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Quinn says he stepped in to fix anti-violence program

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Gov. Pat Quinn defended his $54 million anti-violence program Thursday against criticism that it is little more than a political slush fund.

Quinn appeared with actor-activist Martin Sheen in Pilsen to talk about his push to raise Illinois’ minimum wage.

Reporters pressed the governor about an auditor’s report that found the money spent on the anti-violence program was wasted and mismanaged.

Some republicans have called for a federal investigation into the program.

Quinn said he stepped in long before the auditor’s report was released and made sure the program was overseen by the appropriate agency.

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