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

August 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother’s drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 530 words, photos.


— CHICAGO POLICE-OVERSIGHT: The Illinois attorney general’s office might be looking to a federal judge to decide whether Chicago police officers should record each time they point a gun at someone.

— VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS SETTLEMENT: Illinois will use a $108 million settlement with Volkswagen over the company’s cheating on emissions tests to improve air quality, mostly by replacing old diesel engines with more environmentally friendly options.

— WAREHOUSE FIRE-SENTENCE: A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to six years behind bars for a 2016 fire that destroyed a furniture warehouse where he worked, causing more than $122 million in damages.



CHICAGO — Tight end Nick O’Leary, running back Travaris Cadet and perhaps even quarterback AJ McCarron get one last opportunity to make Buffalo’s roster when the Bills wrap up the preseason at Chicago. Don’t expect any Bears starters to get on the field after new coach Matt Nagy sat them last week. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Northwestern opens this season on an eight-game winning streak. Purdue owns a three-game winning streak. On Thursday, the two resurgent programs will try to take their first step toward dethroning No. 4 Wisconsin as the West Division champion. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7 p.m.


CHICAGO — The Boston Red Sox visit the Chicago White Sox for the opener of a four-game series. Rick Porcello pitches for major league-leading Boston, and Lucas Giolito gets the ball for Chicago. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.


ATLANTA — The Chicago Cubs play the Atlanta Braves. 6:35 p.m.


In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn’t necessarily unthinkable, but it certainly was an outlier. Not so much anymore. Three of the Big Ten’s six new starters were in high school a year ago. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, by 4 p.m.


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