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CHICAGO (AP) - The executive director of the Illinois Republican Party says the FBI told the state party months before the presidential election that some of its email accounts may have been hacked last year.

Nick Klitzing says the FBI raised questions with the state party in June about four inactive or rarely used accounts. However, the FBI didn't tell the state party the possible hacking was part of a larger federal investigation into alleged Russian activity in the U.S. political system.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has met with officials in Ukraine to offer his support in their fight against pro-Russian rebels.

The invasion of Crimea has virtually undone all the good will Russian President Vladimir Putin put into the Winter Olympics. That's according to U. S. Senator Dick Durbin. Speaking in Normal, Durbin said Putin spent $51 billion on the Olympics, only to see the investment wither away in a matter of days.