Four reasons why Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan isn't looking into Gov. Pat Quinn's alleged political slush fund

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is Illinois' top law enforcement office, so why isn't she investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, which allegedly is a political slush fund that spread millions of dollars around just before his election? The use of taxpayers' money for political purposes surely rates a close look-see.

Well, there are the obvious reasons: The daughter of the all-power, all-knowing House Majority Leader Mike Madigan, she's in an obvious conflict of interest that would cool her jets regarding any investigation of the dominant party in the blue state that is Illinois.

But there are four other reasons, not so obvious, as outlined by Adam Andrezejewski, head of the government watchdog group, For the Good of Illinois.

Lisa Madigan was Co-Chair of Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA)- responsible for the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. Review Management Letter on page 4

That means that Madigan was intimately tied into the governance of the program. Oops.

Read here for the other reasons and the details for why they are important.

More on the criminal investigation is found in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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