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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

March 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NEW YORK _ The arrest of singer R. Kelly has focused the lens of the #MeToo movement on young victims of sexual abuse. Experts say there are many reasons why girls don’t come forward when they are abused. They’re often at a disadvantage because the abusers are powerful people in their lives. They may fear being punished if it’s someone they’ve dated, ostracized if it’s a relative, or stigmatized if it’s someone at school. Lara Kaufmann of Girls Inc. says that victim-blaming is common. By Maryclaire Dale and Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 2,180 words, photos. An abridged version has moved at 980 words.


CHICAGO _ Experts in Illinois say the state has a lot at stake going into next’s year U.S. Census. An analysis has found that at least $34 billion in federal funding for programs that directly assist Illinoisans is tied to census figures. Another report found that Illinois could lose congressional seats if the upcoming count finds a population loss. UPCOMING: 350 words.


—CAROLINE KENNEDY-FORUM: Judson University says Caroline Kennedy will headline this year’s World Leaders Forum in suburban Chicago.

—TROUT FISHING SEASON: Four new sites have been added for this year’s Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season.



CHICAGO _ The Chicago Blackhawks host the Vancouver Canucks on Monday at the United Center. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CT.


PHOENIX _ The Chicago Bulls take on the Phoenix Suns in a Monday road game. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. CT.


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