AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 6pm, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.
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SPARTA, Ill. — A ribbon has been cut in southern Illinois to celebrate the opening of a park at the site where black children attended a segregated school. “Thank God almighty there is no need for the Vernon School any longer,” says Judge Richard Brown, referring to racial segregation. SENT: 250 words.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It was only a matter of time, just a couple of months actually, before a preteen boy captured in a viral video yodeling in a Walmart put out a record. Mason Ramsey, the adorable 11-year-old whose version of a Hank Williams classic has been watched more than 50 million times on YouTube and spawned multiple remixes, will put out his first album on July 20. He was raised in Golconda, Illinois. By Kristin Hall. SENT: 370 words, photos.
— CRACKED WINDSHIELD-AMERICAN: An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Tokyo was forced to return to O’Hare International Airport due to a cracked windshield.
— ROCK ISLAND COURTHOUSE: With a decision just days away, supporters of a 123-year-old stone courthouse are urging an Illinois county to keep away the wrecking ball.
— BLOOMINGTON-IMMIGRANTS: The mayor of a central Illinois city is dropping plans for an ordinance that would recognize the importance of local immigrants.
— TRIO ACQUITTED-LAWSUITS: The city of Rockford is seeking $55,000 in legal costs from three men who lost lawsuits after they were acquitted of murder during a second trial.
— JUDGE-CHARGES: Charges have been dropped against a southwestern Illinois judge who was accused of grabbing a client’s genitals in 2016 when he was a lawyer in private practice.
— BLOCK PARTY-FATAL SHOOTING: Authorities say a man facing murder and other charges in a shooting at a block-style party in suburban Detroit has been captured near Chicago.
— ESCAPED INMATES-ILLINOIS JAIL: Authorities say they’ve captured the last two of three men who allegedly broke out of an Illinois jail in June.
— CHICAGO FIRE: Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has died following an apartment building fire on Chicago’s South Side.
— CHICAGO-DISTRIBUTION CENTER: The city of Chicago has announced plans for a $169 million industrial complex on the Southeast Side that it hopes will serve as a Midwest epicenter for transportation and logistics.
— INMATE DEATH: The Illinois Department of Corrections says the FBI is investigating a May incident in which an inmate was killed.
SAN FRANCISCO — Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks tries for his first win in four starts since beating the Cardinals on June 16 as he pitches the series opener against the San Francisco Giants. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, starts 9:15 p.m.
NEWTON, Iowa — Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for decades. On June 29, the ARCA outfit made history — starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 590 words, photos.
— BASKETBALL BRAWL-REFEREES: A video shows players and referees trading punches at an Amateur Athletic Union basketball game in an Atlanta suburb.
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