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

October 10, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

RECYCLING SHAKE-UP

ALBANY, N.Y. — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. Lack of markets led officials to scale back programs in many places, including Kankakee, Illinois. By Mary Esch. SENT: 800 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— METRA BUDGET: Metra says it won’t increase fares next year. But the suburban Chicago commuter rail agency is warning it needs more money to improve its deteriorating system, or service will have to be cut.

— ARGONNE-GEOTHERMAL GRANT: The U.S. Energy Department has named Argonne National Laboratory as one of seven recipients of federal funding to improve drilling methods for geothermal energy.

— SEXUAL ASSAULT-SENTENCING: A former pastor of a now-defunct suburban Chicago church has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager.

SPORTS:

FBN--BEARS-TRUBISKY

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — It’s been a week-and-a-half since Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had the game of his life — and one for the team’s history books. After a bye, the pressure is on Trubisky to prove it wasn’t a fluke as the team prepares for a trip to Miami to face the Dolphins. UPCOMING: 650 words.

FBN--DOLPHINS-TANNEHILL

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has had dismal performances in losses the past two weeks, will try to bounce back Sunday behind an injury-riddle line against the Chicago Bears. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

BKN--BULLS PREVIEW

CHICAGO — With a core of promising young players, the Chicago Bulls believe they are setting themselves up to make a jump after going 27-55 and missing the playoffs for the second time in three years. They’re banking on Lauri Markkanen building on an impressive rookie season and Zach LaVine showing he really is a cornerstone piece. It wouldn’t hurt, either, if Jabari Parker stayed healthy after signing with his hometown team in the offseason. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

FBC--NEBRASKA-MARTINEZ

LINCOLN, Neb. — Four starts into his career, Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez already is showing signs of blossoming into the next standout quarterback coached by Scott Frost. Frost has mentored some of the nation’s best: 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and McKenzie Milton as head coach of the Central Florida team that went from winless to unbeaten in two years. Northwestern will see Martinez up close Saturday when the Cornhuskers visit the Wildcats. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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