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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

May 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

XGR--ILLINOIS-GRADUATED INCOME TAX

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ Advocates of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax are planning to take it to a vote in the Illinois Senate. The plan to replace the state’s 4.95 percent flat tax with a graduated system that puts a heavier burden on more affluent residents could be called in the Senate Wednesday. The Democratic governor says 97% of taxpayers would see no tax increases. The plan would need voter approval in November 2020 if it’s approved by extraordinary legislative majorities. By John O’Connor. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from afternoon Illinois Senate session.

CHICAGO TERRORISM ARREST-SENTENCING

CHICAGO _ A multiday sentencing hearing is wrapping up for a suburban Chicago man convicted of terrorism for trying to detonate what he thought was a powerful bomb next to a crowded bar. After two days of testimony for the prosecution, attorneys for 25-year-old Adel Daoud get their chance Wednesday to call witnesses as they seek leniency for their client. Daoud is accused of trying to ignite the fake bomb in downtown Chicago in 2012 when he was 18. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 140 words, photo. Will be updated. Developing from hearing that resumes at 10 a.m. CT.

HAWAII-HELICOPTER CRASH

HONOLULU _ The father of a 28-year-old pilot says his son was among three people killed in a Hawaii helicopter crash. Bobby Berridge said Tuesday his son Joseph Berridge moved to Honolulu from New Mexico to pilot Hawaii helicopter tours. Officials say all three onboard the helicopter died Monday when it crashed in Kailua, a Honolulu suburb. Honolulu’s Medical Examiner’s office said 28-year-old Ryan McAuliffe of Chicago was one of the passengers, with identification of the final passenger still pending. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher. SENT: 420 words, photos.

With: HAWAII-HELICOPTER CRASH-THE LATEST: The Latest on a fatal Hawaii helicopter crash.

IN BRIEF:

—DRUG CASE-MURDER TRIAL: A trial is underway of a man accused in the 2012 murder of an informant who cooperated with a federal investigation into a central Illinois drug ring.

—GUN GRAB-FIT FOR TRIAL: A suburban Chicago man wounded by police in 2017 during an alleged attempt to grab a police officer’s gun has been found fit for trial.

—CHICAGO-IMPOUND LAWSUIT: Chicago’s vehicle impound policies are being challenged in a class-action lawsuit.

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO _ The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles are scheduled to play a doubleheader Wednesday after Tuesday’s game was postponed due to rain. Chicago’s Carlos Rodón and Baltimore’s David Hess are scheduled to start Game 1, with Ivan Nova and Andrew Cashner going Game 2 after having their turns pushed back a day. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game 1 starts at 3:10 p.m. CT.

BBO--CUBS-MARINERS

SEATTLE _ Marco Gonzales looks to become the first six-game winner in baseball as the Seattle Mariners face the surging Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. The Cubs have won 10 of 13. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Games starts at 5:40 p.m. CT.

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