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Quinn calling on whistle-blowers to help

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[April 16, 2009]  CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is turning to an old law to help clean up government in the wake of the Rod Blagojevich scandal.

HardwareQuinn wants state employees and taxpayers to report government corruption, and he's set up a new Web site where whistle-blowers can turn.

Blagojevich pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal corruption charges that included trying to sell President Barack Obama's Senate seat.

Quinn's Web site tells people how to report suspected corruption and tells them about Illinois' whistle-blower act.

Quinn helped get the law passed in 1991. The act lets the state collect up to triple damages for money that's lost to fraud. A whistle-blower can also collect a share of the recovered money.

The new Web site is

[Associated Press]

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