jJuvenile Delinquent Programs

jJuvenile Delinquent Programs

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#1 May 3, 2014
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is investigating the entire $54.5 million state anti-violence effort, which Quinn launched a month before his 2010 election in response to a wave of killings and other violence in Chicago that summer.

Separately, federal authorities in Springfield have sought records from the state comptroller’s office about the program, which Republicans have ripped as a taxpayer-funded, get-out-the-vote effort by Quinn at a time some polls showed the Democratic incumbent lagging behind GOP challenger Bill Brady.

Late Friday, Quinn’s administration disclosed it had received a second subpoena from Alvarez and a telephone request from the U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield for records related to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

Quinn has said he didn’t know until recently that Cook — who has been married to Brown, the Democratic circuit court clerk, since 2009 — had been hired by Chicago Area Project. The group was among several not-for-profits tapped to help award and oversee millions of dollars in state anti-violence grants.

But late Friday, told of the Sun-Times’ new findings involving Cook, Quinn’s office pledged to open “an internal review” into Chicago Area Proje

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