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

September 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year and gave no reason for his sudden change of heart. The 58-year-old former White House chief of staff said only that he and his wife “look forward to writing that next chapter in our journey together.” ″This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime,” Emanuel said. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 600 words, photos. Will be updated.




CHICAGO — New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids’ symptoms clear up within one to three months. Signs of potentially more serious injuries that may warrant CT imaging scans include vomiting, unconsciousness and severe, worsening headaches, according to the guidelines released Tuesday. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 650 words, photos.


— U OF ILLINOIS-OBAMA: More than 17 times as many University of Illinois students registered to hear a campus speech by former President Barack Obama as there are seats in the auditorium. Obama is scheduled to speak Friday at Foellinger Auditorium in Urbana.

— CHICAGO OVERPASS CRASH: Police say at least six people were injured when an SUV with a suspected intoxicated driver careened off an overpass on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive and landed in a construction zone below.

— STUDENT KILLED: An Arizona man preparing to pursue a doctorate degree at Northwestern University has been killed while caught in gunfire between two men in Chicago. Officials say 25-year-old Shane Colombo was shot Sunday night near a bus stop in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

— FALLEN TROOPER-HIGHWAY: A portion of Interstate 74 in central Illinois is being dedicated to a state trooper who died in a crash in 2017. A section of the interstate will be named Trooper Ryan Albin Memorial Highway.

— OFFICER KILLED: A Chicago police officer shot himself and died while in a patrol car. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the sergeant was a supervisor in the mass transit unit.

— HOUSING VIOLATIONS-BLOOMINGTON: The Bloomington City Council will consider a proposal to penalize landlords who repeatedly violate city housing codes. The review comes after one landlord racked up nearly 800 code violations at six rental properties. One of those buildings was destroyed by fire earlier this year.

— TRANSPORTATION SURVEY: The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is asking thousands of households about how their families travel, offering $50 if they fill out a new agency survey.



MILWAUKEE — The second-place Brewers, trailing by four games, will try to inch closer to the Chicago Cubs when the NL Central rivals meet in the second game of an important three-game set. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT.


CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito looks to build on probably his best start of the season as the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers continue their series. Giolito held Boston to one run and two hits in 6-1/3 innings. Francisco Liriano pitches for Detroit. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Still in bed when his girlfriend told him the Chicago Bears made a huge trade for two-time All-Pro Khalil Mack, left tackle Charles Leno Jr. didn’t quite believe it at first. Once it sunk in, he ran down to the basement. Leno turned on the camera, cranked up Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” and started dancing. The video he posted on social media of himself pretty much sums up the mood around the Bears. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 700 words, photos. Moved late Monday and available for use.


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