SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman says he’ll ask a legislative commission that helps review use of public funds for subpoena powers to investigate Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program.
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CHICAGO (AP)–A federal judge says Gov. Pat Quinn has until June 6 to respond to a request for an investigation into hiring practices under the Democrat’s administration.
Judge Sidney Schenkier set that deadline at a hearing in Chicago Tuesday regarding an ongoing civil lawsuit.
Last week, attorney Michael Shakman filed the motion requesting the investigation. Shakman spearheaded a decades-long court case leading to bans on political hiring.
Shakman’s filing cites a Better Government Association report that Illinois’ Department of Transportation skirted rules against political hiring in filling hundreds of positions.
In the wake of Shakman’s motion, Quinn’s office has said it has “zero tolerance” for violations of hiring procedures.
Judge Schenkier on Tuesday scheduled the next status hearing on the issue for June 17.
CHICAGO (AP)–Gov. Pat Quinn is throwing his support behind a proposal to spend $100 million in state funds to sweeten Chicago’s bid for the Obama presidential library and museum.
CHICAGO (AP)–Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.
CHICAGO (AP)–With a sign-up deadline just days away, Gov. Pat Quinn is urging Illinoisans to enroll for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
CHICAGO (AP)–Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
Local lawmakers say they have plenty of questions following Governor Pat Quinn’s budget address before them earlier today.
CHICAGO (AP)– Gov. Pat Quinn says he moved swiftly to correct problems stemming from a 2010 anti-violence program he created long before a February state auditor’s report raised questions.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–A scathing audit of an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010 has been sent to law enforcement authorities.
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (AP)–State Rep. Robert Rita has scheduled the second of several public hearings on gambling expansion.