BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IL
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 email@example.com. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
ST. LOUIS — Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace: the federally protected black vultures, which swoop down and peck newborn calves and other small animals to death. Some cattle producers have lost multiple calves to vulture attacks that have become increasingly common over the past decade or so. Lambs, goats, foals and other animals also have been victimized. SENT: 460 words.
— LAKE MICHIGAN-BEACH RIGHTS: The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide until next year whether to consider arguments from residents of a Indiana community over ownership of the Lake Michigan community’s shoreline. The court is giving the state attorney general’s office an extra two months for a response. Long Beach is the hometown of Chief Justice John Roberts.
— TRAIN-TRACTOR COLLISION: Authorities say a man aboard a farm tractor has died after a holiday crash with an Amtrak train in Illinois’ Bureau County.
— LEAD CONTAMINATION-EAST CHICAGO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will install monitoring wells at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site in East Chicago to look at contaminated groundwater.
— DEAPRTMENT ON AGING-CAREGIVERS: Illinois Department on Aging officials are recognizing National Caregiver Month by noting that caregivers need support, too.
— EPA-TOXIC YARDS: Federal officials have discovered high lead levels in yards on Chicago’s southeast side during searches for another toxic metal.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Coach Matt Nagy addresses the media a day after the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions. UPCOMING: 600 words.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning continue a five-game homestand when they face the Chicago Blackhawks. By Erik Erlendsson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.
CHICAGO — Dwyane Wade returns to his hometown as the Miami Heat visit the Chicago Bulls. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
EVANSTON, Ill. — With its first appearance in the Big Ten championship game coming up, No. 20 Northwestern looks to avoid a letdown against struggling Illinois. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
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