CHICAGO (AP) - Governor Pat Quinn says a new campaign ad from Republican challenger Bruce Rauner is dishonest. The Rauner ad includes headlines from news stories criticizing Quinn on jobs, schools and his troubled anti-violence program. But some of the headlines don't match the ones media outlets actually used. Rauner's camp says it condensed words because of time constraints.
CHICAGO (AP) - Some Illinois metro areas have seen big drops in the unemployment rate in the last year. For instance, the June rate in Decatur was 9.2 percent. A year ago, it was 12.5 percent. Chicago's rate fell from 10 percent to 7 percent. June rates fell in all 12 metro areas.
CHICAGO (AP) - University of Illinois trustees are putting another $4.5 million into the renovation budget for the school's basketball arena. The extra money is intended to cover additional costs related to a new scoreboard, video boards and other items. Trustees also gave basketball coach John Groce (grohs) a $100,000 raise.
LITCHFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A man who was robbed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield earlier this week says one of the bandits wore what looked like a police uniform. The man tells state troopers three men in ski masks robbed him Tuesday night after he was pulled over by an SUV with a flashing red light on the dashboard. The man says he lost more than $5,000 in cash.
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