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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

March 1, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ILLINOIS LOTTERY-GLITCHES

CHICAGO _ The Illinois Lottery’s transition to a new central gaming system has caused troubles in parts of Illinois, including overpayments to winners, problems with vending machine scratch-off sales and some employees being unable to log into the system. Illinois Lottery spokesman Jason Schaumburg says the issue has been addressed and resolved. UPCOMING: 350 words. Photo pursuing.

IN BRIEF:

—CHICAGO COMMUTERS-TRAIN DELAYS: Switch and signal problems that caused delays to thousands of Chicago commuters have been resolved.

—CHICAGO-MEASLES THREAT: Travelers passing through Chicago’s Midway International Airport last week may have been exposed to measles.

—CENSUS ASSISTANCE GRANTS: Community organizations may apply for $4 million in grants to gear up for the 2020 Census and to help immigrants interact with government agencies.

—U OF ILLINOIS-SOLAR: The University of Illinois is looking to build a second solar farm on campus-owned land to help meet the university’s clean-energy targets.

—FEDERAL DISTRICT-BICENTENNIAL: The federal court system in Illinois where Abraham Lincoln argued cases before becoming president and where Al Capone saw his Prohibition Era crime spree come to an end is marking the 200th year since its founding.

SPORTS:

BKN--BULLS-HAWKS

ATLANTA _ The Atlanta Hawks, coming off an overtime win over Minnesota, will try for another home win when they face the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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