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State grants to CUB under Quinn are examples of 'mis-prioritization' of spending, lawmaker says

Ann Maher Sep. 29, 2015, 1:06pm

A tax exempt organization that lobbies and litigates against utility companies was awarded $1.5 million in state grants that was used to pay the salaries of existing staff members as well as rent and utilities. Citizens Utility Board received the economic development grants from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity through a budget controlled by former Gov. Pat Quinn.