
 
This week Republicans called on Quinn to testify himself.
 
Quinn dismissed the notion Thursday after an unrelated event. He says he addressed problems, including dismantling the agency that ran the program.