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

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Caterpillar profits were up but sales were down in the second quarter of the year. The company reports profits of $1.57 per share, better than the $1.45 per share in the same quarter last year. Revenues were $14.1 billion, compared to $14.6 billion a year earlier.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police are holding a man suspected in the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl last week. Shamiya Adams was at a sleepover at a friend's house when a bullet struck her in the head. Police believe the gunman was firing at another person outside the house.

CHICAGO (AP) - A man arrested in a 22-year-old Illinois homicide case has a court appearance Thursday in California. The 71-year-old man is a suspect in the strangling death of David Chereck, who vanished after leaving a bowling alley in the Chicago suburb of Skokie on New Year's Day 1992. His body was found the next day in a forest preserve.

FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) - A Champaign funeral director has been killed in an Oklahoma skydiving accident. Authorities say Jim Yost was taking part in a demonstration jump to honor World War Two paratroopers on Tuesday when his chute malfunctioned.

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