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CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois spokeswoman for the Democratic Governors Association says a recent charitable pledge from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Brauner (ROW'-nur) is a clear attempt to buy votes. He's pledged $1million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses.

CHICAGO (AP) - Actions outside of school now are included in Illinois' ban on student cyberbullying. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation today. It prohibits bullying of students via electronic technology even when they're not in school, and applies to devices that aren't owned or used by a school.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A firefighter who lived across the street put out a fire on the deck of a Bloomington home yesterday afternoon. Capt. Dave Burke was off duty at the time, but extinguished the blaze with a garden hose. An investigation determined that the cause was spontaneous combustion of deck-staining materials.

CHICAGO (AP) - Memorial services are scheduled for tomorrow Chicago civic leader and former Illinois Commerce Commission Chairman Calvin K. Manshio. Manshio served on the Commerce Commission from 1985 to 1992. The Chicago attorney was president of the Japanese American Service Committee and chairman of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago.

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