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

February 13, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ A House committee plans to hear Democrats’ plans to increase the Illinois minimum wage to $15 over six years. The Labor and Commerce Committee has scheduled a Wednesday afternoon hearing on Chicago Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi’s legislation. Major business interests oppose the pace of the phase-in. By John O’Connor. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from 2 p.m. CT hearing.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Authorities say two people are dead following a kidnapping, attempted carjacking and lengthy police chase that started in Missouri and ended in Illinois. Police allege a 39-year-old man kidnapped his girlfriend and their child Tuesday night in Jefferson City, Missouri. The woman was shot but survived. She escaped with her child after the man drove into Illinois, where he fatally shot a 67-year-old man during an attempted carjacking. The suspect died after exchanging gunfire with police. SENT: 160 words. Will be updated.



NEW YORK _ First-time documentary filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler lugged their cameras to Central Park in New York one day to capture the last few people still passionate about roller skating. Two young African-American skaters told them skating wasn’t dead _ it just went underground. Winkler and Brown decided to go find it. Five years and 500 hours of footage later, they’ve emerged with the HBO film “United Skates,” a fascinating look at the rich African-American subculture of roller skating. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 810 words, photo.


—FATHER’S KILLING-NEW TRIAL: A judge in central Illinois has granted a new trial to a man who has spent more than 27 years in prison for his father’s stabbing death.

—HAMILTON EXHIBIT-CHICAGO: The world premiere of an exhibit based on the Broadway hit “Hamilton” will be delayed three weeks in part due to recent subzero temperatures in Chicago.

—COMPUTER ILLITERACY-APPEAL: A Chicago-based appeals court says a trial judge was right to enhance an embezzler’s prison sentence on grounds she took advantage of her Indiana victim’s computer illiteracy.

—CHICAGO POLICE COMMANDER KILLED-MEMORIAL: A memorial service will be held to mark the anniversary of the death of a Chicago police commander who was shot and killed while chasing a suspect.

—CHICAGO TEACHER-SEXUAL ABUSE: Sexual abuse charges have been filed against a Chicago Public Schools teacher for allegedly abusing a former student.



MESA, Ariz. _ The first day of reporting by the pitchers means fresh arms and positive outlook for the Cubs rotation and boatload of relievers. UPCOMING: 500 words.


—BBN--CUBS-TV NETWORK: The Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group are launching a regional sports network in 2020 that will be the team’s exclusive TV home. SENT: 150 words, photo.


GLENDALE, Ariz. _ It’s Year 3 of the Chicago White Sox rebuild, with top prospect Eloy Jimenez on the way, hard-throwing Michael Kopech on the mend and free agent Manny Machado nowhere in sight. GM Rick Hahn and manager Rick Renteria assess the state of the South Siders as pitchers and catchers officially report for spring training. UPCOMING: 500 words.


CHICAGO _ Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies meet Lauri Markkanen and the Chicago Bulls in a matchup between struggling teams Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.


EVANSTON, Ill. _ Vic Law and Northwestern host Rutgers on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa _ The Illinois State Redbirds take on the Northern Iowa Panthers in a Wednesday road game. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.


PEORIA, Ill. _ The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers play the Bradley Braves on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.


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