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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

March 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO _ The Chicago drive-by killing of Zack Stoner, a trailblazer of a uniquely dangerous genre of news, has led one of his friends and fellow gangland reporters to start carrying a gun. Shawn Cotton says the still-unsolved slaying made him realize just how risky the work of going into street-gang areas to interview gang members and rappers really is. He’s always looking over his shoulder now. And these days he says he thinks “every day about getting shot.” By Michael Tarm. SENT: 1,170 words, photo, video.


—GIRL KILLED-CHICAGO: Chicago police say a 2-year-old girl was killed when she was ejected from a vehicle that crashed after fleeing police.

—DECATUR MOTHER-MURDER CHARGES: Illinois lawmakers plan a hearing about the death of a 2-year-old Decatur girl who died from starvation and deprivation.

—DAVENPORT SHOOTING DEATH: An 18-year-old from Illinois is suspected of killing a woman near a Davenport shopping center.

—MACARTHUR FOUNDATION-GRANT: A Chicago foundation is launching the second $100 million grant competition open to organizations that can identify a critical social problem and propose a lasting solution.

—POLICE SHOOTING-ELGIN: Elgin city council members have approved hiring an outside firm to investigate a police officer’s fatal shooting of a woman.


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