New Govenor for Illinois

New Govenor for Illinois

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Indisputably

Maywood, IL

#1 Feb 27, 2014
Springfield cronies have been to busy increasing taxes, posturing, fighting among themselves, filling their own pockets, doubie dipping, padding their pensions, and accomplishing nothing the taxpayers for too many years.
Endorsed

Maywood, IL

#2 Feb 27, 2014
The lunch counter is for politicians. Illinois taxpayers can ride in the back of the bus.
Yah Well

Maywood, IL

#3 Feb 27, 2014
We all know the politicians have been using the taxpayers for a mattress.
concerned taxpayer

Matteson, IL

#4 Feb 27, 2014
Endorsed wrote:
The lunch counter is for politicians. Illinois taxpayers can ride in the back of the bus.
Hahahaha....like Rosa Parks except taxpayers aren't refusing to sit in the back!!!
Director Resigns

Maywood, IL

#5 Feb 27, 2014
Quinn appointed Arthur Bishop, Director of DCFS 1/24/2014; Director Bishop has resigned effective 2/28/2014.
Failure

Maywood, IL

#6 Feb 27, 2014
Higher Standards Needed from Springfield to every suburb in Il. to turn Illinois around.
Huge Dem Post Cards

Maywood, IL

#7 Feb 27, 2014
Failure wrote:
Higher Standards Needed from Springfield to every suburb in Il. to turn Illinois around.
Sadder and more pathetic every day.
Big Really Big

Maywood, IL

#8 Feb 28, 2014
Huge Dem Post Cards wrote:
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Sadder and more pathetic every day.
Just about any where flop political appointees have been proven serious liabilities.
55 Million Unaccounted

Maywood, IL

#9 Feb 28, 2014
State auditor slams Quinn’s $54.5 million anti-violence program; Brady calls it gov’s 2010 political ‘slush fund’
SPRINGFIELD-The state’s top auditor slammed a $54.5 million anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn one month before the 2010 election, leading to partisan cries Tuesday for a criminal investigation into what Republicans called a Quinn-controlled political “slush fund.”
Auditor General William Holland described the governor’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative as “hastily implemented” and said it didn’t target some of the most crime-prone neighborhoods in Chicago.
Holland found that Quinn’s administration didn’t “adequately monitor” how state grant dollars were spent or on whom; community organizations that hired people with those funds weren’t maintaining time sheets; and city aldermen dictated where funding was to be steered.
“Our audit of the NRI program found pervasive deficiencies in [the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority's] planning, implementation and management of the NRI program,” Holland’s audit concluded, referring to the agency Quinn put in charge of running the program.
Republicans seized on Holland’s report, calling for a criminal probe by federal investigators and suggesting that some of the findings could rise to the level of impeachable offenses by Quinn.
“There’s a whole host of questions that really make one wonder how this could be ethical or legal,” said state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, who was Quinn’s 2010 gubernatorial opponent.
“Clearly, the governor implemented a plan 30 days before the election that was a $50 million slush fund. It smacks of promises made in areas that he needed good turnout to win,” Brady told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Brady, a member of the Legislative Audit Commission that later this spring will review Holland’s report, said Quinn himself needs to appear before that body to respond to the auditor general’s findings.
“This is serious enough the governor needs to show up himself and defend this,” said Brady, who called for a federal criminal investigation into the program.
Among the top 20, most violent neighborhoods identified by Chicago Police Department data between 2005 and 2010, seven areas wound up getting no money through the Quinn program.
Those neighborhoods included West Englewood, Chatham, New City, South Chicago, West Town, Near West Side and West Pullman.
The state did not allow for a competitive, open application for the money and instead sought recommendations from Chicago aldermen as to what community organizations should get money in the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative program.
Requests for proposals, the applications that were to be filled out to tap into the anti-violence money, were sent by Quinn’s administration only to agencies that aldermen recommended, Holland reported.
But the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority “failed to conduct its due diligence to document that the decisions related to the selection of lead agencies were free of any conflict of interest, the appearance of conflict of interest or that the agencies selected were the best entities to provide the needed services,” Holland’s audit said.
They Are Going Down

Maywood, IL

#10 Mar 1, 2014
Request for a federal criminal investigation and possible impeachment; there's a darn good chance more politicians are going to jail.
No Brainer

Maywood, IL

#11 Mar 2, 2014
They Are Going Down wrote:
Request for a federal criminal investigation and possible impeachment; there's a darn good chance more politicians are going to jail.
Investigation, trial, incarceration costs; paid for by Illinois taxpayers.
Sheldon

Maywood, IL

#12 Mar 2, 2014
No Brainer wrote:
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Investigation, trial, incarceration costs; paid for by Illinois taxpayers.
Real money from taxpayer wallets.
Hope and Change

Maywood, IL

#13 Mar 2, 2014
Indisputably wrote:
Springfield cronies have been to busy increasing taxes, posturing, fighting among themselves, filling their own pockets, doubie dipping, padding their pensions, and accomplishing nothing the taxpayers for too many years.
Please enjoy your change.
Either Way

Maywood, IL

#14 Mar 10, 2014
Backward and Forward Quinn spells: Failure.
Unhappy in Chicagoland

Joliet, IL

#15 Mar 10, 2014
This coming election is yet another 'Lose-Lose' scenario for Illinois. Illinois is politically destroyed and beyond repair. Even when you look at the twisted state's history, allready two governors, one Democrat and one Republican, allready went to prison for corruption. No governor will ever be capable of fixing Illinois politically, and with Illinois the way it is, a vast social desert without any love between people, and where not even one percent of the population loves their neighbors, it is totally unlikely that any new senators or legislatures that enter Illinois government will ever be the kind that would want to fix Illinois.
Newbies

Maywood, IL

#16 Mar 10, 2014
Well they certainly couldn't do any worse!
Reset

Maywood, IL

#17 Mar 11, 2014
Huge Dem Post Cards wrote:
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Sadder and more pathetic every day.
DEM Approved is not a Badge of Honor.
5 Years

Maywood, IL

#18 Mar 16, 2014
Five years and Is Illinois is still not working properly. Why?
Res

Chicago, IL

#19 Mar 16, 2014
5 Years wrote:
Five years and Is Illinois is still not working properly. Why?
Even when there were Republican Governors the Democrats had firm control of the two legislative branches for the past 25 years. The Democrats have districted the GOP out of existence. There is no way the residents in the suburbs can be represented by the reps from the inner city, and it is next to impossible to unseat them due to the voter disparity between the Chicago wards and the less populated suburbs that exist now. It is time for the suburban vote to unite against the gangbangers who represent us now.
Deliberate Action

Maywood, IL

#20 Mar 16, 2014
55 Million Unaccounted wrote:
State auditor slams Quinn’s $54.5 million anti-violence program; Brady calls it gov’s 2010 political ‘slush fund’
SPRINGFIELD-The state’s top auditor slammed a $54.5 million anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn one month before the 2010 election, leading to partisan cries Tuesday for a criminal investigation into what Republicans called a Quinn-controlled political “slush fund.”
Auditor General William Holland described the governor’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative as “hastily implemented” and said it didn’t target some of the most crime-prone neighborhoods in Chicago.
Holland found that Quinn’s administration didn’t “adequately monitor” how state grant dollars were spent or on whom; community organizations that hired people with those funds weren’t maintaining time sheets; and city aldermen dictated where funding was to be steered.
“Our audit of the NRI program found pervasive deficiencies in [the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority's] planning, implementation and management of the NRI program,” Holland’s audit concluded, referring to the agency Quinn put in charge of running the program.
Republicans seized on Holland’s report, calling for a criminal probe by federal investigators and suggesting that some of the findings could rise to the level of impeachable offenses by Quinn.
“There’s a whole host of questions that really make one wonder how this could be ethical or legal,” said state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, who was Quinn’s 2010 gubernatorial opponent.
“Clearly, the governor implemented a plan 30 days before the election that was a $50 million slush fund. It smacks of promises made in areas that he needed good turnout to win,” Brady told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Brady, a member of the Legislative Audit Commission that later this spring will review Holland’s report, said Quinn himself needs to appear before that body to respond to the auditor general’s findings.
“This is serious enough the governor needs to show up himself and defend this,” said Brady, who called for a federal criminal investigation into the program.
Among the top 20, most violent neighborhoods identified by Chicago Police Department data between 2005 and 2010, seven areas wound up getting no money through the Quinn program.
Those neighborhoods included West Englewood, Chatham, New City, South Chicago, West Town, Near West Side and West Pullman.
The state did not allow for a competitive, open application for the money and instead sought recommendations from Chicago aldermen as to what community organizations should get money in the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative program.
Requests for proposals, the applications that were to be filled out to tap into the anti-violence money, were sent by Quinn’s administration only to agencies that aldermen recommended, Holland reported.
But the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority “failed to conduct its due diligence to document that the decisions related to the selection of lead agencies were free of any conflict of interest, the appearance of conflict of interest or that the agencies selected were the best entities to provide the needed services,” Holland’s audit said.
Can't Trust Quinn.

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