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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Bruce Rauner is directing his legal team to keep fighting to get a legislative term limits questions on the Illinois ballot in November. A state appeals court ruled against the effort Wednesday and the next stop will be the Illinois Supreme Court. Time is running out because the ballot will be certified on Friday.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago hosted a standing-room-only town hall meeting Wednesday on the state's new medical marijuana law. More than 500 people showed up. Some were "ganjapreneurs" -- people planning to apply for a limited number of permits to cultivate and sell marijuana legally.

CHICAGO (AP) - Two Pat Quinns teamed up Wednesday in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. The Democratic governor of Illinois was joined in Chicago by a New York man credited with helping jumpstart the "ice bucket challenge" which has raised millions for ALS research. Pat Quinn from Yonkers was diagnosed with the disease last year. Governor Pat Quinn doused himself last weekend and gave $100 to the effort.

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) - City flags in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines will fly at half-staff for the next few days because an alderman has died. Joanna Sojka (SOY'-kuh) was 29 and in her first term. She died Monday in a hospital after having symptoms of a stroke last week.

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