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

November 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois General Assembly ends its fall session Thursday as Democrats anticipate complete control of the state Capitol in January. The bulk of the fall session’s work is over. House action this week to override key vetoes by outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner put several measures into law. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits.


The trial for three Chicago police officers accused of participating in a cover-up surrounding the fatal police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald goes to its third day of a bench trial Thursday in a case that puts the department on trial just weeks after a jury convicted a white officer of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in McDonald’s 2014 death. UPCOMING: The AP in monitoring and will have coverage on merits.


CHICAGO — A Chicago Public Schools agency has received almost 500 allegations of student-on-student sexual violence since early September. The school district created the Office of Student Protections and Title IX this summer following a Chicago Tribune investigation documenting broad lapses in the response to sexual abuse by the third-largest district in the country. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— MARIJUANA-ILLINOIS: An opponent to legal marijuana in Illinois says it will allow white corporate exploitation of minority customers. Chicago activist the Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston called the effort to take over a lucrative illegal market “a gangsta move worthy of Al Capone.”

— PET BOBCAT SEIZED: A pet bobcat seized last month from a Swansea family is back home after the owner was fined for not having proper permits.

— STUDENT WOUNDED-FIGHT: Authorities say a 15-year-old high school student has been arrested after allegedly wounding a classmate with a box cutter during a fight at their school in northwestern Indiana.



WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Chicago Blackhawks, who have lost three of their past four games, visit the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. The Blackhawks have been outscored 11-1 in the first period over their last four games. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. CT.


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