Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication.
Saturday, Sept. 28
CHICAGO — Exelon, ComEd and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago kick off Stay in School Initiative, 9 a.m. Museum of Science and Industry, West Pavilion, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Tony Marusic, 312-363-7714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — Archdiocese of Chicago marks Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People with Mass, 10 a.m. Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Road. Contact: Susan Burritt, 312-534-8233.
CHICAGO — Chicago Children’s Museum WonderKids program, 10:30 a.m. Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Contact: Whitney Lewis, 312-464-7680.
CHICAGO — Animal rights activists will hold a demonstration outside the Grant Park Packing Company. 12:30 p.m. 842 W. Lake St. Contact: Gary Smith, 818-783-0569.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Library celebrates the publication of “The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers” with a panel discussion and book signing. 1:30 p.m. Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted St. Contact: Ruth Lednicer, 312-747-4050.
CHICAGO — Anti-war activists plan protest against drones, 3 p.m. Monroe Street and Columbus Drive. Contact: Joe Iosbaker, 773-301-0109.
CHICAGO — Royal Neighbors of America presents Chicago woman with $2,500 surprise check to fight teen violence, 3 p.m. 1625 W. Greenleaf, Apt. 3. Contact: Diane Latiker, 312-647-0089.
MAYWOOD — Loyola University Hospital holds reunion of trauma survivors from emergency department, 11 a.m. 2160 S. First Ave. Contact: Stasia Thompson, 708-417-5036.
LOVES PARK — State Reps. Joe Sosnowski and John Cabello and Sent. Dave Syverson host free children’s safety expo. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aviators Stadium, 4503 Interstate Blvd. Contact: Meredith VanKampen, 630-947-2385.
LERNA — Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site holds Harvest Frolic. Through Sunday. Contact: Matthew Mittelstaedt, 217-345-1845.
PETERSBURG — The manager of the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site discusses his trip following the trail of the famous explorers that took him from Illinois to the Pacific and back. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site. Contact: Tim Guinan, site manager. 217-632-4000.
Sunday, Sept. 29
CHICAGO — Visitation and prayer services for late Holy Name Cathedral pastor Bishop Timothy Lyne, 2 p.m. services and visitation; 4:30 p.m. services; 6:45 p.m. visitation. Holy Name Cathedral. Contact: Susan Burritt, 312-534-8227 or email@example.com.
CHICAGO — Music video premiere and live performance of Chicago anti-violence song “We Are One: A Movement for Life,” 7 p.m. The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash Ave. Contact: Lehia Franklin Acox, 773-960-1908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AURORA — James “Deacon” White, 19th Century baseball player who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in July, honored at the Perry Theater at Aurora University, followed by naming of street for White and baseball game using 1871 rules. 1 p.m. Perry Theater, Aurora University, 347 S. Gladstone Ave. Contact: Mary Clark Ormond 630-306-5491 or email@example.com.
Monday, Sept. 30
CHICAGO — Visitation and funeral for late Holy Name Cathedral pastor Bishop Timothy Lyne, 9 a.m. visitation; 10:30 a.m. funeral. Holy Name Cathedral. Contact: Susan Burritt, 312-534-8227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — Jackson Chance Foundation presents $100,000 check to Lurie Children’s Hospital for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Transportation Program, 9:03 a.m. Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave., 2nd floor concierge desk. Contact: Julie Pesch, 312-227-4261.
CHICAGO — American Federation of Government Employees plans rally regarding possible government shutdown, 12 a.m. Federal Plaza. Contact: John O’Grady, 312-886-3575.
CHICAGO — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks at Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 11 a.m. media registration; 12 p.m. event. The Renaissance Blackstone, 636 S. Michigan Ave. Contact: Betsy Hushek, 312-821-7525 or email@example.com.
CHICAGO — Illinois Finance Authority Executive Director Chris Meister speaks at City Club of Chicago, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Illinois Department of Healthcare and family Services director Julie Hamos speaks at Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women event on Affordable Care Act, 12 p.m. Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth St. Contact: Marilyn Katz, 312-822-0505.
CHICAGO — Federal employee unions plan “Stop the Sequester” protest rally, 12 p.m. Federal plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St. Contact: Dorothy James, 312-421-6245.
CHICAGO — Procter and Gamble donate toilet paper to Alderman Nicholas Sposato’s Toilet Paper Drive, 4 p.m. 36th Ward Yard, 2817 N. Natoma. Contact: Bob Denneen, 773-742-3809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — The current One Book, One Chicago selection, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson is celebrated in a dramatic performance by the Congo Square Theatre Company. 6 p.m. Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. Contact: Ruth Lednicer, 312-747-4050.
PEORIA — Illinois High School Association Student Leadership Conference. Peoria Civic Center. Contact: Matt Troha, email@example.com.
MAYWOOD — Cook County Department of Public Health news conference on childhood obesity rates, 9:45 a.m. Emerson Elementary School, 311 Washington Blvd. Contact: Amy Poore 708-906-1271.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
PEORIA — Illinois River Conference. Through Oct. 3. Four Points by Sheraton, 500 Hamilton Blvd. Contact: Christine Davis, 217-524-3036 or Christine.davis@Illinois.gov; Laura Keefer, 217-333-3468 or lkeefer@Illinois.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
CHICAGO — Arraignment of Beanie Babies creator H. Ty Warner on federal tax charges. 9:45 a.m. Dirksen Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St. Before Judge Charles Kocoras, Courtroom 1719. Contact: Randall Samborn, 312-353-5318.
CHICAGO — Illinois National Guard Chaplains seminar, 9 a.m. General Jones Armory, 5200 S. Cottage Grove. Contact: 217-761-3569.
CHICAGO — Late comedian Bernie Mac’s widow, Rhonda McCullough, receives specialized Bernie Mac license plate, 10 a.m. Thompson Center, Secretary of State’s office, 100 W. Randolph St. Contact: Denise Jordan Walker, 708-733-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — Christie’s media preview of Picasso model statue of Chicago Civic Center sculpture, 10 a.m. 875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3810. Contact: Sara Fox, email@example.com, 212-636-2680.
CHICAGO — Southern Illinois President Glenn Poshard speaks at City Club of Chicago, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
LOMBARD — Illinois Tollway hosts Professional Services Networking Event, 1:30 p.m. Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 70 Yorktown Center. Contact: Jan Kemp, 630-241-6800 x 2381.
Thursday, Oct. 3
CHICAGO — American Muslims for Palestine, Friends of Sabeel North America and Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy hold interfaith conference. Through Oct. 5. St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St.
CHICAGO — American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting. Through Oct. 6. Hyatt Regency Chicago. Contact: Thom Wilder, 847-956-9143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and Bernie Mac Foundation hold Reach for the Stars Town Hall Meeting, 10 a.m. UIC College of Nursing, 3rd floor, 845 S. Damen Ave. Contact: Denise Jordan Walker, 708-733-6132 or email@example.com.
VILLA PARK — MobilityWorks of Chicagoland holds Mobility Expo and Conference, 11 a.m. Odeum Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave. Contact: Nikki Weiland, 630-470-1492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 4
BLOOMINGTON — Illinois People’s Action news conference on immigration, 8:30 a.m. 603 W. Jackson St. Contact: Jenn Carrillo, 847-826-3001 or email@example.com.
AURORA — Illinois Department of Employment Security and U.S. Chamber of Commerce hold Hire Our Heroes event, 10 a.m. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 501, 1295 Butterfield Road. Contact: Greg Rivara, 312-793-9635.
DECATUR — Illinois People’s Action immigration event, 11 a.m. 243 S. Water St. Contact: Jenn Carrillo, 847-826-3001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.