BC-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL
BC-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL
May. 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tom Davies 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 SKYSCRAPER DECK
CHICAGO — Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper could get a $185 million observation deck and an attraction that would dangle visitors over the building's edge. Aon Center officials say their plans include a feature called the Sky Summit, gondola-like compartments with windows and see-through floors that would be lifted over the building's side. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photo requested.
AROUND THE STATE:
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate and House are back in session on Tuesday as members near the General Assembly's May 31 scheduled adjournment. The AP is staffing and will have coverage on merits.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS ENGINEERING
ROCKFORD, Ill. — Northern Illinois University and Rock Valley College are celebrating the first graduates of its partnership program. The Engineering Our Future program's first three students graduated this past weekend. The program launched February 2016 and lets students obtain bachelor degrees in engineering at the Rock Valley College campus. The partnership works out of the campus' newly remodeled Woodward Technology Center. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
— WAFFLE HOUSE-SHOOTING: The family of one of the four people killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, is suing the suspected gunman's father, accusing him of negligence. The family of victim Joe Perez filed their lawsuit Monday in Tazewell County, Illinois, which is where defendant Travis Reinking lived before moving to Nashville and where his father, Jeffrey Reinking, still lives.
— VOLLEYBALL COACH-LAWSUIT: A prominent suburban Chicago volleyball coach wants a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit claiming he broke consumer fraud laws by not telling young athletes he trained recently about decades-old allegations he'd sexually abused several girls in the 1980s.
— POLICE SHOOTING-QUINCY: Authorities say a western Illinois police officer fatally shot a man after responding to a call about suspicious activity. Quincy police say the shooting happened Monday night when the city officer encountered the man, who pulled out what appeared to be handgun. The officer wasn't injured.
— WIDOWS BURGLARIZED-LAWSUIT: A suburban Chicago hospital is facing a lawsuit over an employee who obtained information about numerous widowed patients and then broke into their homes.
— OBAMA LIBRARY : A nonprofit group says the Obama Presidential Center shouldn't be built in a Chicago park because it won't be a true presidential library. In a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Protect Our Parks Inc. accuses organizers of the planned library at Jackson Park on the city's South Side of pulling an "institutional bait and switch" by changing the true nature of the center from a presidential library to a center that doesn't house historic papers. With AP Photo.
— INDIANA-BOY SHOT: Police used surveillance video to identify a teenage suspect in the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old northwest Indiana boy who was shot in a city park.
— OFFICER KILLED-PURSUIT: A man has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase. Thirty-five-year-old Jason Stoker of Chester entered the plea Monday before a bench trial was scheduled to begin.
— BICENTENNIAL-SCENIC SPOTS: A historic town along the Mississippi River tops a list of Illinois' most scenic places compiled as part of the state's 200th birthday celebration. The Illinois Top 200 lets people vote for the state's best things in 20 different categories, from top businesses to greatest books.
ATLANTA — The surging Atlanta Braves, coming off a 6-1 road trip that propelled them to the best record in the National League, take on struggling Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs as they return to SunTrust Park for the start of a six-game homestand. Darvish is still seeking his first win with the Cubs and hasn't pitched since May 2 because of a bout with the flu. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 6:35 p.m. CT.
PITTSBURGH — Following an off day after the White Sox snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Cubs Sunday, Reynaldo Lopez starts Tuesday night in the first of two games in Pittsburgh. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 6:05 p.m. CT.
CHICAGO — Phoenix and Memphis have the two best chances of winning the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, with the order of top picks set to be decided by 14 ping-pong balls. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
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