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

May 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — A small central Illinois community is receiving $1.5 million in federal funds to revitalize its aging downtown infrastructure. Mount Sterling plans to use the funds to make its sidewalks more handicapped-accessible. The city will also install LED lighting and update its streetscape. SENT: 130 words.


— ROCKFORD POLICE-DASHBOARD CAMS: A state grant will help the Rockford Police Department equip all its squad cars with dashboard cameras. The agency received a $200,000 grant from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

— VALPARAISO-FACTORY REDEVELOPMENT: VALPARAISO — A developer plans to build apartments and townhouses with convenient commuter bus service to Chicago at the site of a former windshield wiper factory in northern Indiana. Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins Properties has proposed a $78 million investment at Valparaiso’s former Anco factory site.



CHICAGO — Jose Quintana starts for the Chicago Cubs against the Atlanta Braves on Monday in the makeup of an April 15 rainout. After the game at Wrigley Field, the teams travel to Atlanta for three more games beginning on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 1:20 p.m.


CHICAGO — Danielle Kang shoots at a floating green in the Chicago River and looks back on her first major title at the 2017 KPMG LPGA Championship at nearby Olympia Fields. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


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