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News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) - The wife of a Chicago doctor killed in Afghanistan says he knew he was working in a dangerous place but he loved the Afghan people and wasn't afraid. Doctor Jerry Umanos (oo-MAHN'-ohs) was among three Americans killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital in Kabul. Umanos traveled to Afghanistan periodically to train young doctors and treat children.

CHICAGO (AP) - March unemployment rates fell in 10 of the 12 metropolitan areas in Illinois compared to a year ago. Rates rose slightly to about 11 percent in Danville and just over seven percent in Bloomington-Normal.

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State University has rehired a worker fired after the dustup that led to the resignation of ISU President Timothy Flanagan. Former grounds superintendent Patrick Murphy has been hired as a horticulturist and curator of Fell Arboretum. Flanagan resigned last month and has pleaded not guilty to a disorderly conduct charge. Murphy claims Flanagan assaulted him last December.

CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will build a new high school and name it after President Barack Obama. The selective enrollment high school will open in 2017 with a freshman class of 300. Eventually it will have 1,200 students.

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