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

July 24, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 said Monday he didn’t know a candidate for Chicago mayor planned to hand out $200,000 to churchgoers at a service where the governor also spoke, a scene that prompted opponents to accuse the Republican of trying to buy votes for his own re-election. Rauner, who’s facing a tough fight for a second term this fall, said he learned “after the fact” that Willie Wilson distributed the cash and checks at an African-American church Sunday morning and was “pretty upset” about it. By Sara Burnett. SENT: 400 words, photo. Moved Monday and available for use.


— POTHOLE DEATH-SETTLEMENT: The Chicago City Council is expected to approve a $4 million settlement to the family of a man who was killed when he hit a pothole and was thrown from his motorcycle.

— DONATION RETURNED: Leaders in a suburban Chicago community have returned a $60,000 anonymous donation after it raised ethical questions. A couple donated it to Cary early this year to help fund the replacement of village entryway signs.

— CONSOLIDATION LEGISLATION-RAUNER: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing some county clerk offices to absorb the functions of election commissions that currently operate separately.

— MISSING SWIMMER-LAKE MICHIGAN: Authorities say one swimmer was rescued and another is missing amid choppy Lake Michigan waters off of a northwestern Indiana beach.

— DAVENPORT FIRE-BODY: A jury has convicted a man of killing an Illinois man whose body was found burning near a Davenport street.



CHICAGO — Javier Baez and the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs continue their series against Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kyle Hendricks starts for Chicago, with Clay Buchholz expected to be activated from the disabled list and pitch for Arizona. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:05 p.m. CT.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Felix Pena faces Carlos Rodon when the Los Angeles Angels continue their four-game series with the Chicago White Sox. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 9 p.m. CT


CHICAGO — Ohio State and Wisconsin are once again favored to win their divisions and meet in the Big Ten’s football title game. The question remains if the Badgers can actually get over the hump this season. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


DETROIT — The Mid-American Conference holds its annual preseason football media day at Ford Field on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 600 words.


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