Illinois lawmakers vote to subpoena anti-violence chief

CHICAGO - State lawmakers have voted to subpoena a former state official to answer questions about Governor Pat Quinn's anti-violence program.

A subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission held the vote on Monday, but the matter requires a signature from co-chairman and state Representative Frank Mautino, who wasn't at the meeting.

The vote means Barbara Shaw will be compelled by committee members to answer questions about the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which was announced by Quinn shortly before the 2010 election.  He told reporters Monday that committee members should do what they feel is right.  

Shaw is the former director of an agency that was responsible for the program.  Shaw's attorney John Theis has said if Shaw is subpoenaed, she'll respond.

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