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

November 20, 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. Rick Callahan 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — An argument outside a Chicago hospital turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and killed an emergency room doctor whom he knew, then ran into the hospital and fatally shot a pharmacy resident and a police officer, authorities said. The attacker, Juan Lopez, also died Monday but it was not clear if he took his own life or was killed by police at Mercy Hospital on the city’s South Side, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. Chicago “lost a doctor, pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer, all going about their day, all doing what they loved,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, fighting back tears. “This just tears at the soul of our city. It is the face and a consequence of evil.” By Amanda Seitz And Don Babwin. With AP Photos. SENT: 670 words.


CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED-THE LATEST: CHICAGO — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local):


CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama urged community organizers and social innovators to be patient in their pursuits of wide-scale community change. Obama made the plea during a talk Monday at the Obama Foundation summit in Chicago. SENT: 140 words.


— PLAYOFF GAME-LAWSUIT: Parents of players on a Chicago high school football team have filed a lawsuit, claiming a parent of an opposing player wore a referee uniform and influenced the outcome of the game.



LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears figure to provide an update on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky after announcing he injured his right shoulder in their win over Minnesota on Sunday. UPCOMING: 600 words.


Northern Illinois plays Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium.


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