CHICAGO (AP) — The state government is trying to get $2 million in grant money back from a company that was supposed to be installing high-speed Internet service on Chicago’s South Side.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said the company, Cincinnati-based Gigabit Squared, has failed to provide the state with information it needs to track how the money was spent.
Agency spokesman David Roeder told the Chicago Sun-Times that the company might have only used $250,000 of the grant for legitimate purpose and “has lied repeatedly.” Roeder said the agency has tried to get the $2 million back since January.
The state sent the company a letter Thursday asking if it wants an information hearing over the dispute. The company has until April 10 to respond to the letter.