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BC-IL--Illinois News Digest 6pm, IL

May 9, 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. Herbert McCann is on the desk.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 FBI has added a man to its Ten Most Wanted list who’s accused of killing his wife just hours after their 2012 wedding. The FBI says 37-year-old Arnoldo Jimenez of Chicago may have fled to Mexico. Jimenez is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Estrella Carrera in his Maserati the morning after their May 11, 2012, wedding and dragging her body into the bathtub of her suburban Chicago apartment. She was wearing the silver sequined cocktail dress she had on during her wedding reception. SENT: 360 words, photo.


CHICAGO _ Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to speak at a Roman Catholic church about his banishment by Facebook from its main service and Instagram. Father Michael Pfleger defends his decision to invite Farrakhan to his church, saying he was responding to the Facebook ban as a defender of free speech. Illinois Holocaust Museum official is criticizing Pfleger for ``giving hatred a platform.″ UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.


_CHAMPAIGN-MAN KILLED-SENTENCING: A central Illinois man who expressed remorse for killing a man while trying to collect a drug debt has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

_BOY SLAIN-ILLINOIS: The American Civil Liberties Union says investigators assigned to look into the well-being of an Illinois boy beaten to death were overloaded with other child abuse cases.

_LEGISLATIVE SEAT-EX-LAWMAKER’S SON: The son of a former state legislator has been named to fill an Illinois House vacancy.

_POLICE PROTESTER-SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: The Illinois attorney general’s office will prosecute the misdemeanor battery case of an activist accused of scuffling with police during a protest.

—TRANSGENDER PRISONER: Advocates for a transgender inmate who received rare approval from Illinois prison authorities to move from a men’s to a women’s prison have asked Gov. J.B. Pritzker to grant her clemency so she can be released immediately.

—UI STUDENT-SEX ASSAULT: A University of Illinois senior has been charged with sexually assaulting a female student at a fraternity in 2017.

—PLANT FIRE-ILLINOIS: Officials have identified the fourth victim of an explosion at a northern Illinois silicone plant and say a memorial is planned Friday morning at the site. Photo.

—ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER-TOPINKA MEMORIAL: The Democratic Illinois comptroller has dedicated a memorial to a trailblazing Republican politician.

—STRAY BULLET-FATAL: A Cook County judge has denied bail to a man accused of providing the gun used in a shooting that left a Chicago mother of three dead.

—FLOODING-DISASTER DECLARATION: The Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for parts of northern Illinois affected by flooding earlier this year.

—HACKING CHARGES-SENTENCING: A three-year prison sentence has been handed a man found guilty of hacking the servers of a northern Illinois company after he was fired.

—WRIGHT HOUSE-VISITOR CENTER: There are plans to open a visitors’ center in Rockford for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Laurent House, which opened as a museum four years ago.



CHICAGO _ Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered and the Chicago Cubs won for the 10th time in 11 games, beating the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Thursday. Bryant sparked a two-run first with his sixth homer in 12 games. Rizzo connected for the sixth time in 11 games with a two-run drive in the fifth against Trevor Richards. And the Cubs overcame another shaky outing by Yu Darvish. The four-time All-Star walked six — one shy of a season high — in just four innings, giving him 11 in his past two starts. Though he allowed just one run and one hit, only 50 of his 97 pitches were strikes. By Avery Yang. SENT: 500 words, photos.


CLEVELAND _ Carlos Carrasco held Chicago to two hits, Jordan Luplow hit his first two home runs of the season and the Cleveland Indians defeated the White Sox 5-0 on Thursday in a game that was called after five innings following a rain delay of 2 hours, 34 minutes. The rain began to fall steadily in the third inning and continued before the umpires called for the tarp prior to the top of the sixth. The rain stopped and the tarp was briefly pulled after about two hours, and the grounds crew worked on the infield. By Steve Herrick. SENT: 550 words, photos.


BOSTON _ Former major league pitcher Bobby Jenks has agreed to accept a $5.1 million settlement from Massachusetts General Hospital and a doctor he says caused his career-ending spine injury. The Boston Globe reports that Jenks reached an out-of-court settlement Wednesday with the Boston hospital and the doctor the day before his medical malpractice suit was scheduled to start. Jenks played seven years in the majors from 2005 until 2011 with the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. SENT: 150 words, photo.


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