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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



CHICAGO — Democrat J.B. Pritzker capitalized on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s unpopularity and disfavor with GOP President Donald Trump to be elected Illinois governor and lead an overwhelmingly victorious ticket in Tuesday’s election. Declaring, “We make no small plans,” the 53-year-old billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, who largely self-financed a campaign to his first elective office, rode to victory over a first-term incumbent whose legacy will be his role in a record-long budget standoff with a Democratic-controlled Legislature. By John O’Connor and Sara Burnett. SENTL 650 words, photos.


CHICAGO — Democrats dominated in Illinois on Tuesday, winning all statewide offices and flipping two Republican-held congressional seats, including one that’s been in GOP hands for decades. Billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker defeated Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner , who conceded the race less than an hour after polls closed, while Democratic state Sen. Kwame Raoul topped Republican attorney Erika Harold for the open attorney general seat. By Sara Burnett and John O’Connor. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— TAX FRAUD-SENTENCE: A fifth and final defendant charged in an Illinois tax-fraud scheme has been sentenced to more than eight years behind bars.

— CDK GLOBAL-CEO-KRZANICH: The former CEO of Intel is being named as the top executive at CDK Global, a suburban Chicago-based company that provides technology to auto dealers. With AP Photo.



LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The popular perception of the Chicago Bears is a dominant defense has done all the work, but quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and coach Matt Nagy point to the bottom line as proof of the contrary — five wins and the fifth-most points scored in the NFL. UPCOMING: 600 words.


NEW ORLEANS — The Chicago Bulls, who won a road game Monday against the New York Knicks behind Zach LaVine’s career-high 41 points, play at New Orleans on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT.


CHICAGO — Jeremy Colliton knows all about Joel Quenneville’s legacy with the Chicago Blackhawks. He thinks he knows what to do, too. Chicago is hoping Colliton’s fresh perspective will help the team get back on track after he became the 38th head coach in franchise history on Tuesday, taking over when Quenneville was fired after a wildly successful run with the Blackhawks. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 800 words, photos.


LINCOLN, Neb. — AJ Bush finally will get to play a game at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium. His opportunity has come in a way he never could have imagined when he showed up in Lincoln fresh out of high school in 2014. He left after two years to search for playing time, and he’s found it at his fourth school, Illinois, where he won the starting quarterback’s job for his only season there as a graduate transfer. As much as Bush wants to not make a big deal out of his return Saturday, he knows it would be disingenuous to say it’s not. By Eric Olson. SENT: 650 words, photos.


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