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AP-IL--Election 2018-Illinois,ADVISORY, IL

October 12, 2018

EDITORS:

NEWS DIRECTORS:

The Associated Press in the coming weeks will move stories previewing the 2018 election in Illinois. The stories and photos will move individually leading up to the Nov. 6 vote, but are available to be used together in a package ahead of Election Day. Advisories informing you of our text and visuals plans for Election Day and that night will move at a later date.

In addition to the stories below, the AP will cover unfolding developments, with stories on merits.

If you have any questions, please contact News Editor Roger Schneider at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org .

This advisory is subject to change and will be updated weekly.

Moving Sunday, Oct. 14.

ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE-ILLINOIS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Republicans, who made gains in the General Assembly in 2016 with substantial financial help from wealthy Gov. Bruce Rauner, go it alone this year because their benefactor is trailing badly in his re-election bid against a Democratic challenger in what experts believe will be a big Democratic year. By John O’Connor. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

Moving Saturday, Oct. 20

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-ILLINOIS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Incumbent GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner faces Democratic businessman J.B. Pritzker in the Nov. 6 election for Illinois governor. By John O’Connor and Sara Burnett. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

Moving Sunday, Oct. 21

ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-ILLINOIS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democratic state Sen. Kwame Raoul faces GOP candidate Erika Harold, an attorney and former Miss America, in the Nov. 6 election for Illinois attorney general. The race became an open seat following Lisa Madigan’s announcement that she would not run for a fifth term. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

Moving Saturday, Oct. 27

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-ILLINOIS

CHICAGO — A look at the key U.S. House races in Illinois. By Sara Burnett. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

Moving Sunday, Oct. 28

ELECTION 2018-COMPTROLLER-ILLINOIS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democrat Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is challenged by Republican Darlene Senger in the Nov. 6 election. By John O’Connor. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

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