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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage ADVISORY 8:30 am, IL

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. The Treasury Department’s rules released Thursday target moves by states like New York, New Jersey and California — where residents could see substantial increases in their federal tax bills next spring because of the $10,000 cap on state and local deductions. By Marcy Gordon And Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,100 words.


— MATTOON-ILLINOIS SCHOOL SHOOTING: A teenager who shot another student at an Illinois school cafeteria has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm.

— AARON SCHOCK-CORRUPTION CASE: A Chicago-based federal judge will preside over the public corruption trial of former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock.

— LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE-CHILD SUPPORT: A child-support check sent to the wrong ex-wife has given the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor 30 more days to rectify the late payment.

— HEARING AID BILL-YOUNG LOBBYIST: Gov. Bruce Rauner calls him “one of the youngest, most effective lobbyists” in Illinois. Hunter Martin’s two-year lobbying effort ended this week when the Republican governor signed a law requiring insurance companies to pay for replacement hearing aids every three years for children under 18.



CHICAGO — Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs take on Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. Baez and Suarez are competing for the NL lead in RBIs. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2:20 p.m.


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