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

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CHICAGO (AP) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be in Chicago to support Bruce Rauner's campaign for Illinois governor. Christie and Rauner are scheduled to visit a Chicago-area business Friday afternoon, and Christie will headline an evening fundraiser for Rauner at a Chicago hotel. Christie is chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The second largest city in Illinois is preparing for the medical marijuana industry with new zoning rules. Aldermen in Aurora unanimously approved the rules this week. They require marijuana growers and retailers to submit their plans for operations, security and disposal to the city after being issued a state license.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois food processing plant had its license revoked after being cited for repeated violations of the state's Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say Parks Locker Service in Greenfield was ordered to close following a July 16th hearing in Springfield. Inspectors told an administrative law judge they found 136 violations at the facility between March and June.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago's gun violence. The Noah's Arc Foundation says Noah will hold a news conference Friday at a community center to provide new tactics to combat gun violence. He plans to work with community organizations.

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