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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

May 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

AUTISM-POLICE VIRTUAL TRAINING

CHICAGO _ The Chicago Police Department plans Wednesday to launch a pilot program that will have officers use virtual reality simulation to train for dealing with people with special needs and mental illness. UPCOMING: 500 words, video. Developing from 10:30 a.m. CT news conference.

IN BRIEF:

—TEEN KILLED-SEX TRAFFICKING: Federal prosecutors are seeking a 40-year prison sentence for man found guilty of sex-trafficking a Chicago teenager who was murdered.

—JUSSIE SMOLLETT: A former judge who wants a special prosecutor appointed in the Jussie Smollett case is back in court with new motions to obtain her goal.

—FLAMINGO EUTHANIZED: Officials at a zoo in Illinois had to euthanize a flamingo after it was struck by a rock thrown by a child.

—LIGHTFOOT-CABINET APPOINTMENTS: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is retaining several appointees of the previous mayor in key posts, including the city’s police superintendent.

—WILD TURKEY HARVEST: Illinois hunters harvested more than 15,000 wild turkeys during the spring season, up from nearly 13,500 last year.

SPORTS:

BBN--PHILLIES-CUBS

CHICAGO _ Cole Hamels makes his first start against his former team when the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies continue their four-game series Wednesday. Hamels won 114 games for the Phillies before he was traded to Texas in July 2015. Philadelphia rookie Cole Irvin tries to go to 3-0. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. CT.

BBA--WHITE SOX-ASTROS

HOUSTON _ Houston’s Gerrit Cole looks to give the Astros their third straight win as they continue a four-game series with the White Sox on Wednesday. Ivan Nova pitches for the White Sox who lost 5-1 on Tuesday night when Justin Verlander allowed just one hit in eight innings. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CT.

Also:

—BKL--WNBA TRADES: The Minnesota Lynx acquired Stephanie Talbot from Phoenix and Alaina Coates from Chicago in two separate trades on Tuesday for draft picks next year.

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