AP-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IL
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 8:30 a.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The family of a 34-year-old killed by a police officer in the suburban Chicago city of Elgin in March as she exited her burning car with a knife is set on Wednesday to announce a lawsuit against the city and the officer. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits.
— CM PUNK-LAWSUIT: Jurors have cleared former World Wrestling Entertainment champ CM Punk of defamation and invasion of privacy in a lawsuit brought by a wrestling doctor. Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, hugged his wife, former WWE star A.J. Lee., as the panel in Chicago delivered its verdict on Tuesday. With AP Photo.
— FREIGHT PROJECTS: Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects designed to improve freight mobility throughout the state and relieve congestion. The Illinois Department of Transportation grants should also increase safety, draw private investment and improve connections between freight transport methods and commerce.
— RAIL ROAD FUNDING: Chicago’s South Side will see $132 million in federal funding to separate rail lines in an effort to alleviate train congestion in the area.
— CAMPAIGN WORKER-SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Lawyers for Illinois House speaker Michael Madigan are asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an ex-campaign worker who alleges her reporting of sexual harassment cost her a promotion in the speaker’s political organization.
— U OF I-FEED MILL: The University of Illinois says it will begin building a multi-million dollar feed mill to replace the one that’s stood for more than 90 years. Construction will begin Sept. 8 at the new site located at the U of I’s South Farms in Urbana.
— INMATES-FATHERHOOD CLASS: Male inmates at a suburban Chicago jail have completed a program to help them be better fathers once they’re released.
CHICAGO — Jose Quintana and Aaron Nola each look to build on strong outings as the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies continue their three-game series. Quintana threw six scoreless innings at the New York Mets, while Nola outpitched Clayton Kershaw in a 2-1 win at the Los Angeles Dodgers last week. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:05 p.m. CT.
MINNEAPOLIS — The White Sox and Twins play the third game of their series Wednesday, a day after the teams split a doubleheader. The White Sox will start Hector Santiago against his former team. He made 25 starts for the Twins over the 2016 and 2017 seasons. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT.
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