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Ill. governor makes rounds on Chicago TV stations

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Gov. Pat Quinn is doing a round of interviews with Chicago television stations following word that federal prosecutors are looking into his 2010 anti-violence program.

Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said the Chicago Democrat's Friday schedule included time with WLS-TV, WBBM-TV, WFLD-TV and WGN-TV.

Anderson says Quinn wants to "be accountable" and won't tolerate any wrongdoing.

Quinn started the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Program to address city violence.

However, earlier this year state auditors found issues of mismanagement and questioned spending. Both the Cook County state's attorney's office and the U.S. Department of Justice have sought information about the program. Details of their investigations aren't public.

Quinn told WMAQ-TV that he addressed problems early on, including abolishing the agency that ran the program.

Anderson says the administration will cooperate in any investigation.

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