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

June 11, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Lamanta Reese lived much of his gang life in virtual reality, posting videos on YouTube of him and others taunting rivals. He died at age 19 in the real world, bleeding from his head onto a porch on Chicago’s South Side after one of those gang rivals, prosecutors say, shot him 11 times. Another possible factor in his slaying: A smiley-face emoji Reese posted that the suspected gunman may have interpreted as a slight about his mom. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 910 words, photos.




PEORIA, Ill. — A judge says the remains of famous Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen can be moved to Illinois from New York, nearly 40 years after his death. Joan Sheen Cunningham believes moving her uncle’s remains to Peoria, Illinois, will improve his cause for sainthood. UPCOMING: 250 words.


MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University officials are considering how to address the university’s declining student enrollment. SENT: 130 words. Will updated.


— EAST CHICAGO-TOXIC SEDIMENT: The government says dredging of a ship canal in northwest Indiana has begun as environmental regulators continue to study off-site disposal options for highly contaminated sediments.

— LAKE SHELBYVILLE RESORT: State officials plan to reopen bids for a resort along Lake Shelbyville in central Illinois.

— USG-ACQUISITION: German building materials maker Knauf is buying American building products maker USG in an approximately $7 billion deal.

— BAR EXAM: Illinois has become the 30th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam allowing state attorneys to more easily practice in other states.

— PARTY SHOOTING-ILLINOIS: Police say seven people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting at a child’s birthday party in suburban Chicago.

— THREE DEAD: Police say three members of the same family have been found dead in a home in west suburban Chicago.

— SUPREME COURT-WRIGLEY FIELD: The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field.

— SOUTH BELOIT-SHOOTINGS: Officials say a former city council member in northern Illinois and his son died in a weekend murder-suicide.



CHICAGO — The Indians and White Sox open a four-game series with Carlos Carrasco starting for Cleveland and Lucas Giolito for Chicago. Carrasco was 3-0 in four starts against the White Sox last season. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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