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Former Quinn Chief Turns Over Emails to Lawmakers

The group is reviewing an audit blasting Quinn's program

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    Former Quinn Chief Turns Over Emails to Lawmakers

    Lawmakers investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program are reviewing subpoenaed documents during a two-day public hearing.

    Emails from the Chicago Democrat's former staff connected to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and 2010 campaign are among the thousands of pages given to the Legislative Audit Commission.
    The group is reviewing an audit blasting Quinn's program.
    Republicans called the program a "political slush fund" that helped Quinn in a close election. GOP lawmakers Wednesday highlighted one September 2010 email from Quinn's former chief of staff to campaign officials saying the program would help "on the jobs and anti-violence messages."
    Quinn's Republican challenger Bruce Rauner called it "shocking."
    But former Illinois Violence Prevention Authority head Barbara Shaw told commission members Quinn's office never played a role in deciding where money went.