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LIVE: Vote on whether to subpoena head of anti-violence program

A subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission will meet at 1 p.m. today to vote whether to subpoena the former head of the now-disbanded state agency put in charge of Gov. Pat Quinn’s discredited Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. That comes as part of the subcommittee’s investigation into the now-defunct $54.5 million anti-violence program.


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Barbara Shaw was executive director of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, which helped create and oversaw Quinn’s anti-violence grant program that is now under state and federal investigation. Shaw’s attorney has said she likely would testify if she was subpoenaed.

Quinn and fellow Democrats have portrayed the Violence Prevention Authority as a derelict agency that did a poor job of overseeing the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. The authority was disbanded in late 2012, and its functions were folded into the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

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