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

November 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who took office four years ago promising to reverse high taxes and overspending but instead snagged himself in a budget stalemate with Democrats, faced voters Tuesday along with Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker, who says he will be a cooperative leader. Pritzker, a billionaire who held a strong lead over Rauner in most polls, hoped to capitalize not only on Rauner’s lack of popularity but broader dissatisfaction with GOP President Donald Trump. By Sara Burnett and John O’Connor. SENT: 500 words, photos. Will be updated.


CHICAGO — Democrats are looking to return to dominance in Illinois on Tuesday, when the party could retake the governor’s office, win all other statewide seats and flip as many as four GOP-held congressional districts. Enthusiasm has been higher than normal, as Democrats push back against President Donald Trump and his policies and Republicans try to hold on to some power in the left-leaning state. Election officials said last week that mail and early voting numbers had already surpassed the total for 2014 and were almost on pace with 2016. Turnout during presidential election cycles is typically much higher than for midterms. By Sara Burnett and John O’Connor. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

— With: ELECTION 2018-ILLINOIS-THE LATEST. Updates throughout the day and after the polls close at 7 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation’s largest death row, California officials said Monday. Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a security check at San Quentin State Prison late Friday. He was sentenced to death on Oct. 5 by an Orange County judge for killing five women in California, and previously faced the death penalty for three murders in Illinois. By Don Thompson. SENT: 600 words, photos. Moved late Monday and available for use.


— DRUG-INDUCED DEATH-GUILTY PLEA: A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to supplying a fatal dose of methadone to a 15-year-old student from Spain.

— EARNS-ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND: Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $536 million. The Chicago-based company said it had net income of 94 cents per share.

— SERVICE MEMBERS-HOLIDAY GIFTS: Illinois first lady Diana Rauner is encouraging the sending of greeting cards and socks to service members as part of the 2018 Holiday Hero Drive.



CHICAGO — The Blackhawks have fired three-time Stanley Cup winning coach Joel Quenneville. General manager Stan Bowman announced the startling dismissal of Quenneville and assistants Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson on Tuesday and appointed Jeremy Colliton the new coach. Chicago was off to a 6-6-3 start and missed the playoffs last season. SENT: 150 words. Will be updated.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame opens its season at home Tuesday night against Illinois-Chicago. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m. ET


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