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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

May 24, 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 Ken Kusmer.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ Decades later, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 moments after it took off from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history. The DC-10 was destined for Los Angeles when it lost one of its engines on May 25, 1979, killing 273 people, including all 271 people onboard and two others on the ground. The AP is republishing its original report to mark the 40th anniversary of the disaster. By Marc Wilson. UPCOMING: 1,320 words, photos.


AUSTIN, Texas _ Texas authorities are expected to face sharp questioning over why cellphone video Sandra Bland took during her confrontational 2015 traffic stop never publicly surfaced until now. Lawmakers say they want answers Friday after the 39-second clip emerged earlier this month. By Paul J. Weber. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated. Developing from 8 a.m. CT hearing.


WASHINGTON _ Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who have autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. A new training simulation using virtual reality headsets is being rolled out by Aon, the company best known for developing the Taser. The company is partnering with Chicago police to train its officers and plans to make it available to police departments across the U.S. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 960 words, photo, video.


—DEPORTATION ASYLUM-CHICAGO CHURCH: U.S. immigration officials have told a pregnant Mexican woman who had taken sanctuary inside a Chicago church that she can stay in the U.S. until after the baby is born.

—EX-GARY SUPERINTENDENT CHARGED: The former superintendent of Gary schools is seeking a jury trial on charges that she double-billed the cash-strapped district for expenses at a conference in California.



CHICAGO _ Kyle Hendricks looks to go to 4-0 in May as the Chicago Cubs open a weekend series Friday against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs are coming off a four-game split with Philadelphia. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball for the Reds. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:20 p.m. CT.


MINNEAPOLIS _ The first-place Minnesota Twins return home from a winning week-long West Coast road trip to host the division rival Chicago White Sox starting Friday for a three-game series. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. CT.


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