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

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis is defending his response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name. He filed a criminal complaint over the account that authorities say had posts about drugs and sex. Police raided a home last week and seized computers and phones but no one has been charged over the account. Critics say the mayor abused his powers.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Boeing is offering buyouts to some of its non-union workers in the St. Louis area. Emails going to thousands of employees in Illinois and Missouri this week say the buyouts are an effort to reduce costs in what the company calls the "toughest business environment in a generation."

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois farms have reported at least 360 cases of a deadly virus blamed for killing millions of pigs across the U.S. in the last year. The disease isn't a danger to humans but is blamed for driving up pork prices. There's little information on how it spreads.

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Eastern Illinois University will open a new clean energy research center on Friday. The building on the Charleston campus will include a laboratory for experiments on turning plant matter into fuel. Eastern now uses wood chips to fuel its Renewable Energy Center.


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