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

November 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, says an attorney for the guard’s family who filed a federal lawsuit. Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a hospital early Sunday following the shooting at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, just south of Chicago. By Don Babwin. SENT: 450 words, photos. Will be updated on merits.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois House tourism committee will open the General Assembly’s fall session with questions about the future of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The committee on Tuesday will question officials with the museum. Its fundraising foundation wants state tourism money to help pay off $9 million owed on a decade-old loan used to buy Lincoln artifacts. But questions about the authenticity of a stovepipe hat purportedly belonging to Lincoln have created negative publicity. By John O’Connor. SENT: 130 words. Developing from 10 a.m. CT committee hearing.


CHICAGO— Michelle Obama kicks off a national tour Tuesday in Chicago promoting her book, “Becoming.” She will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey during an event at the United Center. By Michael Tarm. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, video. Event begins at 8 p.m. CT.


ROCKFORD, Ill. — An Illinois man convicted of murder based on shoddy ballistic evidence in 1994 is asking for his case to be dismissed before his second trial begins Tuesday, alleging police and prosecutorial misconduct. Patrick Pursley spent more than two decades in prison before additional ballistic testing proved police were wrong about the gun they said was used in the homicide. Developing from 9 a.m. CT Winnebago County Court hearing.


— BOY SHOT-ILLINOIS: Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in central Illinois. The shooting happened Monday evening near downtown Decatur.

— ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL-RAUNER-PRITZKER: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker will make a joint appearance at the state’s Bicentennial celebration Dec. 3.


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