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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he spends his time sweeping and mopping floors while serving a federal prison sentence after corruption convictions.

Blagojevich tells WMAQ-TV in Chicago in an interview from the Colorado prison released Monday that he still maintains his innocence and hopes to make another appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 60-year-old is 5 1/2 years into a 14-year sentence, including for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

Illinois state Rep. Carol Sente says she won't run for re-election in 2018.

The Vernon Hills Democrat tells the Daily Herald that she met with House Speaker Michael Madigan on Monday to tell him about her decision.

Sente's been in office since 2009. She says she initially planned to be in office for between eight and 12 years.

Sente is one of a handful of Illinois state lawmakers who recently said they're stepping down, including Northbrook Democratic state Rep. Elaine Nekritz and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno of Lemont.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging residents to take precautions after credit-monitoring company Equifax said a breach exposed information about 143 million Americans.

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Illinois students' scores for the ACT college entrance exam have increased statewide for 2017 as the number of students taking the test has dropped.

Students posted an average 21.4 score across all four subjects on the exam. The statewide score is the highest in the last five years.

But, while test scores are up, the number of test takers has dropped by about 21,500 since 2016.

Tests show that the remains in a suburban Philadelphia grave are indeed those of a 19th century serial killer, quelling rumors that he had conned his way out of execution and escaped from prison.

A judge approved the exhumation of Dr. H. H. Holmes' grave earlier this year.

Descendants requested it for a series called "American Ripper" on the History Channel. Part of the show looked at whether Holmes escaped, and scientists' findings were revealed in this week's final episode.

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