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September 17, 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. Rick Callahan 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO — A judge is expected to decide Monday if the murder trial of a white Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of a black teenager should be moved out of the city. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan has said he’ll announce his decision Monday morning. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated following 9 a.m. start of hearing.


CHICAGO — Bill Daley, the brother and son to previous Chicago mayors, says he’s seeking the office himself in the February election. The former White House chief of staff jumped in the race Monday, following Rahm Emanuel’s surprise announcement he won’t seek a third term. UPCOMING: 130 words or more on merits.


UNDATED — A doctors group took a stand in support of transgender children Monday, offering advice in what it called “a rapidly evolving” field. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended support for kids who change their names or hairstyles to affirm their chosen gender identity. The group said children are more likely to have better physical and mental health with such support. By Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 250 words.


LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — America’s oldest nuclear power plant is shutting down Monday. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey will go offline at some point before 1 p.m., although officials will not say precisely when. The plant near the Jersey shore has dealt with corrosion and leaks during its time in service, but its owner, Chicago-based Exelon Corp., says the plant has always been safe. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated following 1 p.m. EDT media briefing.


— CHICAGO POLICE-LAQUAN MCDONALD-SPECTATORS: Seats will be available to the public for the murder trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, if the trial is held in Cook County.

— SIU STUDENT DEATH: A man convicted in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.



The Chicago Cubs, with a 2 1-2-game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central, open a three-game series with the fading Arizona Diamondbacks, now four out in the NL West and 3 1-2 out for the final Wild Card spot. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos. 9:40 p.m., ET. AP Photos


CHICAGO — Khalil Mack makes his first appearance at Soldier Field for Chicago as the Bears face Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Both teams are looking to bounce back from season-opening losses, with the Bears blowing a 20-point lead at Green Bay and the Seahawks unable to protect a slim edge in the fourth quarter at Denver. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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