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

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MARION, Ill. (AP) - A man who authorities say rammed two patrol cars during a chase in southern Illinois has been ordered to spend six years in prison. Victor Shea had pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage to government property. He was arrested after being shot by officers with a stun gun.

MARION, Ill. (AP) - A Southern Illinois airport is receiving $3.2 million in federal funds for construction of a new terminal. The grant for Williamson County Regional Airport was announced by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Bill Enyart. The money is from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program.

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - A man who took part in the theft of more than 100 bronze vases from a cemetery in Aurora and later tried to run over a sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Vincent Teruel pleaded guilty to his role in the theft and to aggravated battery. Teruel and another man are accused of stealing the vases from Lincoln Memorial Cemetery and selling them.

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A committee of faculty members at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus has endorsed a proposal to build a new medical school. The step was one of several still required for the university to build a new medical school at the Urbana-Champaign campus. It still must be approved by the full faculty Senate and ultimately the Board of Trustees.

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