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  • Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing

    Bickering derails Quinn anti-violence probe hearing
    With a probe of Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence grant program on the table Wednesday, a panel of state lawmakers spent eight hours bickering at a hearing that proved long on election-year antics and short on revelations.
  • Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program

    Panel must delay testimony into Quinn program
    As expected, the legislative hearing on Wednesday into Gov. Pat Quinn's $54.5 million anti-violence program — the program drawing the scrutiny of federal prosecutors — quickly got tied into knots. Lawmakers had a hard time even agreeing on...

    Millions in federal emergency communications funding lost, diverted

    WASHINGTON Four years ago, Commerce Department officials were touting their pilot grant program as a way to vault police, firefighters and other emergency responders into the age of high-speed broadband. With seven grant awards, the department promised...

    More questions on state grants

    More questions on state grants
    Back in late 2010, Apostle Carl White helped pick who would receive a lucrative state grant — then got $5,000 from the winning recipient. "It didn't seem like a big deal to anybody," White recalled. But now the state is seeking to recover the...

    Orland school districts awarded grants for security

    Orland school districts awarded grants for security
    Orland School District 135 received a $126,000 grant that will be used to enhance school security, district officials said Tuesday. The funding comes from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant program,...