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BC-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL

November 13, 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 chifax@ap.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A suburban Chicago alderman has called for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. Authorities have said little about the scene early Sunday that ended with the death of 26-year-old Jemel Roberson, who was apparently wearing a hat emblazoned with “security” across the front when he was shot outside Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, a predominantly black community just south of Chicago. At the time, according to witnesses and a lawsuit, Roberson was attempting to detain a suspect in a separate shooting that wounded several other people at the tavern. By Don Babwin. SENT: 600 words, photos.



SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Officials with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation are seeking state tourism money to pay off a $9 million debt on a 1,400-piece collection of Lincoln artifacts purchased in 2007. The House tourism committee is questioning officials with the organization about the collection and its value because of reports about the authenticity of a stovepipe hat purportedly belonging to the 16th president. But officials with the fundraising foundation say there’s more to the collection than the hat. Foundation treasurer Sarah Phelan says a recent appraisal of just 40 of the items showed a fair market value of $10 million. By John O’Connor. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— PRITZKER-GOVERNOR’S MANSION: Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker says he will live at least part time at the Illinois governor’s mansion in Springfield. Pritzker says he and his wife will do a lot of commuting to their Chicago home as their 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son will stay at their current schools. SENT: 130 words.

— ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL-RAUNER-PRITZKER: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker will make a joint appearance at the state’s Bicentennial celebration Dec. 3.



Michelle Obama’s 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author. Oprah Winfrey will join Obama Tuesday night at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, as she begins the tour touting the already best-selling “Becoming.” By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 500 words, photos.


CHICAGO— Michelle Obama kicks off a national tour Tuesday in Chicago promoting her book, “Becoming.” She will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey during an event at the United Center. By Michael Tarm. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, video. Event begins at 8 p.m. CT.


ROCKFORD, Ill. — An Illinois judge has ordered an investigation into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decades for murder. Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw gave the order Tuesday, the day 52-year-old Patrick Pursley’s retrial was slated to start. New ballistic tests last year proved the gun used to convict him in 1994 for Andy Ascher’s death wasn’t the homicide weapon. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.


BALTIMORE — Several Roman Catholic bishops are urging colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals. Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, said Tuesday that “we are not branch managers of the Vatican” and that “our people are crying out for some action.” He suggested a nonbinding vote to convey a sense of the bishops’ aspirations regarding anti-abuse efforts. By David McFadden and David Crary. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— BOY SHOT-ILLINOIS: Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in central Illinois. The shooting happened Monday evening near downtown Decatur.

— IOWA STATE GIFT: Officials say Iowa State will use a large portion of a $6 million gift from Boeing Co. to help fund construction of the Student Innovation Center.



CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois is expected to have newcomers guard Alan Griffin and 7-foot center Samba Kane available for Tuesday night’s game against Georgetown after both didn’t play during the Illini’s season-opening win over Evansville on Thursday. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7:30 p.m. CT


NEW YORK — Minnesota Lynx assistant James Wade has been hired to coach the Chicago Sky. Wade replaces Amber Stocks, who was let go after compiling a 25-43 record in two seasons with Chicago. The Sky didn’t make the playoffs either year. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 130 words.


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