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Quinn announces more money for 'Welcome Home Heroes' program

Monday, May 27, 2013
In this March 6, 2013 photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his State of the Budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill.

In this March 6, 2013 photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his State of the Budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. (AP Photo / Seth Perlman)

Governor Pat Quinn announced that the state is adding $5 million to a program that helps veterans buy their own homes.

He made the announcement at the home of former Army Reservist Janelle Hamilton.

Hamilton is a Chicago police officer who moved into her house two months ago as a part of the "Welcome Home Heroes" program.

Eligible veterans get a loan, a cash grant and a tax credit.

Quinn says the program has helped a thousand military families buy homes since it started 18 months ago.

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