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AP-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IL

July 31, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon state employee and a labor union have reached a settlement over her lawsuit seeking payback of obligatory union fees, marking the first refund of forced fees since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that government workers can’t be required to contribute to labor groups, the employee’s lawyers said Monday. The Supreme Court ruling on June 27 involved Illinois state government worker Mark Janus, who argued that everything unions do, including bargaining with the state, is political and employees should not be forced to pay for it. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 650 words, photos. Moving in national services.


INDIANAPOLIS — Members of an Indiana family who lost nine loved ones when a tourist boat sank in Missouri plan to speak at a news conference about their lives after “our family tree has been broken.” The Coleman family’s attorneys say Tuesday’s news conference in Indianapolis would also detail additional legal filings after a federal lawsuit was filed in Kansas City seeking $100 million in damages on behalf of two of the nine Coleman family members killed in the sinking. Seventeen of the 31 people aboard were killed in the sinking. Others killed were from Arkansas, Illinois and Missouri. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated following news conference scheduled for 12:30 p.m. CT.


ATLANTA — An Illinois man who worked as a spokesman for a “darknet” marketplace used for illegal online sales is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Atlanta. Ronald L. Wheeler III of Streamwood, Illinois, pleaded guilty in March to a charge of conspiracy to commit access device fraud. SENT: 120 words. Will be updated following 1 p.m. CT hearing.


— LOTTERY-POLICE FUNDS: A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty.

— EARNS-ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND: Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $566 million. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of $1 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.02 per share.

— BANK ROBBERIES-SENTENCING: A federal judge has handed a 38-year-old man a 19-year prison sentence for two bank robberies in southern Illinois.



PITTSBURGH — The NL-Central leading Chicago Cubs begin a brief two-game set with the surging Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Jon Lester (12-3, 3.06 ERA) starts for Chicago against Jameson Taillon (7-8, 3.73). By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 6:05 p.m. CT


CHICAGO — The Kansas City Royals visit the Chicago White Sox for the opener of a three-game series between the worst teams in the AL Central. Danny Duffy pitches for last-place Kansas City, and James Shields gets the ball for Chicago. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT.


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