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Audit: Problems persisted with Quinn anti-violence program

The former head of an Illinois agency that oversaw an anti-violence grant program said ex-Gov. Pat Quinn's staff decided how money was doled out even after the Democrat made reforms to the program already plagued by mismanagement, according to a newspaper report published Tuesday.

Former Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Executive Director Jack Cutrone said that instead of following agency rules to use competitive applications, Quinn aides were closely involved with how money was dispersed through the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, according to the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1q3xH4K ).

"We were absolutely directed where that money went,"...

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