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

December 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TAMMS PRISON-MOLD

TAMMS, Ill. _ A shuttered southern Illinois prison is infested with mold, dimming area residents’ hopes it may someday reopen. An inspection of the former Tamms Correctional Center found high levels of two types of mold that cause health issues, including respiratory illnesses. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHICAGO POLICE-LAQUAN MCDONALD: A judge will analyze dashcam video of the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald and review reports to determine if she believes three officers lied to protect the officer who shot him. Cook County Judge Domenica Stephenson told attorneys Thursday she expects to deliver a verdict Dec. 19. With AP Photos.

_ COLD CASE-WOMAN: Authorities in Illinois are appealing to people in northwestern Indiana to help them solve a 42-year-old cold case. The body of a woman who was shot in the head was found in a ditch in Grundy County in 1976. The body was buried after investigators failed to confirm an identity.

_ ILLINOIS-TRANSPORTATION SURVEY: Illinois officials want to hear about your experiences rolling down the highways or riding the rails of a commuter train. The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting an online survey to guide it as it plans the state’s transportation future.

SPORTS:

BKN--THUNDER-BULLS

CHICAGO _ Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder look to build on the biggest comeback in franchise history when they visit the Chicago Bulls. George scored 47 _ one shy of his career high _ and the Thunder rallied from 23 down in a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The Bulls are coming off a loss at Indiana on Tuesday in their first game under Jim Boylen, who replaced the fired Fred Hoiberg. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT.

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