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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say five children are wounded after a drive-by shooting on Chicago's South Side. The attack happened last night in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Witnesses said the attack happened after a confrontation at a nearby school playground.

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say the bodies of a Cook County Department of Corrections officer and his Chicago police officer wife have been found at a Chicago house. The bodies were found early yesterday. Both had been fatally shot and authorities are investigating the deaths as an apparent murder suicide. Authorities believe Javier Acevedo shot Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo and then turned the gun on himself.

CHICAGO (AP) - A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped spark the end of Illinois' death penalty says life has been difficult on the outside. Anthony Porter says he's angry about attorneys' decision to re-examine the conviction of Alstory Simon. Simon's confession in the 1982 killings of two people led to Porter's release after he spent 16 years on death row.

CHICAGO (AP) - Cardinal Francis George says this may be his last Easter holiday as the spiritual leader of Chicago's more than 2 million Roman Catholics. George is battling cancer and spoke after a service yesterday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. George said recently he believes the cancer will eventually take his life. He survived bladder cancer eight years ago and was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.

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