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

June 12, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 8:30 a.m. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO — The Chicago Crime Commission is unveiling a new street-gang book that’ll serve as a guide for regional police and others keeping tabs on gangs. The official release of the 2018 Gang Book on Tuesday is the first time since 2012 the crime-prevention group has released a new Gang Book. It scrutinizes 59 active Chicago gangs and includes updated gang-turf maps that show gangs continue to splinter. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits after book is officially released at 10 a.m. CDT news conference.


— 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.

— PEOPLE-EDDIE VEDDER: Eddie Vedder’s support of the Chicago Cubs remains strong. The Pearl Jam frontman’s new 7-inch vinyl single will be given out to those who buy tickets to the July 6 Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley Field.

— 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.

— RUNAWAY CHILD RESCUED: A police sergeant is being honored for his quick actions in rescuing a young child from a busy roadway in suburban Chicago.

— 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.



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.


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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