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

October 11, 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. Jeff Karoub 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

US ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-ILLINOIS

QUINCY, Ill. — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker meet for the final face-to-face debate before the Nov. 6 election. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Will be updated following 7 p.m. start of debate.

SEARS-STOCK SLIDE

NEW YORK — Sears is being pummeled before the opening bell on a report that banks are pushing the 130-year-old retailer to liquidate. Sears is based outside of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It still employs 89,000 people. SENT: 200 words.

OBAMA FOUNDATION-GIRLS ALLIANCE

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation is launching an initiative aimed at boosting educational opportunities for girls around the world. SENT: 130 words, photo.

EARNS-WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $1.51 billion. SENT: 180 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— FRAUD CHARGE: A Chicago-area retirement planning adviser faces federal charges for allegedly defrauding older clients out of more than $2.5 million.

— CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL TOUR: An annual architectural tour of more than 250 structures across Chicago and just outside the city limits will take visitors to three neighborhoods that it has never ventured into before.

— UI-BUSINESS COLLEGE: The University of Illinois Gies College of Business is now behind football coach Lovie Smith when he answers questions about the team.

— SISTER JEAN-AWARD: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is the winner of Illinois’ 2018 Senior Hall of Fame award.

— STATE PARKS-IMPROVEMENTS: State officials have released more than $14 million for improvements to state parks.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

The Wisconsin-Michigan crossover game tops Big Ten’s schedule. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN-PLAYING TRICKS

A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten’s reputation for stodgy football. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

BKC--BIG TEN MEDIA DAY

ROSEMONT, ILL. — Big Ten coaches and players along with commissioner Jim Delany gather for the conference’s annual media day. Michigan reached the NCAA championship last season, losing to Villanova 79-62. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BKC--CHICAGO’S CYCLONES

AMES, Iowa — Chicago dealt Iowa State a major blow a few years back when the Bulls poached Fred Hoiberg. Cyclones fans might warm up to the Windy City again when they see the talent that Steve Prohm, Hoiberg’s successor, has brought in from the Midwest’s basketball hotbed. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKN--OBIT-TEX WINTER

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. SENT: 340 words.

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