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

January 8, 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. Jeff Karoub 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR--ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers convene Tuesday for the final full day of the 100th General Assembly. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: More on merits.

IN BRIEF:

_ MONDELEZ MOVE: Oreo-maker Mondelez International Inc. is moving its headquarters from a Chicago suburb into the city. UPCOMING: 130 words.

_ PRIEST-CHILD ABUSE: The city of Springfield has fired a City Water, Light and Power employee whose name appeared on a list of Catholic priests credibly accused of child sex abuse.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-MCAFEE’S NEW QUEST

Pat McAfee watched those two agonizing bounces in Chicago on Sunday and immediately tried to put Cody Parkey’s missed field goal in perspective. He thought about the 27 death threats he received after missing a couple of costly kicks during one game in college. He felt horribly for the friend who sometimes slept on his floor when they were training camp teammates in 2014 with Indianapolis. And then McAfee, the Colts’ former punter, contemplated how he would have described the situation to a television audience. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos by 2 p.m.

Also:

_ BKC--LOYOLA (IL)-EVANSVILLE: Loyola (IL) plays Evansville at Ford Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

_ BKC--NORTHERN IOWA-ILLINOIS STATE: Northern Iowa plays Illinois State at Redbird Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

_ BKC--NORTHERN ILLINOIS-MIAMI (OH): Northern Illinois plays Miami (OH) at Millett Hall. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

_ BKC--SOUTHERN ILLINOIS-DRAKE: Southern Illinois plays Drake at Knapp Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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