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  • Lawmakers deal Quinn blow on troubled grant program

    Lawmakers deal Quinn blow on troubled grant program
    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled $55 million anti-violence program is now the subject of a third inquiry, this time by a panel of state lawmakers who want answers on what went wrong. The blow dealt by legislators from...
  • Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program

    Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled $55 million anti-violence grant program faced renewed criticism by lawmakers on Wednesday who spent hours largely rehashing a scathing audit as they seek more detail on how and why it was put in place....
  • Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit

    Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit
    The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
  • Cook County circuit clerk's land deal probed

    Cook County circuit clerk's land deal probed
    Cook County prosecutors are investigating a land deal that netted Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and her husband tens of thousands of dollars with no money down, the Tribune has learned. Brown's husband, Benton Cook III, confirmed that a grand jury...
  • Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election

    Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election
    Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters. Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...
  • City offers new arts grant program

    City offers new arts grant program
    Hoping to persuade some of the city’s more established arts institutions to create large scale cultural experiences that will engage residents and eventually attract tourists, the city of Chicago today announced a new grant program. Unlike the...
  • Cal Grant cuts will cut into California's future

    Since 1955, California has provided a vital funding bridge to higher education for needy students. I know about this firsthand. It was only because of the state's Cal Grant program that I was able to attend college at what is now Loyola Marymount...
  • Whalon Lake preserve to get new bike paths

    Whalon Lake preserve to get new bike paths
    The Whalon Lake preserve on the border of Bolingbrook and Naperville offers a spacious space for just about any nature-related, social activity. The outdoor options for local residents are set to increase, as Gov. Pat Quinn's office announced last...
  • Downers Grove OKs stormwater grants for churches

    Downers Grove OKs stormwater grants for churches
    Downers Grove officials ratified a grant program designed to encourage churches to reduce the stormwater flowing from their property. Council members recently approved a proposal in which the village would help subsidize the cost of capital projects...
  • Downers Grove seeks state grant for Lincoln Center repairs

    Downers Grove seeks state grant for Lincoln Center repairs
    Downers Grove Park District leaders plan to apply for a state grant that they would use to make major repairs to its downtown community center. Officials said they will seek $1 million from the Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant...
  • Downers Grove considers grants for churches to reduce stormwater fee

    Downers Grove considers grants for churches to reduce stormwater fee
    Downers Grove officials are exploring the idea of a grant program they say could help churches shrink their stormwater bills. Village staff recently drafted a plan in which church property owners would make structural improvements to their land to...