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

August 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

SINCLAIR-TRIBUNE-TERMINATED

NEW YORK — Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is filing a lawsuit against Sinclair, citing breach of contract. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. wanted the Chicago company’s 42 TV stations and had agreed to dump almost two dozen of its own to score approval by the Federal Communications Commission. Tribune claimed Thursday that Sinclair used “unnecessarily aggressive and protracted negotiations” with the Department of Justice and FCC over regulatory requirements and that it refused to sell the stations it needed to. SENT: 300 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— BUFFETT FOUNDATION-ILLINOIS: The foundation of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s son plans to invest $30 million in a central Illinois campus of facilities to help people with drug addiction and bring together social services.

— MEGACHURCH FOUNDER-ILLINOIS: The leadership of a massive Chicago-area evangelical church is stepping down and has apologized to women who accused the megachurch’s founder of sexual harassment. With AP Photos.

— ILLINOIS STATE FAIR-CARNIVAL INSPECTIONS: Illinois officials will make routine inspections of all amusement rides at the Illinois State Fair. The Illinois Department of Labor says inspectors will be reviewing 65 rides at the state fair’s Carnival Midway, Adventure Village, and Happy Hollow pavilions. The state fair opens Thursday and closes Aug. 19.

— DETAINEE TOILETS-LAWSUIT: A new federal lawsuit accuses the Cook County Sheriff’s Office of violating the rights of detainees by monitoring them through video cameras while they use toilets in courthouse holding cells.

SPORTS:

FBN--BEARS-BENGALS

CINCINNATI — Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky expects to see his first action of the preseason when the Bears (0-1) play the Bengals (0-0), who showcase their revamped offensive line. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 6 p.m. CT

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