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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

JORDAN’S FATHER

LUMBERTON, N.C. — One of two men serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Michael Jordan’s father is slated to begin his latest bid to convince a court that he didn’t do it. A Wednesday hearing in North Carolina will consider the argument by Daniel Green that he helped dump James Jordan’s body but didn’t kill him. Green was convicted of first-degree murder, and two state courts upheld the conviction. Among the defense filings is a claim that several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated after court hearing begins.

IN BRIEF:

— COUPLE SLAIN-MISSOURI: Authorities are looking in the Chicago area for an 18-year-old who is charged with killing his father and his father’s girlfriend in the couple’s suburban St. Louis home while visiting them.

— COMMUNITY HEALTH GRANTS: Five Illinois community health centers are receiving more than $36 million in federal funds to help provide affordable health care in underserved rural and urban areas.

— STEEL PLANT MOVE: An Illinois steel company has finalized plans to move its operations to northwestern Indiana. The office of Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that Alliance Steel plans to invest $19.7 million in Gary, about 25 miles from its plant in Bedford Park, Illinois.

— DELTA QUEEN: The historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday to help the riverboat that was sidelined a decade ago by a federal law prohibiting overnight excursions on wooden vessels. With AP Photos.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE: Michigan regulators have issued a permit that allows more anchor supports to bolster twin oil pipelines in the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac.

— CHICAGO POLICE-SERGEANTS: Chicago Police have worked hard to reduce the number of homicides in the city and now they’re making a move they hope will increase the number of homicides they solve.

SPORTS:

FBN--BEARS QUARTERBACKS

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears figure to provide an update on their quarterback situation after Mitchell Trubisky sat out his second straight game because of a right shoulder injury. If he’s not available, Chase Daniel figures to get another start when they meet the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words.

HKN--BLACKHAWKS-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The struggling Chicago Blackhawks, who’ve lost four straight games, visit the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks have led only once in their last seven games — at the end of a 5-4 overtime win at Florida on Nov. 24. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 9:30 p.m. CT

BKC--OHIO STATE-ILLINOIS

CHICAGO — Kaleb Wesson, C.J. Jackson and No. 19 Ohio State look to go to 8-1 when they face struggling Illinois at the United Center. The Illini are 2-6. UPCOMIING: 600 words, photos. Game time 6 p.m. CT.

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