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

May 9, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO _ The FBI has added a man to its Ten Most Wanted list who’s accused of killing his wife just hours after their 2012 wedding. The FBI says 37-year-old Arnoldo Jimenez of Chicago may have fled to Mexico. Jimenez is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Estrella Carrera in his Maserati the morning after their May 11, 2012, wedding and dragging her body into the bathtub of her suburban Chicago apartment. She was wearing the silver sequined cocktail dress she had on during her wedding reception. SENT: 360 words, photo.


—TRANSGENDER PRISONER: Advocates for a transgender inmate who received rare approval from Illinois prison authorities to move from a men’s to a women’s prison have asked Gov. J.B. Pritzker to grant her clemency so she can be released immediately.

—UI STUDENT-SEX ASSAULT: A University of Illinois senior has been charged with sexually assaulting a female student at a fraternity in 2017.

—PLANT FIRE-ILLINOIS: Officials have identified the fourth victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant and say a memorial is planned Friday morning at the site. Photo.

—ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER-TOPINKA MEMORIAL: The Democratic Illinois comptroller has dedicated a memorial to a trailblazing Republican politician.

—STRAY BULLET-FATAL: A Cook County judge has denied bail to a man accused of providing the gun used in a shooting that left a Chicago mother of three dead.

—FLOODING-DISASTER DECLARATION: The Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for parts of northern Illinois affected by flooding earlier this year.

—HACKING CHARGES-SENTENCING: A three-year prison sentence has been handed a man found guilty of hacking the servers of a northern Illinois company after he was fired.

—WRIGHT HOUSE-VISITOR CENTER: There are plans to open a visitors’ center in Rockford for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Laurent House , which opened as a museum four years ago.



CHICAGO _ Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs wrap up their four-game series against the Miami Marlins on Thursday. Yu Darvish _ coming off a shaky start against St. Louis _ pitches for Chicago, with winless Trevor Richards going for the Marlins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:20 p.m. CT.


CLEVELAND _ The Chicago White Sox are to finish a four-game road series against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. The White Sox won the first two games. The Indians won Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m. CT.


BOSTON _ Former major league pitcher Bobby Jenks has agreed to accept a $5.1 million settlement from Massachusetts General Hospital and a doctor he says caused his career-ending spine injury. The Boston Globe reports that Jenks reached an out-of-court settlement Wednesday with the Boston hospital and the doctor the day before his medical malpractice suit was scheduled to start. SENT: 150 words, photo.


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