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

December 24, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



CHICAGO _ Relatives have held a lakeside vigil in Chicago for a 24-year-old college student days after she vanished while swimming in Lake Michigan. Eddisa Concepcion and two men jumped into the lake Friday morning at North Avenue Beach for a quick dip, but they encountered dangerous waters. SENT: 130 words.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ Some tourists visiting Springfield are disappointed that the partial federal government shutdown has left Abraham Lincoln’s home closed to public tours. The Lincoln Home National Historic Site was closed after the partial shutdown began late Friday. UPCOMING: 130 words.


_ SCHOOL DISTRICT-SALARY SETTLEMENT: Two assistant high school principals in southwestern Illinois will receive $600,000 in back pay to settle a federal lawsuit over sex-based pay discrimination.


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