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

July 30, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



GOSHEN, Ind. — When ICE put out a request for new immigration detention centers, a northern Indiana county that backed Donald Trump for president seemed like a natural fit. But in a community where immigrants, a significant number in the country illegally, play important roles, a proposal to build a 1,200-bed facility put families, businesses and decision-makers on a tightrope. Since 2011, contractors have proposed detention centers in seven communities near Chicago, from the exurb of Crete, Illinois, to the steel center of Gary, Indiana. “This is a game of whack-a-mole,” said Fred Tsao of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, who has worked with activists to push a number of those proposals to defeat. By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 2,800 words, photos. An abridged version of 950 words has also been sent. Moved in advance and available for immediate use.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed against the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The federal lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of two members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when the boat sank July 19 on Table Rock Lake in Branson. Others killed were from Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.


NEW YORK — McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it’s not messing with the makings of its most famous burger. The company is celebrating the 1968 national launch of the double-decker sandwich whose ingredients of “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a sesame seed bun” were seared into American memories by a TV jingle. But the milestone comes as the company reduces its number of U.S. stores. McDonald’s said Thursday that customers are visiting less often. Other more trendy burger options are reaching into the heartland. By Food Industry Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 600 words, photo.


— OBAMA LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION: Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process.

— WWII LETTER: A Post Office custodian in suburban Chicago has returned a World War II letter he recently found while moving storage cabinets to the son of the soldier who wrote it in 1944 from France.

— MATTOON-ILLINOIS SCHOOL SHOOTING: An Illinois high school student accused of shooting a classmate last year has waived his right to a jury trial.

— LOLLAPALOOZA-SECURITY: There will be more security at this year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, where Bruno Mars, Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys are among the headliners for the four-day event. The festival starts Thursday.

— CATERPILLAR-RESULTS: Caterpillar’s second-quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations thanks in part to the blistering pace of construction and demand for big machines, a the company boosted its full-year earnings forecast again. With AP Photo.

— DUSABLE MUSEUM-FILM FESTIVAL: The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago will host the #ChangeFest film festival in September.

— CHARTER SCHOOL-VILLAGE OF MEN: Quest Charter Academy in Peoria is seeking volunteers for its “Village of Men” to welcome students back to school.


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