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

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FULTON, Ill. (AP) - The federal Bureau of Prisons has yet to begin large-scale hiring for jobs at the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois. Officials spoke about the hiring process at a forum Wednesday. The federal government bought the prison in 2012, and it's expected to employ about 1,000 people. When officials begin the hiring process, applicants must pass a physical exam and background checks.

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Police in southwestern Illinois are searching for three men who they say stole $31,000 worth of iPads from a Collinsville Wal-Mart store. Authorities say they're looking for the men who managed to snatch the tablets last week from a display case. Police say the same trio is suspected of trying to steal the devices from another Wal-Mart store in Arnold, Mo.

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man. Twenty-six-year-old Kely Arbuckle of Murphysboro was sentenced on Wednesday. Arbuckle was convicted in January for killing Toren Stanley in Carbondale in March 2013.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The latest research on stopping youth suicide will be presented at the 2014 Statewide Suicide Prevention Conference on Friday. The event will be held at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Officials say suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 24.

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