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

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OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation expanding the state's Clean Water Initiative. It makes storm water management and green infrastructure projects available for state financial aid. Quinn proposed the plan during his State of the State address this year.

CHICAGO (AP) - Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson has some unkind things to say about the condition of the state office building in downtown Chicago that bears his name. He says the Thompson Center looks like "a scrap heap" because of leaks, rust and carpets patched with duct tape. A spokeswoman for the state agency in charge of the building says some repair work is planned in the fall.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's former mayor is getting a medical pass from testifying in a city lawsuit over a Millennium Park restaurant contract. A subpoena seeking Richard Daley's testimony was withdrawn Wednesday as a judge held a private hearing to discuss his medical condition. Daley had stroke-like symptoms earlier this year and his lawyers say he shouldn't have to answer questions in the case.

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - A woman charged in a Joliet double homicide will go on trial early next month. Bethany McKee is one of four people accused in the strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins last year. Another woman charged in the case entered a guilty plea and got a 10-year prison sentence. The trials of two men haven't been scheduled.

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