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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

May 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO _ A federal judge will announce her sentence for a 25-year-old arrested in an FBI terrorism string after trying to ignite what he thought was a real car just outside a Chicago bar. The judge imposing a sentence Monday for Adel Daoud held hearings last week on a sentence. Among the factors Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman has to consider is whether the FBI improperly manipulated a mentally fragile Daoud. Prosecutors want a 40-year prison term. The defense hopes Daoud can be released by 2021. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated. Developing from 2 p.m. CT sentencing announcement.


WAUKEGAN, Ill. _ Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi says search and recovery personnel have found the body of another worker in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone plant that exploded and burst into flames. That brings the death toll to three with one more body believed to be in the debris. There were nine workers in the building at the time of the explosion. The search for the fourth person was called off Sunday evening and will resume Monday. SENT: 400 words, photos.


CHICAGO _ The culinary world comes to Chicago on Monday for the James Beard Awards, which many consider to the Oscars of food. The best chefs and restaurants will be honored at the Lyric Opera House. UPCOMING: 300 words. With list of winners. Developing from end of awards ceremony, about 10:30 p.m. CT.


—SPRING FLOODING: The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday near St. Louis, but officials are watching the forecast closely because more rain is possible in the area this week,

—TEEN SPORTS PHENOM-KILLED: A teen sports standout featured in a Sports Illustrated article about young athletes who would rule the future of sports has been fatally shot.

—LAKE CALUMET-RECREATION: Community and environmental activists are pushing for the opening of Lake Calumet on Chicago’s South Side to public access for recreation.



CHICAGO _ Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs open a four-game series Monday evening against the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are coming off a three-game series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. CT.


CLEVELAND _ The Chicago White Sox head to Cleveland on Monday to start a four-game road series against the Indians at Progressive Field. The White Sox are looking for a win after dropping three games in a row to the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:10 p.m. CT.


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