Quad-City Times: Quinn administration turns over thousands of emails in probe

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration has turned over an estimated 2,000 emails to a panel of lawmakers investigating a troubled anti-violence program.

 Quinn spokesman Dave Blanchette confirmed Tuesday that the trove of emails linked to the $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative was forwarded Friday to members of the General Assembly's Legislative Audit Commission.

 One member of the panel, state Rep. David Reis, R-Willow Hill, said the emails were requested by the panel on July 3. He said they paint a picture of a badly managed program that was quickly put together. "It goes to show the breadth and scope of what was going on," Reis said.

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