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AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 6pm, IL

August 6, 2018

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 chifax@ap.org. Herbert McCann is on the desk.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



CHICAGO — At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday attributed the dozens of shootings to gangs, the illegal flow of guns and sweltering August heat that drew more people outside. The victims ranged in age from 11 to 63, according to police. One teenage girl died after being shot in the face. A teenage boy was fatally shot riding a bike Sunday afternoon. Other shootings took place at a block party and a funeral. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 690 words, photos.



OSWEGO, Ill. — Authorities are trying to identify the remains of a man found by kayakers in a river in northern Illinois. Doug Bosco said he was “shocked” Saturday when he pulled on a boot that was snagged in debris. There were bones inside. He and fellow paddler George Stenitzer then found more bones and a skull. “I noticed there was an upside boot that was snagged. A lot of times you find old boots that get stuck,” Bosco said. SENT: 205 words.


WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote. The former first lady, a co-chairwoman of a nonpartisan organization to encourage voting, announced Monday that the When We All Vote Week of Action will be held Sept. 22-29. She said members of When We All Vote will be traveling the country to register voters and get them excited about the November midterm elections. By Ashley Thomas. SENT: 290 words, photo.



BISMARCK, N.D. — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Monday amended a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit it filed last August against three environmental entities after a federal judge criticized the original filing as vague and threatened to throw it out of court. ETP initially sued Greenpeace, BankTrack and Earth First, alleging the “rogue eco-terrorist groups” worked to undermine the $3.8 billion pipeline that’s now moving oil from North Dakota to Illinois.

By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 505 words.


— BUFFETT FOUNDATION-DECATUR: The foundation of Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett says it’s making an “unprecedented investment” in health care in Decatur.

— CHICAGO MAYOR-TERM LIMITS: Organizers say they have enough signatures to ask voters to consider term limits for Chicago mayors.

— LOLLAPALOOZA-TEEN DIES: Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after attending the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

— SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT: The newly appointed leader of Southern Illinois University says he wants to heal divisions following the polarizing tenure of the school system’s former president.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Cubs play the Kansas City Royals. 7:15 p.m.


CHICAGO — The New York Yankees play the White Sox. 7:10 p.m.


— BBA--WHITE SOX MOVES: The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.


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