Illinois
5:58 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Panel Votes To Subpoena Key Figures In Quinn's Anti-Violence Program

Some of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s former advisers are being subpoenaed to publicly testify about a troubled anti-violence program. 

Credit State of Illinois

An audit earlier this year revealed a program meant to reduce violence around Chicago was grossly mismanaged in 2010. 

Now - a panel of lawmakers is calling seven people who used to work for Quinn to testify next month about why the program was so poorly run.

But Democratic State Senator John Mulroe says he doesn’t want the investigation to drag out - in the middle of a heated governor’s race.

" This is very unusual. Highly unusual and I guess the timing of it just leads some people to believe it’s suspicious," Mulroe said.

Republicans say more subpoenas may have to be issued.