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

January 3, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CLERGY ABUSE-PENNSYLVANIA AFTERMATH

PHILADELPHIA _ Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found. Nearly 50 dioceses and religious orders have publicly identified child-molesting priests in the wake of the Pennsylvania report issued in mid-August, and 55 more have announced plans to do the same over the next few months, the AP found. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a blistering preliminary report last month saying a review of church files showed dioceses in Illinois had withheld the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children. By Claudia Lauer. SENT: 1,240 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ TASER LAWSUIT: A federal appeals court in Chicago has sided with a suburban police sergeant sued for allegedly using excessive force by using a Taser four times on a suspect as he was booked on suspicion of harassing his girlfriend.

_ CHICAGO SCHOOLS-TEACHER CHARGED: A Chicago Public Schools teacher has been charged with sexually abusing four victims, including a 15-year-old student who was helping him while performing community service hours. Julio Mora was arrested Monday at his home in suburban Chicago.

_ OFFICER KILLED-1980: A man’s murder trial in the 1980 shooting death of an off-duty northwestern Indiana police officer has been moved to this summer.

_ LUBRICANT SPILL: An industrial lubricant spill has shut down a ramp to an interstate in northwestern Indiana. Wednesday’s spill came from a truck hauling the pig-fat-based material.

SPORTS:

FBN--PRO PICKS

It’s not often that all four road teams have a solid shot at winning in the NFL’s wild-card round. This year, that’s clearly the case in Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Baltimore. BY Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 600 words, graphic, by 5 p.m.

HKN--BLACKHAWKS-ISLANDERS

UNIONDALE, N.Y. _ The New York Islanders look for their eighth win in nine games as they host the Chicago Blackhawks at the Nassau Coliseum. By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 775 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m.

BKC--TENNESSEE-MARTIN-EASTERN ILLINOIS

Tennessee-Martin plays Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena. Developing from 8:30 p.m. tipoff.

BKC--SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE-SIU-EDWARDSVILLE

Southeast Missouri State plays SIU-Edwardsville at Sam M. Vadalabene Center. Developing from 8:30 p.m. tipoff.

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