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

June 12, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PEORIA, Ill. — School officials in central Illinois have decided to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from an elementary school and instead honor the area’s first black female doctor. The Peoria Public Schools board voted Monday to rename Woodrow Wilson Primary School after Dr. Maude Sanders. District officials have been considering a name change since an employee raised concerns last year about the district’s lack of minority representation. The primary school’s name came under scrutiny due to Wilson’s ties with racism and segregation. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



DANVILLE, Ill. — Authorities say police officers in eastern Illinois fatally shot a man when he didn’t drop a gun after they stopped his vehicle. The shooting happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday after Danville officers responded to a call about a man threatening someone with a gun. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits.


NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A police sergeant is being honored for his quick actions in rescuing a young child from a busy roadway in suburban Chicago. The Naperville Police Department posted dashcam video of last month’s rescue by Sgt. Anthony Mannino on its Facebook page Monday. The department’s post says the child “escaped his mother’s watchful eye” and wandered along Route 59 as traffic whizzed by. SENT: 130 words, video.


— CHICAGO GANGS-GANG BOOK: The Chicago Crime Commission has unveiled its first new street-gang guide in six years, detailing changes in where and how 59 Chicago gangs operate. The 400-page publication, called The Gang Book, was released Tuesday by the crime-prevention group. SENT: 130 words, photos.

— CHICAGO BRIDGE FALL: Officials say an 18-year-old man died after falling backward off a bridge in downtown Chicago and landed on the sidewalk below.

— SHOOTING DEATH-CHILD: A northwestern Indiana couple have been charged with neglect after a young boy they were babysitting found a gun in a bedroom and fatally shot himself.

— TRUMP-BLAGOJEVICH: The Republicans in Illinois’ congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency. Trump has said he is considering commuting the Democrat’s sentence for corruption. Blagojevich has served about six-and-a-half years of his 14-year sentence.

— PEOPLE-EDDIE VEDDER: Eddie Vedder’s support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong. The Pearl Jam frontman’s new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy tickets to the July 6 Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field.

— EBONY TEST KITCHEN: A historic preservation organization is working to preserve the kitchen where Ebony magazine tested recipes for its monthly feature “A Date with a Dish.” Landmarks Illinois says it recently acquired the test kitchen and materials for $1.

— CHICAGO HOMELESS: Dozens of Chicago’s homeless have been forced to pack up their belongings and leave an area along the Chicago River they have long called their own.

— TINY HOMES-CHICAGO: To solve Chicago’s affordable housing crisis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on developers to think small. The mayor is asking housing developers for more information on whether tiny houses can solve the city’s growing homelessness problem.

— DAY CARE DEATH-APPEAL: An Illinois appeals court has upheld the conviction of a suburban Chicago woman in the January 2009 death of a toddler in her care.



MILWAUKEE — Losers of seven straight to Chicago, the Milwaukee Brewers send Chase Anderson (4-5) to the mound as they try to jump back into first place in in the NL Central. The Cubs will try to build on their half-game lead with Tyler Chatwood (3-4) on the hill. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT.


CHICAGO — Adam Plutko looks to make it four wins in four starts for Cleveland when the Indians recall him from Triple-A to face the Chicago White Sox. The AL Central leaders have won five of six after taking the opener of the four-game series. Chicago’s James Shields is seeking his first win since opening day. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT.


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