Rep. Reis Applauds Feds Probe into Quinn’s Anti-Violence Program

State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) today welcomed the federal Department of Justice’s investigation into Governor Quinn’s scandal-ridden Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI).

“I’ve long held Quinn’s $54 million NRI program was a politically-motivated, re-election program subsidized by taxpayer dollars,” Reis said.  “I applaud the Justice Department’s recent probe into the program and their commitment to dismantle possible criminal wrongdoings of taxpayer resources.”

Federal prosecutors have requested the Illinois Comptroller’s Office to release information regarding the NRI program.  The federal probe is separate from Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s March subpoena to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for records tied to the NRI.  Read more.

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