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

December 17, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

BOEING-EMBRAER

CHICAGO _ Boeing is buying a majority stake in Embraer’s commercial aircraft and services operations for $4.2 billion. The joint venture, announced Monday, gives Boeing 80 percent ownership of those operations, with Embraer owning the remaining stake. SENT: 130 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ POST OFFICE-SOLDIER: President Donald Trump has signed a resolution naming a suburban Chicago post office for a fallen soldier. The post office in Warrenville in DuPage County will be known as the Corporal Jeffery Allen Williams Post Office Building.

_ ELEVATOR RESCUE: Chicago fire officials say crews using ladders rescued 15 people who were trapped in an elevator that had become stuck in a building. UPCOMING: 130 words.

_ TREE DEATH: Authorities say a 50-year-old man has died after a tree fell on him while he was working in his yard in northwestern Indiana.

SPORTS:

FBN--BEARS-DIVISION CHAMPS

LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ The Chicago Bears endured a long gap between playoff appearances before making a big leap to the top of the NFC North. They clinched the division with a victory over the Green Bay Packers. And now, they can focus on a playoff run. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BKN--BULLS-THUNDER

The Chicago Bulls visit the Oklahoma City Thunder.

BKC--CHICAGO ST-NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. _ Northwestern looks to go to 8-3 when it hosts Chicago State. The Wildcats rallied from 15 down with less than 10 minutes left to beat DePaul on Dec. 8. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

BKC--WESTERN ILLINOIS-NORTHERN ILLINOIS

Western Illinois plays Northern Illinois at NIU Convocation Center.

BKC--INCARNATE WORD-ILLINOIS-CHICAGO

Incarnate Word plays Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion.

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