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

August 24, 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. Ed White 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Illinois attorney general is planning to meet with Chicago Archdiocese officials to discuss seven priests with links to the state who were included in a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse. SENT: 130 words. Developing.



CHICAGO — A Chicago high school principal is being criticized after telling parents that she favors a conservative dress code to prevent sexual abuse. Melanie Beatty-Sevier recently told parents, “Why should we allow students to dress provocatively?” The video was obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times . Freshmen girls at King College Prep say they were told to be covered from shoulder to knee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 280 words.


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. The Treasury Department’s rules released Thursday target moves by states like New York, New Jersey and California — where residents could see substantial increases in their federal tax bills next spring because of the $10,000 cap on state and local deductions. By Marcy Gordon And Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,100 words.


— PARASITIC ILLNESS-MCDONALD’S: Federal health officials say they have confirmed more than 500 cases of people who became sick with an intestinal illness after eating McDonald’s salads.

— KANKAKEE RIVER-BOYS DIE: The father of two Indiana boys who drowned in a river has been charged with felony neglect in their deaths after allegedly telling police he had used heroin before taking his sons to the waterway.

— FISH KILL-LIBERTYVILLE: Hundreds of fish died in a suburban community’s lake when oxygen levels plummeted after an herbicide was applied to combat aquatic plants.

— FIRE-HISTORIC RESTAURANT: A celebrated suburban Chicago restaurant has been significantly damaged by fire. Owners of the Maple tree Inn say they’ll rebuild.

— MATTOON-ILLINOIS SCHOOL SHOOTING: A teenager who shot another student at an Illinois school cafeteria has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm.

— AARON SCHOCK-CORRUPTION CASE: A Chicago-based federal judge will preside over the public corruption trial of former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock.

— LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE-CHILD SUPPORT: A child-support check sent to the wrong ex-wife has given the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor 30 more days to rectify the late payment.

— HEARING AID BILL-YOUNG LOBBYIST: Gov. Bruce Rauner calls him “one of the youngest, most effective lobbyists” in Illinois. Hunter Martin’s two-year lobbying effort ended this week when the Republican governor signed a law requiring insurance companies to pay for replacement hearing aids every three years for children under 18.



CHICAGO — Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs take on Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. Baez and Suarez are competing for the NL lead in RBIs. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2:20 p.m.


DETROIT — Michael Fulmer returns to the mound for the Tigers after missing over a month with an oblique injury. Reynaldo Lopez starts for Chicago. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


MADISON, Ill. — The head of competition for IndyCar said Friday that Robert Wickens’ car performed exactly as it was designed when it tore to pieces during a frightening wreck at Pocono, leaving the Canadian driver hospitalized with serious injuries to his spinal cord and extremities. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 780 words, photos.


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