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Former White Sox player Minnie Minoso throws the cermonial first pitch on April 26, 2014.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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White Sox Legend Minoso Dead At 90

Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died.
 
The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning.  Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 90.

In this March 16, 2011 file photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.
(AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)
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Low-Carbon Bill Could Help Exelon Plants, Including Clinton

After issuing warnings it may have to close down half its nuclear fleet, Exelon has introduced a proposal it says would keep them open.  It signals the start of what's expected to be a long debate over Illinois' energy policy.