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

August 6, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Illinois. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

CHICAGO VIOLENCE

CHICAGO — Police say weekend shootings in Chicago left at least 11 people dead and about 70 wounded. The violence peaked early Sunday, including one shooting on the city’s South Side that injured eight people. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

MIDTERMS-MICHELLE OBAMA

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote. By Ashley Thomas. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MUSIC FEST-TEEN DIES: Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after attending the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

— SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-PRESIDENT: The newly appointed leader of Southern Illinois University says he wants to heal divisions following the polarizing tenure of the school system’s former president.

SPORTS:

CUBS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chicago Cubs play the Kansas City Royals. 7:15 p.m.

YANKEES-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO — The New York Yankees play the Chicago White Sox. 7:10 p.m.

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