5 Things You Should Know About the Audit of Gov. Quinn's Anti-Violence Program

Spearheaded in 2010 for Quinn's re-election, the auditor finds "pervasive deficiencies" in planning.

The NRI, which is overseen by the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, was established to “focus on rebuilding Illinois’ most vulnerable neighborhoods” and protect youth “by offering more job and education opportunities,” according to the press release sent out by the governor’s office when he announced the program. $50 million was allocated for the program.

Private agencies selected for the program received state funds to help offer job training, mentoring, counseling and other services to engage young people in violent communities. The initiative was supposed to help create as many as 1,700 jobs and improve the small business environment in the communities selected.

Lofty goals for an ambitious, well-meaning initiative. But the auditor general’s report unfortunately found “pervasive deficiencies” in the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority’s “planning, implementation, and management” of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.


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Matt B. March 07, 2014 at 06:51 PM
Releasing taxes for ten years is a good idea. There might be a few issues that I see. A lot of people are not tax attorneys and dont know tax laws. A lot of folks wont know what to look at. The MSM will only report on what was paid in taxes by what candidate, or how much they donated to charities. That really doesnt mean much to the average voter. All these idiots with a "D" or a "R" next to their name has enough money to pay well educated tax attorneys to help them pay less like Bob said.
Matt B. March 07, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Interesting article here http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/03/scathing-audit-of-quinn-anti-violence-program-sent-to-us-attorney.html
Lenny Kravitz March 08, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Tax returns? What 10- Form do they file for an envelope stuffed with cash?
UC IC March 10, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Googled the subject: This issue was dealt with responsibly by the governor's office two years ago. Counted an excess of thirty (30) articles over last three (3) days-then stopped counting. It is campaign time, but still not happy to grin and bear the manufacturing of false issues. Hard to listen when none of the good is acknowledged or commended.
Citizen Sane March 16, 2014 at 09:06 PM
I am disappointed in the lack of energy devoted to garnering my preference. No preference has been garnered by this thread.


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