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

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OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) - Three family members from Illinois are among four people dead after a traffic accident in Missouri. The accident happened Wednesday on Missouri 5 near the Lake of the Ozarks. Authorities say 50-year-old Terry Schroeder, 46-year-old Cindy Schroeder and 14-year-old Dylan Schroeder, all of Benson, Illinois, died in the wreck.

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago woman has created a Facebook page to help musicians find their stolen gear. Tracy Kreuser tells the Chicago Sun-Times she hopes the page will generate tips and help musicians get their lost equipment back. Kreuser says many musicians are barely making a living and cannot afford a major loss of equipment.

CHICAGO (AP) - University of Illinois trustees are expected to agree to increase the budget for renovating the State Farm Center in Champaign by $4.5 million. Trustees are also expected to agree to a raise for head basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) when they meet Thursday in Chicago. Work on the arena has started and is expected to be finished in late 2016.

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A water utility is expanding its corporate office in southwestern Illinois. Illinois American Water says the $1.4 million project at its Belleville location includes a 5,200-square-foot building that will provide more office and storage space. Construction is expected to be completed this fall.

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