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TOP STORY:

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

SAN DIEGO — Dozens of immigrant children under the age of 5, including some in Illinois, will be released from government custody and reunited with their parents after being separated at the border under President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy. By Elliot Spagat. Moving on national lines.

With: IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-THE LATEST: A federal judge in Chicago says the government must reunite two immigrant fathers from Brazil with their sons within 72 hours.

AROUND THE STATE:

TOBACCO-AGE

ELGIN, Ill. — A Chicago suburb will consider raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine products following a letter from a 9-year-old requesting the mayor help people stop smoking. The Elgin City Council will consider raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 on Wednesday, The Courier-News reported. Mayor Dave Kaptain said he initiated the directive after receiving the girl's letter and following the city's Board of Health agreeing that the age should be raised. SENT: 310 words.

OIL PIPELINE-STATE LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's attorney general is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns in violation of a state law banning large corporations from owning farmland. The pipeline would move North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 410 words.

MILK PLANT

HUNTLEY, Mich. — The milk giant Dean Foods is closing one of its Illinois facilities this year. The Texas-based corporation's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter says 131 people will lose their jobs when the Huntley dairy plant and office close in September. The layoffs will occur Sept. 14-28. Employees of the Huntley plant expressed disappointment, but declined to comment to the newspaper. SENT: 215 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CHICAGO POLICE-DOUBLE SHOOTING: A Chicago police officer who was the subject of a lawsuit in the fatal shooting of a teenager and a grandmother has been acquitted of beating two men in a bar fight.

— MEXICO-VIOLENCE: A U.S. tourist in Mexico City who was shot to death outside a restaurant has been identified as a woman who was celebrating her first wedding anniversary.

— PUERTO RICO SHIRT-POLICE: A park police officer in Chicago has been assigned to desk duty while officials investigate his response to a woman who said she was being harassed for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.

— PIPELINE EXPLOSION-ILLINOIS: Federal officials say human error caused a natural gas pipeline explosion that killed two men and left two others seriously injured in northern Illinois last year.

— CHICAGO POLICE-DEATHS: A Chicago police officer has died after collapsing at the same station where another officer fatally shot himself over the weekend.

— NATURAL GAS PLANT: An official says construction on a nearly $1 billion natural gas power plant in southwestern Michigan probably has been pushed back to next year.

— CHICAGO BUS-STABBINGS: Police say a woman who stabbed a man on a Chicago bus was killed when the man got control of the knife and stabbed her.

— RED CROSS-BLOOD DONATIONS: The American Red Cross says there's an urgent need for people to donate blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

— INDIGENT BURIALS: A ceremony to bury the indigent dead, the dead who were never identified and others will be held at a Catholic cemetery in Chicago.

SPORTS:

CUBS-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Johnny Cueto makes his second start for the Giants, pitching against the Cubs, since coming off the disabled list from a 61-game absence with an inflamed pitching elbow. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:15 p.m.

CARDINALS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox open a two-game series against Jose Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts at 7:10 p.m.

Also:

— BBO--OBIT-ESPOSITO: Sam Esposito, the North Carolina State baseball coach who played in the 1959 World Series for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 81.

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