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

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Winnebago County authorities say a woman has died after being struck by a vehicle fleeing from police last week. A Winnebago County coroner says Karen Williams died yesterday after being in critical condition for a week. Authorities say the high-speed chase followed an armed robbery at a Belvidere cellphone store.

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities have charged 14 people in the Chicago area on federal gun charges and seized about 100 guns. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago says federal, state and city law enforcement participated in the investigation that led to an array of charges. Illinois politicians have urged federal agencies to do more to get guns off Chicago streets.

CHICAGO (AP) - A Justice woman is going to prison for conning an elderly man out of $95,000 by pretending to have cancer. Cook County prosecutors say Pebbles Miller tricked the man into giving her the money over five months. He believed he was helping to pay for her cancer treatment. Miller was sentenced to five years in prison.

CHICAGO (AP) - The candidates for Illinois governor are set to address a nonprofit group that addresses Chicago-area growth. Governor Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) are set to attend the Metropolitan Planning Council candidate forum today. Each candidate will address the crowd for about 25 minutes. They won't face each other or be on the stage at the same time.

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