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AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30 pm, IL

July 10, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SAN DIEGO — Dozens of immigrant children under the age of 5, including some in Illinois, will be released from government custody and reunited with their parents after being separated at the border under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. By Elliot Spagat. Moving on national lines.

With: IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-THE LATEST: A federal judge in Chicago says the government must reunite two immigrant fathers from Brazil with their sons within 72 hours.



ELGIN, Ill. — A Chicago suburb will consider raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine products following a letter from a 9-year-old requesting the mayor help people stop smoking. More than two dozen Illinois communities have done the same. UPCOMING: 250 words.


BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s attorney general is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns in violation of a state law banning large corporations from owning farmland. The pipeline would move North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 410 words.


HUNTLEY, Mich. — The milk giant Dean Foods is closing one of its Illinois plants, affecting 131 jobs. UPCOMING: 200 words.


— PIPELINE EXPLOSION-ILLINOIS: Federal officials say human error caused a natural gas pipeline explosion that killed two men and left two others seriously injured in northern Illinois last year.

— CHICAGO POLICE-DEATHS: A Chicago police officer has died after collapsing at the same station where another officer fatally shot himself over the weekend.

— NATURAL GAS PLANT: An official says construction on a nearly $1 billion natural gas power plant in southwestern Michigan probably has been pushed back to next year.

— PUERTO RICO SHIRT-POLICE: A park police officer has been assigned to desk duty while officials investigate his response to a woman who said she was being harassed for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.

— CHICAGO BUS-STABBINGS: Police say a woman who stabbed a man on a Chicago bus was killed when the man got control of the knife and stabbed her.

— RED CROSS-BLOOD DONATIONS: The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for people to donate blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

— CHICAGO POLICE-DOUBLE SHOOTING: A Chicago police officer who was the subject of a lawsuit in the fatal shooting of a teenager and a grandmother is on trial for charges resulting from a bar fight.

— INDIGENT BURIALS: A ceremony to bury the indigent dead, the dead who were never identified and others will be held at a Catholic cemetery in Chicago.



SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Johnny Cueto makes his second start for the Giants, pitching against the Cubs, since coming off the disabled list from a 61-game absence with an inflamed pitching elbow. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 9:15 p.m.


CHICAGO — Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox open a two-game series against Jose Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts at 7:10 p.m.


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