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 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes. SENT: 580 words, photos.



SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Labor Relations Board is moving forward with giving step increases to unionized state workers. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


WAUKEGAN, Ill. — An Illinois official says Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted a school board member a pardon for his nearly 40-year-old felony conviction. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— DANVILLE-POLICE SHOOTING: Friends and relatives of a man fatally shot by Danville police want more information about what happened.

— UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO-TESTS: Scores from the SAT or ACT will be optional for students applying to the University of Chicago.

— SUPREME COURT JUSTICE: The second black justice in the Illinois Supreme Court's 170-year history is preparing to take the oath of office.

—HEAT WARNING: The National Weather Service says high temperatures in the middle to possibly upper 90s Saturday through Monday will lead to potentially hazardous conditions in Chicago.

— AIRPORT GRANTS: Three Illinois regional airports are receiving nearly $12 million in federal grants to make improvements to runways and terminals.

— CHICAGO POLICE-DOUBLE FATAL: The trial of a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago resulting from the 2015 fatal police shooting of a teenager and a grandmother is set to start with jury selection.

— SIU STUDENT-DEATH: Closing arguments are set to begin in trial of man charged with first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student.



CHICAGO — The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians look to salvage a four-game split against the Chicago White Sox after back-to-back losses. By Andrew Seligman. 2:10 p.m.


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