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AP-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IL

August 20, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Illinois. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Tom Davies is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.



CHICAGO — Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they’re calling for an independent investigation. Police say 15-year-old Steve Rosenthal fled Friday when officers who allegedly saw him holding a handgun tried to question him. They say shortly after that he fatally shot himself on the back stairwell of his West Side home. More than 120 people gathered Sunday to protest the teen’s death. SENT: 130 words.


— UNIVERSITY-FERAL CATS: The future of feral cat colony at the University of Illinois-Springfield is in question after employees and students have been ordered to no longer feed the animals. University administrators in a letter cited health and sanitation concerns in issuing the order.

— RAUNER-GUN PERMITS: Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that allows Firearm Owners Identification cards to stay active even if Illinois State Police renewal isn’t completed by their expiration date.

— BIKE OBSTRUCTION CASE: A federal judge in Chicago has tossed the conviction of a man for chaining his bike to the railing on a handicap ramp outside a veterans’ hospital.



MINNEAPOLIS — The Chicago White Sox visit Minnesota for a makeup game against the Twins that was snowed out in mid-April. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 6:10 p.m. CT.


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