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 In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The state jobless rate has dropped for four straight months and is at its lowest point since October 2008. Illinois has lagged the country as a whole in its recovery from recession, and the state's unemployment rate has been among the worst in the country for months. Thursday's report provides signs that Illinois may be starting to catch up. Construction companies added 3,500 jobs in June, an increase of 1.8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Quinn, Rauner cite jobs claims to make cases, but nothing is as clear as they claim

Updated on July 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on 6-year contract
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.
Germany replaces Spain at top of FIFA rankings after winning World Cup
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 4:31 a.m.
Updated on July 16, 2014 at 10:07 a.m.
Brazil police suspend 4 officers caught on video beating journalists in Rio de Janeiro
 German soccer players from left: Roman Weidenfeller, Shkodran Mustafi, Andre Schuerrle, Miroslav Klose, Mario Goetze and Toni Kroos celebrate on stage at the German team victory ceremony , near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin,  Tuesday July 15,  2014.  Germany's World Cup winners shared their fourth title with hundreds of thousands of fans by parading the trophy through cheering throngs to celebrate at the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday. An estimated 400,000 people packed the
Updated on July 16, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.
'Gauchogate'? German federation defends World Cup winners after victory dance criticized
 Germany's Christoph Kramer gets assistance during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Updated on July 15, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.
US concussion expert says World Cup players set bad example for football youth
 German national soccer coach Joachim Loew waves to fans after the arrival of the German soccer squad in Berlin, Tuesday July 15, 2014. Germany’s World Cup-winning team has returned home  from Brazil to celebrate the country’s fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team’s Boeing 747 touched down at Berlin’s Tegel airport midmorning Tuesday after flying a lap of honor over the “fan mile” in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate.   (AP Photo/dpa Bernd von Jutrczenka)
Updated on July 15, 2014 at 4:26 a.m.
'We're all world champions!' Germany World Cup heroes share 4th title with huge Berlin crowd
 Argentina's soccer team arrives in a bus as fans gather to welcome them home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, July 14, 2014. Argentina was defeated 1-0 by Germany at the the Brazil World Cup final match on Sunday. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 12:08 a.m.
Argentina's team gets warn welcome after gutsy performance at the World Cup final
 Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari yells instructions to his players during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 1:56 a.m.
Luiz Felipe Scolari out as Brazil coach after failure at home World Cup
 Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari walks on the pitch during practice at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Friday, July 11, 2014. Brazil will face the Netherlands in the World Cup third-place match Saturday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 9:43 a.m.
Brazil rethinking national team's future after disastrous loss, failure in home World Cup
 An Argentina soccer fan sleeps on Copacabana beach the morning after his team was defeated by Germany at the World Cup final, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.
A tale of 2 market: Argentina shares lag as German shares soar after World Cup
 FILE - In this July 7, 2014, file photo, Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station after been arrested, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Whelan, a top figure in an alleged illegal World Cup ticket-scalping scheme surrendered to Brazilian officials Monday July 14, 2014, four days after police labeled him a fugitive, his lawyer said. (AP Photo/Str, file)
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 3:49 p.m.
Suspect in alleged World Cup ticket-scalping scheme turns himself in at Brazil court
 Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, center, and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.
From Brazil to Russia: 2018 World Cup host insists finishing stadiums will not be a problem

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 Argentina's Lionel Messi shakes hands with FIFA President Sepp Blatter after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Updated on July 14, 2014 at 12:07 p.m.
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
 Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates with the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Updated on July 14, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
 Russian President Vladimir Putin, standing, is flanked by IOC president Thomas Bach, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter while watching the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Updated on July 14, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.
 Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella stands with Javier Mascherano (14) after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Updated on July 14, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.

Updated on July 14, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.
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