April 29, 2014

LOTS OF VIOLENCE, AND A CORRUPT ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAM? WELL, IT’S ILLINOIS. Prosecutors subpoena Quinn’s anti-violence program.

The subpoena asks for extensive information about the program, including “files, notes, memos and correspondence pertaining all grants,” documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.

Correspondence from Alvarez’s office dated in March asked for “names and identities of all grantees participating in the Neighborhood Initiative Program, including, but not limited to Chicago Area Project.”

The Sun-Times previously reported that almost seven percent of the $2.1 million in funds given to the Chicago Area Project meant to combat crime in West Garfield Park went to Brown’s husband, Benton Cook III.

A copy of the subpoena bore Dorothy Brown’s signature, but it was unclear if she personally signed it or someone else in the circuit court clerk’s office did so for her.

I’m sure this is all just a misunderstanding.