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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Offers of help are pouring in after a newspaper story revealed that one of Chicago's Little League champions and his family have struggled with homelessness. The Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that Jackie Robinson West star Jaheim Benton and his family have been sleeping at the homes of friends and family since July. Benton's family has received offers ranging from a free home and free rent for a year to new job opportunities and clothing.

CHICAGO (AP) - The University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty Senate has taken a vote of "no confidence" in the leadership of its outgoing chancellor, Paula Allen-Meares. Faculty members say Allen-Meares made recent changes in campus administration without their input.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois is reminding football fans that its new smoke-free campus policy applies to tailgaters in Memorial Stadium parking lots. Signs were posted at entrances to all UI parking lots and the stadium in time for today's season-opener against Youngstown State.

CHICAGO (AP) - Police in Chicago have arrested a man accused of slashing another man in the face with a large hunting knife during an argument on a public city bus. According to a Police Department news release, 54-year-old Kevin Lee of Chicago has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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