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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 POLICE-LAQUAN MCDONALD
CHICAGO — A trial is set to begin for one current and two former Chicago police officers accused of trying to cover up what happened when a white officer fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald. David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney are charged with felony conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice after they allegedly falsified reports to protect Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times in October 2014. By Don Babwin. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated from trial scheduled to start 11 a.m. CT
JAILED LITHUANIAN-PEDOPHILE RING
CHICAGO — An appeals court will hear oral arguments in the case of a former Lithuanian judge and lawmaker jailed in Chicago and fighting extradition to her homeland. Neringa Venckiene’s lawyers will ask the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to delay her extradition on Tuesday until her U.S. asylum application is processed. Government attorneys will argue there are no legal grounds to delay it. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois General Assembly convenes Tuesday for the final three days of its fall legislative session. The focus this week is on the House. It is poised to take override action on vetoed legislation which the Senate voted to reverse two weeks ago. By John O’Connor. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits.
— LINCOLN PRIZE-BUSH: Former President George W. Bush will receive a prestigious leadership prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. The foundation says Bush will receive the 2019 Lincoln Leadership Prize during a ceremony on April 1 in Chicago. With AP Photo.
CHICAGO — The Vegas Golden Knights visit Chicago, which could see Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini make their Blackhawks debut after being acquired Sunday in a trade with Arizona. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT
CHICAGO — Loyola-Chicago hosts No. 5 Nevada in a matchup between teams that met in the Sweet Sixteen last season. The Ramblers beat the Wolf Pack on the way to the school’s first Final Four since winning a barrier-busting NCAA championship in 1963. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame (5-1) plays the final of seven straight home games to start the season when Illinois visits Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Illinois (2-4) snapped a four-game skid with a win Sunday over Mississippi Valley State. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 6 p.m. CT
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