Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



AURORA, Ill. — Police say seven people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in suburban Chicago.


DARIEN, Ill. — Police say three members of the same family have been found dead in a home in west suburban Chicago.


— USG-ACQUISITION: German building materials maker Knauf is buying American building products maker USG in an approximately $7 billion deal.

— BAR EXAM: Illinois has become the 30th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam allowing state attorneys to more easily practice in other states.



CHICAGO — The Indians and White Sox open a four-game series with Carlos Carrasco starting for Cleveland and Lucas Giolito for Chicago. Carrasco was 3-0 in four starts against the White Sox last season. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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