State panel plans to resume NRI audit hearing in July

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SPRINGFIELD-The legislative commission that last month opened hearings into Auditor General William Holland’s audit of Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-tainted Neighborhood Recovery Initiative announced Tuesday a new hearing date in July to continue delving into the report.

The Legislative Audit Commission has set July 16 and, if necessary, July 17 to continue hearing testimony on Quinn’s 2010 anti-violence grant program that is now under state and federal investigation.

State Rep. Frank Mautino, D-Spring Valley, who co-chairs the commission, told the Chicago Sun-Times’ Early & Often politics portal that testimony would continue to be heard from Jack Cutrone, executive director of the Criminal Justice Information Authority, into which all NRI functions were folded in late 2012.

Mautino said the commission also expects to hear from Barbara Shaw, former executive director of the now-defunct Violence Prevention Authority, which launched Quinn’s $54.5 million program and implemented it until Quinn pulled the plug on the program.

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