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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

January 29, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



MILWAUKEE _ Forecasters say extremely cold weather heading toward the Midwest could be life-threatening. Minneapolis public schools have canceled classes through Wednesday, and Chicago’s public schools will be closed Wednesday due to the anticipated cold snap. A meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center warns that frostbite and hypothermia could occur “in a matter of minutes, maybe seconds.” By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 630 words, photos, videos.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. _ Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plan Tuesday news conferences to discuss preparations for the coming double-digit subzero temperatures. The AP is monitoring and plans stories on merits. Pritzker event is at 10 a.m. at Illinois Emergency Management Agency in Springfield. Emanuel event is at 11:30 a.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Center Service Center in Chicago.


—ILLINOIS GOVERNOR-UNIONS: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says state employees will be placed on the correct step of the state pay plan on April 1.

—TROOPER KILLED: Illinois State Police have announced an arrest in the case of a trooper who was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 294 in suburban Chicago during a snowstorm.

—STATE FAIRGROUNDS: The Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum has a new name and is expected to reopen for this year’s fair after being closed for repairs and renovations.

—UIC-HISPANIC HEALTH STUDY: The University of Illinois at Chicago is getting $12 million from the National Institute of Health to continue taking part in a national study of health issues facing Hispanics.

—AIR NATIONAL GUARD-LEADER: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s choice for assistant adjutant general for the Illinois Air National Guard has been promoted to brigadier general.

—LINCOLN ARTIFACTS: The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is launching a new educational program designed tell the history of the nation’s 16th president.



BROOKLYN, N.Y. _ The Chicago Bulls look for a win Tuesday when they travel to New York to play the Brooklyn Nets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. CT.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ The Northwestern Wildcats take on the Maryland Terrapins in Big Ten basketball action Tuesday. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.


DEKALB, Ill. _ Northern Illinois hosts Ohio on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 5 p.m. CT.


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