AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer.
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CHICAGO — The city says the $500 million Obama Presidential Center complex would sit on land never submerged under Lake Michigan and therefore not subject to public trust laws developed over more than a century. Lawyers for the city are making their first full-throated response to a lawsuit by an environmental group, which is seeking to halt the project in a historic South Side park. The site was selected by Barack and Michelle Obama. By AP Legal Affairs Writer Michael Tarm. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.
AROUND THE STATE:
CALMUET PARK-PRIVATE FIRE
CALUMET PARK, Ill. — A Chicago suburb has hired a private company to provide fire and ambulance services to spare a tight budget, a move that could be copied in the region. SENT: 220 words.
ST. LOUIS — Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace: the federally protected black vultures, which swoop down and peck newborn calves and other small animals to death. Some cattle producers have lost multiple calves to vulture attacks that have become increasingly common over the past decade or so. Lambs, goats, foals and other animals also have been victimized. SENT: 460 words.
LAKE MICHIGAN-BEACH RIGHTS
LONG BEACH, Ind. — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide until next year whether to consider arguments from residents of Chief Justice John Roberts’ Indiana hometown over ownership of the Lake Michigan community’s shoreline. The court is giving the Indiana attorney general’s office an extra two months for a response to the request from Don and Bobbie Gunderson for the Supreme Court review. SENT: 400 words.
— CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED: A Chicago-area mother says a doctor who was fatally shot at a hospital treated her son a few hours earlier and had pledged to make him feel better.
— TRAIN-TRACTOR COLLISION: Authorities say a 25-year-old man aboard a farm tractor has died after a holiday crash with an Amtrak train in Illinois’ Bureau County.
— LEAD CONTAMINATION-EAST CHICAGO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will install monitoring wells at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site in East Chicago to look at contaminated groundwater.
— DEAPRTMENT ON AGING-CAREGIVERS: Illinois Department on Aging officials are recognizing National Caregiver Month by noting that caregivers need support, too.
— EPA-TOXIC YARDS: Federal officials have discovered high lead levels in yards on Chicago’s southeast side during searches for another toxic metal.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Coach Matt Nagy addresses the media a day after the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions. UPCOMING: 600 words.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning continue a five-game homestand when they face the Chicago Blackhawks. By Erik Erlendsson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.
CHICAGO — Dwyane Wade returns to his hometown as the Miami Heat visit the Chicago Bulls. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
EVANSTON, Ill. — With its first appearance in the Big Ten championship game coming up, No. 20 Northwestern looks to avoid a letdown against struggling Illinois. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
— KANSAS ST-DEPAUL: Mart’e Grays and Dee Bekelja each scored 12 points and No. 16 DePaul beat Kansas State 79-59 in the Cancun Challenge.
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