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

September 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NAPERVILLE, Ill. — When the Democratic Party told Lauren Underwood she needed to raise $100,000 in six weeks to get her campaign for Congress off the ground, she wasn’t sure what to do. The nurse from suburban Chicago had never run for office, and her fundraising experience was mostly limited to selling Girl Scout cookies for $4 a box. “Why would I know how to do this?” recalls the 31-year-old, who missed that target but went on to defeat six men in her Democratic primary and become one of the party’s top prospects in November. “We were figuring it out, the whole way through.” By Sara Burnett. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.


WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama’s recent denunciation of President Donald Trump’s treatment of the press overlooks the aggressive steps the Justice Department took to keep information from the public during his administration. Obama also made a problematic claim that Republican “sabotage” has cost 3 million people their health insurance. Obama campaigned in Illinois and California last week, with more politicking planned. By Calvin Woodward and Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.


CHICAGO — Jury selection is expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke after the effort was called off for a day due to a scheduling conflict for the judge. Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, 16 times in 2014. The questioning of prospective jurors is to continue Wednesday. So far five of the 12 jurors are in place. The judge will also seat four alternates. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated on merits.


— CHICAGO AIRPORT-STABBING: Police say a man stabbed and wounded another man during an argument near a parking area at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The stabbing happened early Wednesday and police say the men in their 50s were known to solicit passengers for cab rides at the airport. No airline passengers were involved.

— PEORIA-HOTEL AUCTION: A bankruptcy auction of two Peoria hotels was called off after the effort attracted no bidders. As a result of Tuesday’s action, the Marriott Pere Marquette and the adjoining Courtyard by Marriott will be acquired by the union pension fund that provided the hotels’ financing.



CHICAGO — The two top teams in the NL Central play their series finale on Wednesday night. Brewers starter Chase Anderson (9-7) is unbeaten in his last nine starts, while Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (11-10) is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA over his last three outings. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:05 p.m. CT.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Heath Fillmyer starts for the Royals and Carlos Rodon is on the mound for the White Sox as the down-and-out AL Central rivals conclude their three-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:15 p.m. CT.


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