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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Police say a man has been charged with boarding a Chicago Transit Authority train, pulling out a gun and robbing passengers of wallets, phones and jewelry. Chicago police say Michael Taylor is charged with four felony counts of robbery with a firearm and two felony counts of aggravated assault. The July 16th robbery occurred on the Orange Line coming from Midway International Airport toward downtown.

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure. Quinn and other Democrats spoke at a Chicago campaign event yesterday about the non-binding measure on the November 4th ballot. It asks if the minimum wage should be raised from $8.25 to $10.

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Experts say student archaeologists excavating the Cahokia Mounds in southern Illinois have made an interesting find. The students found a bundle of whelk shells and bird bones tied together. Cahokia Mounds Museum Society Executive Director Lori Belknap says the items in the bundle were laid "in a very specific order" and found in a ceremonial pit. She calls it a "significant find."

BARTLETT, Ill. (AP) - A charity based in the Chicago suburbs aims to honor and help American veterans by taking them on fishing trips. Jay Garstecki is president of Bartlett-based Take a Vet Fishing. He is the brother and son of veterans and says he wanted to help veterans return to society after their service by taking them on free fishing trips.

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