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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Governor Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead. Quinn told reporters yesterday he's not happy with the findings and the state is on track to recoup all of the money. The Associated Press learned of the mistakes from an internal state government memo it obtained Friday through the Freedom of Information Act.

CHICAGO (AP) - Governor Pat Quinn is throwing his support behind a proposal to spend $100 million in state funds to sweeten Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library and museum. The state is grappling with budget woes, but Quinn said Saturday the spending would be "an important investment."

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Six of the seven members of the Republican state central committee who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady over his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions. Republican officials across the state elected a new crop of state central committee members this week.

CHICAGO (AP) - A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin. Lawyers for Mariola Zapalski of Elmwood Park say the stroke occurred 13 days after she began taking the drug, paralyzing her left side and causing permanent brain injury. Friday's verdict came after a two-week trial in Cook County Circuit Court.

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