Illinois House Orders Audit Of Anti-Violence Funds

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn.

The House approved the request on a 101-5 vote last week. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday that it seeks a review by Auditor General William Holland of spending that followed a debacle called the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

The Democratic governor created the anti-violence program in 2010 but a Holland audit found in February that the $55 million program had “pervasive” mismanagement.

Rep. David Reis – a Willow Hill Republican – called for the audit of spending over the last two years. That’s after Quinn said he fixed the problems by revamping the anti-violence plan and putting it under the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

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