Governor's former advisors subpoenaed to testify about anti-violence program

Jun 24, 2014

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

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."

Republicans say more subpoenas may have to be issued.