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

January 7, 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. Jeff Karoub 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

NEW LAWMAKER-ILLINOIS

CHICAGO _ A Chicago political and community organizer has been appointed to the Illinois Senate to finish the term of Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul. A group of Democrats appointed Robert Peters on Sunday to serve out Raoul’s term through 2020. A group of Democrats appointed Robert Peters on Sunday to finish Raoul’s term through 2020. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SPRINGFIELD ART CENTER: The Springfield Art Association has opened a new $1.8 million Visual Arts Center.

_ 1981 KILLING-SULLIVAN COUNTY: Police are seeking the public’s help as they look for a break in a western Indiana woman’s unsolved 1981 killing.

SPORTS:

FBN--BEARS WRAPUP

LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ The Chicago Bears made a huge jump in their first season under coach Matt Nagy. They won the NFC North after four straight last-place finishes and made the playoffs for the first time in eight years. They just wish it was still going, but Philadelphia knocked them out, 16-15 in a wild-card game on Sunday. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

HKN--FLAMES-BLACKHAWKS

CHICAGO _ Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames close out a four-game trip with a visit to Chicago to face the Blackhawks. Chicago is opening a three-game homestand. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m.

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