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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

January 25, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



MINNEAPOLIS _ An arctic wave has wrapped the Upper Midwest in numbing cold. But the worst may be yet to come. The deep freeze caused organizers of the Winter Carnival in Minnesota to cancel several events, including Thursday night’s parade through downtown St. Paul. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has closed its six outdoor skating rinks because of the cold weather. Forecasters say the frigid weather is expected to linger into next week, with even colder temperatures midweek. SENT: 280 words, photo.



—CHICAGO POLICE-LAQUAN MCDONALD: A Chicago man is facing federal charges alleging he threatened the life of the white police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald.

—ATLANTA KILLING: Authorities say one suspect in an Atlanta killing has been arrested in Missouri and another in Illinois.

—POSEN MAYOR-CHARGES: A former mayor of a Chicago suburb is being accused of embezzling village funds.

—MUSEUM-COMIC BOOK ART: The work of a legendary comic book artist will be on display this year at a suburban Chicago museum.



CHICAGO _ Tobias Harris and the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Chicago has lost 11 of 12. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.


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