Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 6 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. Herbert McCann 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

DOCTORS-GUNS

CHICAGO — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation's largest physicians group bowed to unprecedented demands from doctor-members to take a stronger stand on gun violence — a problem the organizations says is as menacing as a lethal infectious disease. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 610 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DANVILLE POLICE SHOOTING

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.

MARIJUANA-OREGON

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's top federal prosecutor has charged nine people with financial and drug crimes in a scheme that involved defrauding banks and using the money to start illegal marijuana grow houses and fund an interstate pot distribution ring, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The current case began as a major fraud investigation and grew into a drug probe that stretched into California and Illinois, federal prosecutors said in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 470 words, photo.

DROPPING WOODROW WILSON

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 Peoria-native Dr. Maude Sanders. "The fact is we don't have enough of our history displayed, talked about, and taught in our schools," said Board President Martha Ross. "Our kids need somebody to look up to and it's not just black kids, all kids will look up to Peoria's first black doctor." SENT: 260 words.

RUNAWAY CHILD RESCUED

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.

MEDICINE

DOCTORS-GUNS

CHICAGO — With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation's largest physicians group bowed to unprecedented demands from doctor-members to take a stronger stand on gun violence — a problem the organizations says is as menacing as a lethal infectious disease. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 610 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— BRIDGE CLOSURE-SABULA: A car ferry from Iowa to Illinois is up and running as residents wait for the opening of a bridge connecting the two states.

— WRONGFUL CONVICTION-CHICAGO: A former Chicago police detective is refusing to answer questions about his investigation that led to the murder conviction of a man who was exonerated after spending more than 20 years behind bars.

— 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.

— 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.

SPORTS

BBN--CUBS-BREWERS

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.

With:

— PEOPLE-EDDIE VEDDER: Eddie Vedder's support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong.

BBA--INDIANS-WHITE SOX

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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