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AP-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IL

May 17, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Tom Davies 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Chicago Plan Commission is expected on Thursday to consider approving the proposal for building the Obama Presidential Center at Jackson Park on the city’s South Side. Developing on merits from 10 a.m. meeting.


CHICAGO — A judge in Chicago will decide whether a suspect in the shooting of a federal agent must remain jailed pending trial. Thursday’s detention hearing in federal court for 28-year-old Ernesto Godinez comes a week after his arrest. He is charged with forcible assault of an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits from 8:30 a.m. hearing.



DIXON, Ill. — Charges were filed against a student who was wounded by a police officer after firing shots in a northern Illinois high school hallway while staff and seniors were meeting for a graduation rehearsal, Illinois State Police announced late Wednesday. Matthew A. Milby, 19, of Dixon is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated discharge at a school employee and aggravated discharge at a school building. Milby, who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a school resource officer, was hospitalized with what authorities describe as non-life-threatening injuries. SENT: 450 words, photos. Will be updated on merits.


— AMTRAK SHOOTING-LEGISLATION: U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and John Hoeven of North Dakota marked the anniversary of the shooting of an Amtrak conductor in suburban Chicago with the introduction of legislation that would make such an attack a federal crime.

— CHICAGO CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Thousands of young singers from across all Chicago neighborhoods are coming together for a Chicago Children’s Choir performance. Organizers say 4,800 youth representing all 57 Chicago zip codes will perform at the May 24 Paint the Town Red concert in Millennium Park.

— LATINO SUMMIT-CHICAGO: Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to address a conference in Chicago on economic issues facing the nation’s Latinos.

— OBAMA FOUNDATION: Former President Barack Obama has introduced the first group of his foundation’s fellows. The 20 fellows who met Wednesday with Obama in Chicago were described as civic innovators from 11 countries.

— OFFICER-TRAFFIC CRASH-GARY: A former northwest Indiana sheriff’s officer who authorities say struck a man with his squad car while intoxicated at the 2016 Gary Air Show is suing over his dismissal.



Charlie Young, a student at the University of Illinois and a self-described baseball geek, was at the right place at the right time when the Illini became one of the increasing number of college teams to delve into analytics. When coaches want to know about a pitcher’s velocity or spin of the ball out of his hand or a hitter’s exit velocity and launch angle off the bat, Young is their man. He grew up near Chicago, in Naperville, and his interest in analytics piqued after the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. By Eric Olson. SENT: 900 words, photos.


ATLANTA — Braves rookie Mike Soroka will face Cubs veteran lefty Jon Lester as Atlanta and Chicago play the decisive game of their three-game series on Thursday night. By George Henry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 6:35 p.m. CT


CHICAGO — Cole Hamels gets the ball as the Texas Rangers open a four-game series against the major league-worst Chicago White Sox. James Shields pitches for Chicago. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT


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