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Written by Diane Benjamin

DK Letter to Committee (10 June 2014)

Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, billed by some as buying votes for the 2012 election, is under investigation by the US Attorney’s office and a panel of state representatives.  Illinois Rep Dwight Kay enlisted a team to examine the documents and the report assembled by the Auditor General.  I was part of this group.  Below is a recap of what we found – a lot of information missing, especially emails.

We’ve been down this road before with the State of Illinois.  The investigation continues.

Recap:

Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay kicked off the investigation into the Quinn Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, an anti-violence program by drafting the house resolution.   He has been busy and has always stood his ground regardless of political pressure that the program mas mismanaged and potentially was corrupt.

We wonder if Kay had a crystal ball, considering Quinn staffers are under investigation by the US Attorney’s office, a Commission has been convened to look into the corruption and the Auditor General wrote a scathing audit report.

Read the full article here.