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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

May 14, 2019 GMT

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. Caryn Rousseau 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois State Police plan a Tuesday news conference to announce legislation that they say will strengthen the state’s Move Over Law to prevent roadway fatalities. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from 12 p.m. CT media availability in Springfield.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans a Tuesday announcement of an effort to end HIV in the state by 2030. The AP is monitoring and plans a story on merits. Developing from 1 p.m. CT event at governor’s office in the Illinois State Capitol.


—CHICAGO OFFICER KILLED-TRIAL: Jury selection is underway in the trial of a man charged in the 2010 killing of an off-duty Chicago police officer during an attempted robbery.

—LINCOLN’S NEW SALEM-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: The central Illinois settlement where Abraham Lincoln came of age and began his public life is celebrating its centennial as a state park.

—ILLINOIS-SEVERE WEATHER-TAX WAIVER: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says taxpayers affected by last month’s severe weather and flooding may request waivers from penalties and interest on state income taxes if they can’t file returns or make payments on time.

—TRAIN STATION SHOOTING: A judge has ordered a 14-year-old Chicago boy held in custody for the alleged shooting of two men on an elevated train station platform last week.

—CHILD ABDUCTION-SENTENCING: An 18-year prison sentence has been handed a central Illinois man found guilty but mentally ill of attempted murder and child abduction.



CHICAGO _ Cleveland and Chicago wrap up a two-game series Tuesday, with Carlos Carrasco pitching for the Indians and Manny Bañuelos for the White Sox. Chicago hit four solo homers _ two by Yoan Moncada _ in a 5-2 win Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. CT.



CINCINNATI _ The Chicago Cubs start a three-game series Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Cubs had Monday off after winning a pair against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:40 p.m. CT.


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