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

November 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NEW YORK — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. “This book is everything you wanted to know and so much you didn’t even know you wanted to know. I believe it’s going to spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming,” Winfrey, who on Monday told The Associated Press in a statement that she had selected “Becoming” for her book club. “It’s so well-written I can hear her voice; I can hear her expressions; I can feel her emotion. What she allows us to see is how she was able to discover, define and then refine her voice.” By Hillel Italie. SENT: 350 words, photos.


CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government’s physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of benefits of exercise has grown, and there’s more evidence to back things that were of unknown value before, such as short, high-intense workouts and taking the stairs instead of an elevator. “Doing something is better than doing nothing, and doing more is better than doing something,” said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, a preventive medicine expert at Northwestern University in Chicago. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 550 words, photos.


— POLICE SHOOTING-ILLINOIS: Authorities say a police officer who was responding to a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar fatally shot an armed security guard who was working there. The Cook County sheriff’s office says officers responded shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday to a call of shots fired at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins.

— LLINOIS-LINCOLN-STOVEPIPE HAT: An Illinois House committee plans a hearing to consider questions surrounding the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Industries Committee on Tuesday will review a $26 million collection of Lincoln artifacts the organization’s fundraising foundation purchased.

— LAKE MICHIGAN-SWIMMER SWEPT AWAY: Authorities say a body has been recovered near where a suburban Chicago woman disappeared after going swimming in treacherous waters in Lake Michigan. With AP Photo.

— LEAD CONTAMINATION-EAST CHICAGO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to remove 2 feet of lead- and arsenic-contaminated soil at the site of a northwestern Indiana public housing that’s been evacuated and demolished over health concerns.



LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy says he has no plans to look at another kicker after Cody Parkey struggled in Sunday’s victory over Detroit. But another poor performance for Parkey could be costly for the Bears as they compete for a playoff spot. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


CHICAGO — Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls host Luke Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks in a matchup between teams with losing records. Each won games on Saturday, with Chicago beating Cleveland and Dallas taking out Oklahoma City. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT.


RALEIGH, N.C. — Cam Ward, the former cornerstone goalie for Carolina, returns to Raleigh for the first time as a visitor when he brings the Chicago Blackhawks in to face the Hurricanes. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 6 p.m. CT.


EVANSTON, Ill. — Vic Law and Ryan Taylor look to build on strong performances in the opener for Northwestern when the Wildcats host American. Law had 18 points in a solid all-around game and Taylor — a graduate transfer — scored 20 in a season-opening rout of New Orleans on Thursday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT


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