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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



CHICAGO — Jury selection is set to resume Tuesday for the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. Three women and two men have been picked so far for the jury. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated on merits.


— CHICAGO HOTELS-STRIKE: A strike targeting 25 downtown Chicago hotels is entering a fifth day as housekeepers, cooks and others remain off the job. With AP Photos.

— POLICE MISCONDUCT: A new study has determined that taking civilian complaints more seriously could substantially reduce the most serious cases of police misconduct and the costs to Chicago taxpayers from legal settlements.

— SEXUAL ABUSE-SENTENCING: A northern Illinois man has been sent to prison for sexually abusing and assaulting several female relatives.

— CHICAGO VIOLENCE: A shooting near a high school on Chicago's South Side has left three teenagers seriously injured. Chicago police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller says two people are in custody and a gun and casings have been recovered in the shooting around 4 p.m. Monday outside Chatham Academy High School in Burnside. Charges are pending.

— TOLLWAY MAP-ART CONTEST: The Illinois Tollway invites high school students to compete for the chance to have their art appear on the cover of the 2019 Tollway map.



CHICAGO — The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs fight for control of the NL Central as their final series of the season continues at Wrigley Field. The Brewers beat the Cubs 3-2 on Monday night to move within one game of the division leaders. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:05 p.m. CT


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller gets the start as he tries to finish out a strong rookie season when the Kansas City Royals continue their series with the Chicago White Sox. By David Smale. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:15 p.m. CT.


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