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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IL

May 23, 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. Corey Williams 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

JUSSIE SMOLLETT

CHICAGO _ A Cook County judge is scheduled to make rulings Thursday in connection with the Jussie Smollett case. A judge is to decide whether to approve Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s request to unseal documents so the Cook County Office of Independent Inspector General can review them. The judge also is to decide on media organizations’ emergency motion to unseal the documents. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing.

IN BRIEF:

_ CENSUS-ILLINOIS: U.S. Census Bureau estimates say the majority of municipalities in the Chicago region, including the city itself, lost population last year.

_ STATE FAIR-ADMISSION: The Illinois State Fair is cutting the cost of daily admission in half for adults attending in August on Sunday through Thursday.

_ TICK RESEARCH: Researchers involved in an Illinois tick research and surveillance program are hoping the public will be generous in passing on to them the little bloodsuckers.

SPORTS:

HKN--FACES OF CONCUSSION

HOMER GLEN, Ill. _ Wearing a black shirt with “Fight for your happiness” on the front and “Sick not weak” on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen. This is the family he always wanted, just not the life he expected. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 2,330 words, photos. An abridged version of 1,020 words has also been sent.

BBN--PHILLIES-CUBS

CHICAGO _ The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs close out a four-game series at Wrigley Field. Aaron Nola pitches for Philadelphia against Jon Lester. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:20 p.m. EDT.

BBA--WHITE SOX-ASTROS

HOUSTON _ Lucas Giolito is scheduled to pitch for the White Sox as they try to split a four-game series with the Astros. Rookie Corbin Martin will start for Houston, which lost 9-4 Wednesday after winning the first two games of the series. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.

WNBA SEASON PREVIEW

NEW YORK _ It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games’ greatest players. By Doug Feinberg: SENT: 750 words, photos.

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