AP-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IL
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 firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A wintry storm is battering much of the Midwest early Monday, bringing blizzard-like conditions that have grounded hundreds of flights and closed major highways at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. The Chicago Department of Aviation reported early Monday that average departure delays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are 77 minutes, and the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 350 flights headed to or from the U.S. were canceled. SENT: 250 words, photos. Will be updated with developments.
CHICAGO TERRORISM ARREST
CHICAGO — The six-year-old case of a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was a bomb in Chicago may be nearing a resolution. A Chicago federal judge hears arguments Monday on a defense motion to let 25-year-old Adel Daoud enter an Alford plea, in which he doesn’t admit guilt but concedes evidence will lead to his conviction. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated following 1:30 p.m. CT hearing.
CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED
DES PLAINES, Ill. — A funeral takes place Monday for a Chicago police officer who was shot and killed by a gunman in a South Side hospital last week. Jimenez rushed to the hospital after a man fatally shot a doctor in the parking lot. The gunman ran into the building, where he fatally shot pharmacy resident Dayna Less. In an exchange of gunfire with police he shot and killed the 28-year-old Jimenez before killing himself. Less’ funeral also is Monday. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits and photos. Developing from officer’s funeral, scheduled for 11 a.m. CT in Des Plaines.
— HOLIDAY EXPRESS: A festive holiday train has started its journey through Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Missouri. The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train started its journey last week in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The struggling San Antonio Spurs continue their four-game road trip with a visit to Chicago to face the lowly Bulls. The Spurs have dropped three of four, and the Bulls have lost six of seven. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT.
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