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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say a boy has been fatally shot in the city's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Police say he was taken to Comer Children's Hospital. That's where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner's office would only confirm the boy's death.

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - An employee of the firm helping the University of Illinois search for a new president says the school should expect to pay a salary in line with its status as a top university. University spokesman Jan Dennis said Parker Exective Search's Laurie Wilder told committee members the average compensation for Big Ten presidents is $780,000 a year and the average for presidents at top public universities the firm surveyed is $969,000. Retiring president Bob Easter is paid more than $552,000.

GRANT PARK, Ill. (AP) - A police lieutenant in the Kankakee County community of Grant Park has been fired after being charged with criminal sexual assault. Grant Park Police Chief Carl Frey said the Stephen Nardi was on unpaid administrative leave during a yearlong criminal investigation. Frey said Nardi's conduct did not involve the village of Grant Park and was unrelated to his police duties.

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - A McCullom Lake man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after impregnating a 12-year-old girl. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather called the crime "repulsive and disgusting and unforgivable" before sentencing Rafael Rodriguez-Sanchez for his conviction on predatory sexual assault charges. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 20 years.

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