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

July 9, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Ed White, followed by Herb 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



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.


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,” Judge Richard Brown said, referring to racial segregation. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— 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 suburban 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.



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.


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