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

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CHICAGO (AP) - The local medical examiner has identified the man accused of shooting and wounding his boss before fatally shooting himself inside a Chicago high-rise office building. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as Anthony DeFrances. Police say a demoted worker pulled a gun after entering a 17th-floor office to meet with his company's CEO.

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are accusing an Illinois man of inserting sewing needles into packaged ground beef for more than a year at a supermarket. Ronald Avers has been charged with seven felony counts of tampering with consumer products. The criminal complaint alleges one customer found a needle in her mouth while eating and another reported being stuck in the hand.

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says a coalition of supporters from Illinois' agricultural community is backing his bid to unseat Democratic Governor Pat Quinn. Rauner stopped yesterday at a farm in the central Illinois community of Lincoln. The Winnetka businessman says he will be "a champion" for Illinois agriculture.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Winnebago County Democrats have named a replacement for state Representative Chuck Jefferson. Jefferson's former chief of staff, Litesa Wallace, won the nod among 11 candidates. Jefferson resigned July 1st. The 69-year-old said he needed to focus on his health.

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