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AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL

October 12, 2018

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 chifax@ap.org. Jeff Karoub 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Vice President Mike Pence is campaigning with Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, one of four Illinois congressman whose seats Democrats are targeting as they try to regain control of the House. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from a scheduled 1:55 p.m. event.



ROCKFORD, Ill. — A northern Illinois man who spent 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit is suing the city of Rockford and more than 20 current and former police officers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



BOSTON — New technology threatening to make some hotel jobs obsolete is among the concerns prompting thousands of Marriott workers to walk off their jobs across the U.S. in recent weeks. Unionized workers are also seeking higher wages, changes to the work demands for housekeepers and job protections for restaurant and bar staff as some hotels shutter those facilities. Some 7,700 hotel workers are on strike across eight cities including Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland, San Jose, Detroit and Honolulu. Workers at 26 hotels in Chicago also went on strike last month, though most have returned to work after reaching new contracts with Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other operators. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 900 words, photos.


— CHICAGO POLICE: The Chicago Police Board has ignored oversight officials’ recommendation and cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy during a 2012 foot chase.

— DUBUQUE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING: A man has been given 30 months in prison for shooting into a Dubuque nightclub. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, from Forest City, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

— BRAIN DAMAGE-LAWSUIT: An Illinois jury has awarded a Michigan family $50 million after finding the brain damage suffered by a new born was preventable.



CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Purdue visits Illinois on homecoming Saturday in a Big Ten matchup that may have bowl implications for both teams. After cruising past Rutgers, Illinois could find itself only two wins away from securing a bowl game if the Illini can use its aggressive ground game to beat Purdue, which must win to have any bowl hopes. SENT: 600 words, photos.


EVANSTON, Ill. — As a coach leading his alma mater, Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald can imagine what this season has been like for Nebraska’s Scott Frost. “There’s just something a little bit more when you’re at your alma mater,” he said. “It just means more. It means more when you win. It hurts more when you don’t win. A win against Northwestern sure would be meaningful, considering the Cornhuskers come into their game Saturday still seeking their first victory under Frost. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 650 words, photos.


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