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

January 5, 2018

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 chifax@ap.org. Caryn Rousseau 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 26-year-old transgender Chicago woman serving a 10-year sentence for burglary is seeking a transfer from a male to a female prison where she says she’ll be less vulnerable to abuse. A federal judge will hear testimony Friday on Deon “Strawberry” Hampton’s transfer request. She says guards single her out for regular sexual abuse, taunting and beatings at the high-security men’s prison she’s at now in southern Illinois. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from 9:30 a.m. CT hearing.


LOS ANGELES — Veteran Golden Globes producer Barry Adelman has been associated with the show for almost three decades, and executive produced every ceremony since 2001. Adelman shares some of his favorite memories as the show prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sunday. Some of his favorite memories include Ving Rhames handing over his award to Jack Lemmon, and hosts Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. By Sandy Cohen. SENT: 70 words, photos. Illinois editors note Chicago interest.


—U OF I-TUITION: University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he will recommend that the school freeze its base tuition for incoming, in-state freshmen for a fourth consecutive year.

—FACEBOOK SHOOTING-CHICAGO: A Chicago woman has been charged in the non-fatal shooting of a 27-year-old woman as the victim streamed video live on Facebook.

—SPRINGFIELD-LIBRARY PRIVILEGES: The season of giving ended with 169 central Illinois children getting their borrowing privileges back at the Lincoln Library in Springfield.

—PEKIN LIBRARY-BICENTENNIAL: A central Illinois library is screening a series of documentaries to mark the state’s bicentennial.



DALLAS — The Chicago Bulls visit the Mavericks in a matchup of teams having remarkably similar seasons: miserably slow starts followed by respectable recoveries. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CT.


CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks host the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. CT.


MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota standout Reggie Lynch faces suspension over an alleged violation of the school’s sexual misconduct policy after a second woman accused him of assault, according to newspaper reports published Friday citing a school investigation. The most recent accusation came last fall from a woman who said the Gophers center had assaulted her in his dorm room. Lynch transferred to Minnesota after playing two seasons at Illinois State. SENT: 360 words, photos.


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