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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

May 8, 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. Caryn Rousseau 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NEW YORK _ Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps and strike, drawing attention to what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities Wednesday, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. They’re timing their protests in advance of Uber’s initial public stock offering. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 430 words, photo.


—CHICAGO-BABY FOUND: A newborn baby boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being found atop a trash can on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

—BOY SLAIN-ILLINOIS: The court-appointed attorney for the northern Illinois man accused of murdering his 5-year-old son wants a psychological evaluation of his client.

—SPORTS COMPLEX-COST: The cost for a new track and soccer facility at the University of Illinois has bounced 50% higher.

—GREAT LAKES-DISASTER MAPS: Members of Congress want to modernize computer maps that assess which natural resources and infrastructure in the Great Lakes region are most vulnerable to disasters.



CHICAGO _ The Chicago Cubs take on the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in the third game of the teams’ four-game series at Wrigley Field. So far the series is split. Chicago won Tuesday night and Miami won Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. CT.


CHICAGO _ The Chicago Cubs say they are investigating a fan using what appeared to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism behind a black television reporter who was on the air. The reporter was Doug Glanville, a former major league outfielder who played three seasons for the Cubs. SENT: 170 words, photos.


CLEVELAND _ The Chicago White Sox look to keep their winning momentum going in Cleveland on Wednesday evening as they take on the Indians in the third game of a four-game road series. Chicago won the first two games at Progressive Field. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:10 p.m. CT.


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