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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

May 17, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

PREGNANT WOMAN SLAIN-BABY TAKEN

CHICAGO _ Three people appear in court in the deaths of a young pregnant woman and her child, who was cut from her body. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

_ KOREAN WAR MIA-FUNERAL: A soldier who was killed during the Korean War has been returned to Illinois and will be buried next to his twin, who was killed during the same battle.

_ STRANGULATION DEATHS-COMPETENCY: A man accused of fatally strangling an elderly woman and her daughter in northwestern Indiana has been ordered to get another mental health evaluation.

_ EARNS-DEERE: Deere reports second-quarter earnings of $1.13 billion.

_ ASH TREES TO LIBRARIES: Ash trees that once shaded Savoy, Illinois, are being turned into “little free libraries.”

_ MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION-ILLINOIS: Activists rallied outside the Illinois Capitol to demand a revenue stream from marijuana sales to communities affected by violence spurred by illegal drug activity.

_ CHURCH PROPERTY-DEMOLITION: Opponents file a lawsuit to try to stop the demolition of historic Rockford buildings owned by the Catholic Diocese.

SPORTS:

CUBS-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON _ Max Scherzer and Cole Hamels take to the mound for what shapes up as a strong pitching matchup as the struggling Washington Nationals open a three-game series against the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. Starts at 7:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BLUE JAYS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO _ Aaron Sanchez tries to get back to winning after dropping three straight starts as the Toronto Blue Jays meet Ivan Nova and the Chicago White Sox. Nova is coming off back-to-back losses. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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