Uncovered Quinn Staff Emails Discuss Maywood Mayoral Race and NRA Funds

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CHICAGO – Governor Quinn’s staff discussed a local mayoral election when considering how to divvy up $2 million in Neighborhood Recovery Initiative funds, a Sun-Times story revealed Wednesday.

While one Maywood group was found to have been the most qualified to be funded by NRI head Barbara Shaw, the governor’s staff decided the money should be split between two groups because one of them was rumored to be involved in challenging Maywood’s incumbent village president – the husband of Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarborough.  

Among 2000 emails the governor’s office turned over to the Legislative Audit Committee is the following from Quinn’s deputy chief of staff Toni Irving to then-Quinn COS Jack Lavin:


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