Ann Spillane, come on down!
In a press conference today, Attorney General Candidate Paul Schimpf demanded that the Legislative Audit Commission question Barbara Shaw about her email request for pay raises for her staff as a result of the 2010 election and subpoena Ann Spillane, Lisa Madigan’s Chief of Staff, to give testimony about her role in the mismanagement of funds under the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (“NRI”).
It is vital to consider all the players, including Ms. Spillane, as the Legislative Audit Commission resumes its investigation of NRI to determine if state funds were used to boost Democratic turnout in the 2010 election. The incriminating email, sent from Barbara Shaw to Ann Spillane just 3 hours after Brady conceded the 2010 election to Quinn, strongly suggests that Lisa Madigan’s Office was directly involved in the disbursement of NRI funds. The people of Illinois deserve to know how millions of tax dollars bypassed Chicago's most violent neighborhoods and found its way into the hands of the politically-connected.