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BC-IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

January 23, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and state Treasurer Michael Frerichs plan a Wednesday afternoon news conference to announce state support for federal workers furloughed during the government shutdown. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from 1:30 p.m. CT event at the Illinois State Capitol.


CHICAGO _ A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against a suburban Chicago school by the parents of a student who killed himself after staff warned him he may have to register as a sex offender because they suspected he made a video of himself having sex with a classmate without her knowledge. However, the judge struck a disapproving note in describing how Naperville North High School officials in January 2017 told 16-year-old Corey Walgren any video may constitute child pornography. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 710 words. Moved late yesterday and available for use.



ABBOTT PARK, Ill. _ Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $654 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Abbott Park, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 37 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, came to 81 cents per share. SENT: 250 words.


—SUPREME COURT-DEMOLITION DEBRIS: The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments that rock quarries backfilled with demolition debris need groundwater monitoring. Photos.

—DECATUR-BODIES FOUND: Authorities in central Illinois are attempting to determine the cause of death of two people whose bodies were found in an auto repair shop.

—COURTHOUSE CLOCK: A sheriff says he’s committed to getting a clock and bell working again atop an Illinois courthouse that was built in 1897.

—FRONTIER AIRLINES-ALABAMA: Frontier Airlines will offer direct flights from coastal Alabama to Chicago and Denver later this year.



CHICAGO _ Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks begin a season-high seven-game road trip with a visit to Chicago on Wednesday to face the lowly Bulls. Atlanta has dropped three of four and Chicago is coming off a 104-88 victory at Cleveland, snapping a 10-game losing streak. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.


MILWAUKEE _ No. 12 Marquette goes for its sixth win in a row when DePaul visits Wednesday. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ The Illini host Wisconsin in Big Ten conference action Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.


CARBONDALE, Ill. _ Southern Illinois takes on Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.


NORMAL, Ill. _ The Bradley Braves have a road game Wednesday against the Illinois State Redbirds. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ Loyola-Chicago takes on Missouri State on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. CT.


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