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News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities are searching for whoever shot and killed a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Police spokeswoman Ana Pacheco says officers found the boy in a backyard Wednesday afternoon after they responded to a report of gunfire. Relatives identified the boy as Antonio Smith.

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman's mother at a hotel in Indonesia say the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but a motive for the crime has not been established. Heather Mack and Tommy Schafer have been declared suspects in the killing of Mack's 62-year-old mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack of Chicago. Police say officers had interviewed 19 witnesses, some of whom cited a disagreement between the three.

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro visited Chicago to break ground on a new public housing project. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and officials from Preservation of Affordable Housing Incorporated joined Castro at Wednesday's ceremony. The groundbreaking begins work on The Burnham housing project and METROsquash facility in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Bradley University President Joanne Glasser says freshman enrollment is expected to be down this fall and the private university is looking at budget cuts. Glasser says Bradley expects about 940 incoming freshman to start school this fall, which would be a drop of 140. Glasser also says the school is planning to balance its budget by making about $7.8 million in cuts.

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