As Quinn’s aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his 2010 election bid, they added to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds to make loans to small businesses.  In the rush to get the program launched, they hired a financially troubled business development group to dole out loans. The group, Chicago Community Ventures, did not make a single loan but was allowed to keep more than $150,000 when the contract was nixed.

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