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  • Ex-Quinn chief of staff denies grant program about politics

     Ex-Quinn chief of staff denies grant program about politics
    A two-day hearing into Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled 2010 anti-violence program culminated Thursday in a tense exchange between Republican lawmakers who said it was created to turn out Democratic votes during a tight election contest and the governor’s former chief of staff who staunchly denied the accusations.
  • Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn

    Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn
    In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn. Obama, who returned to...

    Quinn anti-violence grant hearings get green light from federal prosecutor

    Quinn anti-violence grant hearings get green light from federal prosecutor
    SPRINGFIELD — The top federal prosecutor in central Illinois has given the green light for a panel of lawmakers to resume hearings into Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s  anti-violence program that now could unfold only weeks before the Nov. 4...

    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...

    Legislators agree to delay questioning on Quinn grant program

    Legislators agree to delay questioning on Quinn grant program
    Lawmakers on Thursday agreed to delay interviews of key officials linked to Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program for 90 days, bowing to the wishes of federal prosecutors who warned they risked compromising an investigation. The...