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Quinn says it's OK to file last-minute taxes

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Gov. Pat Quinn says there's nothing wrong with waiting until the last minute to file tax returns.

The Chicago Democrat admitted to reporters Sunday that in the past he's been guilty of coming right up against the deadline.

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Monday is the final day for Americans to file their 2012 returns. Quinn says it's no fun to pay taxes, but it's the price of living in a democracy.

Quinn has released his tax returns in years past. He said Sunday he plans to do so again soon.

He encouraged Illinoisans to support the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund. Taxpayers can make donations through a voluntary check off on Illinois income tax forms. The fund began in 2003 when Quinn was lieutenant governor. It's estimated to have helped over 27,000 families.

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