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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

March 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GIRLFRIEND ABUSE-SENTENCE

WAILUKU, Hawaii _ Authorities say a man was on parole for a domestic battery conviction from Illinois when he abused a woman in Hawaii last year. The Maui News reports Royce Turner was sentenced to one year in jail. Turner will serve the Hawaii sentence after he completes his prison term in Illinois, where he was convicted of domestic battery in September 2016. SENT: 140 words.

IN BRIEF:

—U OF ILLINOIS-COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: The University of Illinois says the alumnus who made the largest donation on record to the school will be its commencement speaker this year.

—FEBRUARY WEATHER-ILLINOIS: Weather experts say February was cold and stormy in Illinois with above-average precipitation and below-average temperatures.

—GAMBLING ADDICTION-WEBSITE: Illinois is launching a new state website aimed at helping people affected by gambling addictions.

SPORTS:

BKN--BULLS-PACERS

INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indiana Pacers host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

Also:

—BKC--NORTHERN ILLINOIS-CENTRAL MICHIGAN

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