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

July 12, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black Chicago teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


CHICAGO — An ex-Lithuanian lawmaker appeared faint and had to be helped to a seat in court as a U.S. judge refused to halt her extradition to her homeland, where she says she exposed a network of influential pedophiles. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 130 words. Developing.


BEIJING — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. By Yanan Wang. SENT: 320 words, photos.



ELKHART, Ill. — A Springfield couple has purchased the historic mansion that sits atop Elkhart Hill, one of the last remaining unsold pieces from the sprawling 785-acre Old Gillett Farm. SENT: 130 photos. UPCOMING: 250 words. Pursuing photos.


CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District is being urged to extend lifeguard patrols after the recent drowning of a 13-year-old girl. The Chicago Tribune reports that lifeguards on beaches along Lake Michigan punch out at 7 p.m., although there’s still plenty of daylight to swim. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.


CHICAGO — Size apparently didn’t deter thieves from stealing a 300-pound sculpture from a former Chicago church. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words.


— EMERGENCY LANDING-INTERSTATE: An Indiana man flying a small plane made an emergency landing on the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 in Illinois.

— KIDNAPPING-GUILTY PLEA: A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after burglarizing her suburban Chicago home and taking her to Indiana.

— RIVERFRONT REI-CHICAGO: Outdoor retailer REI plans to open a 40,000-square-foot store along the Chicago River that will offer kayak and paddleboard rentals, giving customers direct access to the water.

— BP WHITING-SULFUR REDUCTION: BP says a $300 million project that will reduce sulfur levels in gasoline made at its sprawling northwestern Indiana refinery could create up to 500 construction jobs.



HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — David Toms comes into the Constellation Senior Players Championship looking to build on his win at the U.S. Senior Open. He had gone more than seven years without a victory on either the senior or regular tour before winning at the Broadmoor two weeks ago. Scott McCarron, with seven top-10 finishes this year and a win at the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge last month, comes in looking to defend a bittersweet comeback victory in last year’s Senior Players. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


SILVIS, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeau looks to defend his title as the John Deere Classic gets underway in the Quad Cities. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m.


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