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AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30pm, IL

July 14, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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PHILADELPHIA — The top state election officials from throughout the U.S., including Illinois, are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and just before President Donald Trump holds one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The annual gathering has typically been a low-key affair highlighting such things as voter registration and balloting devices. This year’s meetings of the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors are generating far greater interest. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 765 words, photos.



KANKAKEE, Ill. — Two county jails in Illinois set a record for receiving $959,000 in federal revenue. Kankakee County’s jails in May broke its previous 2013 record when it received $957,000 in outside inmate bed rental money. Nearly all of the money comes from federal agencies. Bed rental revenue dropped from 2014-2016 before trending upward after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, began housing detainees in the local jails in fall 2016. SENT: 300 words.


LISLE, Ill. — A Chicago guy and a New York guy making a pizza academy together? Doesn’t add up, right? And yet here’s Leo Spizzirri, a Chicago native, and Anthony Iannone from Queens, New York, opening North American Pizza and Culinary Academy in Lisle. “I think we both agree that the classic Italian style is more our favorite,” Iannone said. By Marissa Plescia, Daily Herald. SENT: 800 words, photo.


BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — The first pride parade in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs could be on the march as early as next year, thanks to the efforts of a 12-year-old from Buffalo Grove. Molly Pinta, a seventh-grade student at Twin Groves Middle School, is working with Buffalo Grove officials, her parents and other supporters to organize a parade in her hometown in June, which is Pride Month. By Steve Zalusky, Daily Herald. SENT: 610 words, photo.


— AARON SCHOCK-CORRUPTION CASE: A Jan. 28 trial date has been set for former Illinois Republican Congressman Aaron Schock’s trial on corruption charges, including that he illegally sought reimbursement for a $5,000 chandelier.

— ILLINOIS GOVERNOR-APPOINTMENTS: Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed the chief of operations and technology for the Illinois Lottery to take over as the lottery’s acting director.



SAN DIEGO — Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs take on Luis Perdomo and the San Diego Padres in the second game of their weekend series. The Cubs tied the Milwaukee Brewer in the NL Central with a Friday night 5-4 win over the Padres. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9:10 p.m.


CHICAGO — Reynaldo Lopez will be on the mound for the Chicago White Sox when they host the Kansas City Royals in the second of a three-game series. Danny Duffy will start for the Royals. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m.


CHICAGO — Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a $40 million, two-year contract, bringing the talented and oft-injured forward to his hometown team. Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed the deal Saturday after the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their qualifying offer. That made Parker an unrestricted free agent, clearing the way for him to join the rebuilding Bulls. Parker led Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy to four state championships and starred for one season at Duke before the Bucks drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick in 2014. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 485 words.


SILVIS, Ill. — Michael Kim takes a three-shot lead into the third round of the John Deere Classic. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Scott Parel held a one-stroke lead going into the third round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship, shooting a 6-under 66 on Friday to reach 11 under. The 53-year-old Parel made seven birdies after starting the day two shots off the lead. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 570 words.


WHEATON, Ill. — Trish Johnson and Laura Davies were in the lead heading into the third round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open Julie Inkster and Danielle Ammaccapane were close behind. Julie Inkster and Danielle Ammaccapane were close behind. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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