AP-IL--Illinois News Digest, IL
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 6 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or email@example.com. Herbert McCann is on the desk.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
GROWING UP DIGITAL-SCREENHEADS
CHICAGO — Many American parents are engaged in a battle over screen time with their kids. But it’s not going well. Ninety-five percent of U.S. teens have their own mobile devices, and many see screen-time limits as unjustified punishment. Chicago teenager Everett Hailey says, “I didn’t do anything wrong to deserve that. If I get my work done, I think I should have my own time.” Experts say parents should set some limits, but also focus on whether their child is healthy, making good friends and doing well in school. There’s homework for parents, too, who need to put down their devices for screen-free family time. By National Writer Martha Irvine. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED
CHICAGO — A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, wounding at least four people, including a police officer and a hospital employee, authorities said. A police spokesman said the gunman was dead, but it was not immediately clear if he took his own life or was killed by police at Mercy Hospital on the city’s South Side. A witness named James Gray told reporters that it looked as if the attacker “was turning and shooting people at random.” By Amanda Seitz. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPDATING.
OLDER WORKERS-RETIREMENT PLANS
CHICAGO — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning. By Andrew Soergel. SENT: 800 words, photos, graphic. EDITOR’S NOTE — Soergel is studying aging and workforce issues as part of a 10-month fellowship at The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which joins NORC’s independent research and AP journalism. The fellowship is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Freshman Drury University wrestler Donovan Benetti has been shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident. University athletics spokesman Ed Beach says Benetti was flown to a Columbia hospital after he was wounded Saturday morning in Phelps County. Three other hunters were killed earlier this month in separate accidental shootings during the opening weekend of Missouri’s firearms deer hunting season, including a 70-year-old man from Marengo, Illinois. SENT: 130 words.
— MUSIC-THE ROLLING STONES: The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year, including a stop in Chicago.
— PRISONER ESCAPE-INJURY: Authorities say a prisoner was hurt in Chicago after escaping from a police transport van and getting hit by two other vehicles.
— CHICAGO ELEVATOR RESCUE: People rescued from a trapped elevator in one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers later learned they had dropped 84 floors.
— BODY IN STREET-MAN CHARGED: Police say the body of a Chicago man who was stabbed has been found on a street in Ohio and a man has been charged with murder in his death.
— NORTH LAWNDALE-DEVELOPMENT: Chicago’s Planning Commission has approved a $200 million development in North Lawndale. Officials hope the project will help transform the west side neighborhood. The first phase is expected to start in the spring on 10 acres of mostly vacant land.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — With a tighter grip on the NFC North, the Chicago Bears are in unfamiliar territory and facing a different kind of challenge as the season heads toward its final stretch. Learning to handle success. “We have to make sure that we just continue to keep those blinders on, keep the earmuffs on, don’t listen to anything and just keep playing our football,” coach Matt Nagy said. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 725 words, photos.
— BKC--HOWARD-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Howard plays Southern Illinois at SIU Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 8 p.m.
— BKC--CHICAGO STATE-EAST TENNESSEE STATE: Chicago State plays East Tennessee State at Freedom Hall Civic Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m.
— BKN--BULLS-VALENTINE: Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine needs reconstructive surgery on his left ankle and will likely miss the entire season.
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