CHICAGO — A published report says Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown helped manage an organization that received state funds through Gov. Pat Quinn's 2010 troubled anti-violence program.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Dream Catchers Community Development Corp., was founded by Brown's husband, Benton Cook. The program had a contract with Chicago Area Project, which oversaw organizations receiving money through Quinn's program.
Quinn's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Program is the subject of federal and county probes.
The newspaper says Dream Catchers was awarded thousands, but its contract closed in 2011 after the Chicago Area Project learned of potential conflict of interest with Cook also being paid by Chicago Area Project to oversee other programs.
Cook and Brown declined to comment in detail to the newspaper. Messages left for Brown's spokeswoman weren't immediately returned.