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

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GIRARD, Ill. (AP) - A carbon monoxide leak at a school southwest of Springfield sent more than 130 students and adults to hospitals on Monday. A few students were admitted but most have been treated and released. The trouble has been traced to a gas-powered boiler at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard. Repairs have been made.

CHICAGO (AP) - The two camps in the race for Illinois governor are taking more swipes. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner again played up the issue of hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation and told reporters Pat Quinn is not -- as Rauner put it -- "the folksy bumbling fool" he wants people to think he is. Quinn's running mate Paul Vallas accused Rauner of profiting from what Vallas calls "fraud" involving a health care company that was majority-owned by Rauner's former firm.

CHICAGO (AP) - United Airlines has an offer for its flight attendants -- up to $100,000 to leave the company. United and the Association of Flight Attendants have announced the lump-sum payments will be offered in order of seniority to some of United's 23,000 flight attendants.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources hopes to re-establish the osprey as a nesting species by releasing them at Anderson Lake in Fulton County and Lake Shelbyville in Moultrie County. Biologists are finishing the second phase of an eight-year project to boost the population of the fish-eating hawk that's considered an endangered species in Illinois.

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