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NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - A Mitsubishi Motors plant in central Illinois town has been sold to a Michigan-based auction company for an undisclosed price. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that suburban Detroit-based Maynards Industries plans to take possession of the plant on June 1. The plant had employed about 1,200 people making the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport before production halted in November. DETROIT (AP) - An opening event is planned for a multimillion dollar Tech Center at the northern end of Detroit's light rail line. The Penske Tech Center will function as the headquarters for M-1 Rail, the operating organization for the QLINE, as well as the maintenance and storage facility for streetcars. The opening event is Tuesday featuring its namesake Roger Penske, a racing team owner and businessman who is a member of M-1's board. LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials warn of a rising number of salmonella cases. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Monday reported 20 cases since March 2 through direct contact with live baby chicks or ducklings. Six of those people were hospitalized. The department's chief medical executive, Dr. Eden Wells, says in a release that raising chicks and fresh eggs can get people sick even though it can be "fun and educational." DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area woman who stole nearly $280,000 from the federal government won't spend a day in prison. Elaine Hayes was placed on supervised release, similar to probation, for three years Monday. Her mother died in 1989, but Hayes continued to collect money from the Social Security Administration for nearly 25 years.
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