- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois lawmakers have wrapped up a two-day hearing questioning seven former state officials connected to Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled 2010 anti-violence program.

Those testifying Thursday included Quinn’s former chief operating officer Andrew Ross who says he didn’t play a big role. Quinn’s former deputy chief of staff says an impetus of the program was the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in 2010.

The Legislative Audit Commission is supposed to sign off on state audits and is reviewing one outlining “pervasive” issues with the program. Members of the bipartisan commission took the rare move of issuing subpoenas for testimony and documents to get more answers.

Commission members say they’ll keep the audit open until their questions are answered.

The group’s next meeting is Nov. 19, which falls after the election.


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