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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn looks on as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a news conference in Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 13, where it was announced that Illinois has received conditional federal approval for its plan to help run an online marketplace where thousands of state residents will shop for health insurance beginning Oct. 1, a big step toward carrying out the national health law in the state. Sebelius issued an approval letter to Quinn that lays out six conditions, some with deadlines, which the state must meet. AP Photo

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