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

August 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



GREENFIELD, Mass. — Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren’t here to read books. Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they’re taking their daily dose of buprenorphine. The drug, often known by the brand name Suboxone, is meant to control their heroin cravings and is commonly smuggled into jails and prisons. Correction facilities in Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey and Washington state recently launched buprenorphine programs, joining New York City’s Rikers Island, Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a handful of others that have provided methadone to certain inmates for years. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 900 words, photos.


— RURAL ELECTRICITY-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Illinois will receive more than $15 million in federal money to construct an electric transmission line in southern Illinois. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the $15.3 grant for Illinois is part of nearly $350 million in 20 rural electric projects in 14 states.

— ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM-FREE ADMISSION: The Illinois Bicentennial will be on full display this weekend — for free. The Illinois State Museum will participate in the Illinois Office of Tourism’s Doors Open Illinois program. Admission will be free on Aug. 11-12 for the new exhibition “Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection.”



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chicago Cubs are starting Mike Montgomery, who was a 2008 Royals’ first-round pick, for the middle game of their series against Kansas City, which is starting rookie RHP Brad Keller. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:15 p.m. CT


CHICAGO — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees meet the Chicago White Sox in the second of a three-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. CT.


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