An Illinois legislative panel has voted to subpoena seven former state officials to testify about Governor Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program.
The Legislative Audit Commission had originally sought to subpoena just one person… the retired head of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority.
But Democrats on the panel insisted on calling six others to testify over the course of just two days next month… so that the matter can be put to rest.
Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative has been the subject of a scathing audit alleging waste and mismanagement.
Federal and Cook County prosecutors have also opened investigations into the program.