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AP-IL--Illinois News Digest 1:30pm, IL

October 11, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Herbert McCann is on the desk.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

US ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-ILLINOIS

QUINCY, Ill. — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker meet for the final face-to-face debate before the Nov. 6 election. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Will be updated following 7 p.m. start of debate.

BUSINESS:

SEARS-STOCK SLIDE

NEW YORK — Sears is being pummeled before the opening bell on a report that banks are pushing the 130-year-old retailer to liquidate. Sears is based outside of Chicago in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It still employs 89,000 people. SENT: 200 words.

EARNS-WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens beat fourth-quarter earnings expectations with an assist from some recently acquired Rite Aid stores, and the nation’s largest drugstore chain started fiscal 2019 with a largely better-than-expected outlook. SENT: 350 words, photo.

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT:

TRUMP-KANYE WEST

WASHINGTON — Declaring that his Make America Great Again hat makes him “feel like Superman,” rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office. The rapper also spoke against stop-and-frisk policing policies, which Trump recently expressed support for. Trump said he was open to other ideas. West, who’s from Chicago, tells Trump that this strategy is detrimental. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 250 words, photos.

With:

— TRUMP-KANYE WEST-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

OBAMA FOUNDATION-GIRLS ALLIANCE

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation is launching an initiative aimed at boosting educational opportunities for girls around the world. SENT: 130 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— WWII MARINE IDENTIFIED: A Chicago-area Marine killed during World War II has returned home after 75 years being buried in Hawaii as an unknown serviceman.

— CAPE GIRARDEAU-BRIDGE SHOOTING: Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot on the Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Illinois State Police on Thursday released details of the shooting that occurred Sunday on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Dalvin Taylor of Cairo, Illinois.

— DEPAUL-CONSERVATIVE CRITICS: Two conservative activists are criticizing DePaul University after the Chicago school denied a request for an on-campus event.

— FRAUD CHARGE: A Chicago-area retirement planning adviser faces federal charges for allegedly defrauding older clients out of more than $2.5 million.

— CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL TOUR: An annual architectural tour of more than 250 structures across Chicago and just outside the city limits will take visitors to three neighborhoods that it has never ventured into before.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG TEN MEDIA DAY

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant “storm clouds” are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 875 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

The Wisconsin-Michigan crossover game tops Big Ten’s schedule. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN-PLAYING TRICKS

A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten’s reputation for stodgy football. By Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

Also:

— FBC--ILLINOIS-WILLIAMS: Illinois has dismissed sophomore safety Bennett Williams from the football team.

— FBN--BEARS-DOLPHINS CAPSULE PREVIEW

— BKN--EASTERN CONFERENCE PREVIEW

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