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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Commonwealth Edison is seeking more money from its customers to pay for a more modern electric grid in Illinois. The utility wants permission to ask ratepayers for about $3 more per month starting in January. State regulators approved a $340 million ComEd rate increase last December.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal agents have rounded up 24 men in Illinois and Missouri for what they call "egregious" immigration violations. They say the Illinois arrests took place last week in Champaign, McLean, Effingham and Jackson counties. Some of the men had felony convictions for crimes including sexual misconduct and restraint.

CHICAGO (AP) - Faculty members at the University of Illinois-Chicago will be voting on a tentative contract this week. A union official says faculty work life and professional conditions are dramatically improved under the agreement with university administrators. It follows more than two years of negotiations over issues such as salaries and career opportunities for full-time faculty who lack tenure.

CHICAGO (AP) - Senator Dick Durbin's latest campaign report says he's got more than $6 million in the bank for his re-election bid this year, including about $771,000 he's raised since January. The Democrat from Springfield is being challenged by dairy magnate and state Senator Jim Oberweis. His report hasn't been made public yet.

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