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 Contact numbers are not for publication.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, Nov. 2
ROSEMONT — Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago hold CommUnity Dinner, 6 p.m. Westin O’Hare, 6100 N. River Road. Contact: 312-506-0070.
Sunday, Nov. 3
GOV. PAT QUINN
No public events schedule.
CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will hold a news conference to discuss his efforts to transform stroke care, research, rehabilitation and his legislative agenda to help patients return to work after major health problems. 9:30 a.m. Willis Tower, 2nd Floor, 233 S. Wacker Dr. Contact: Aaron Winters, 847-334-6411.
AURORA — Opening ceremony for Healing Field of more than 2,000 flags honoring veterans, 1 p.m. Just west of West Aurora High School stadium on Plum Street. Contact: Mike Chapin, 630-301-5044.
PLAINFIELD — State and Will County officials hold community forum on heroin, 6:30 p.m. Creekside Elementary School, 13909 S. Budler Road. Contact: State Rep. Natalie Manley, 815-725-2741.
Monday, Nov. 4
CHICAGO — Union supporters plan protest against thrift store, 11 a.m. 4445 N. Sheridan Road. Contact: Carlos Ginard, 773-988-2475.
CHICAGO — Ruben Castillo, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District, speaks at the City Club of Chicago luncheon. 12 p.m., Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — University of Illinois Board of Trustees University Healthcare System Committee meeting, 3 p.m. 1737 W. Polk St. Contact: 217-333-1920.
JOLIET — U.S. Rep. Bill Foster hosts budget meeting, 9 a.m. Joliet Junior College, 1214 Houbolt Road, Health Professions Center, Auditorium U-1024. Contact: Megan Jacobs 202-226-7262.
DANVILLE — U.S. Rep. John Shimkus makes the first of four appearances to announce he is running for re-election. 9 a.m., Turtle Run, 332 East Liberty Lane. Other stops include: 11 a.m. at LifeSpan Center, 11021 East County Road 800N in Charleston; 1 p.m. Bryan Bennett Public Library, 315 South Maple in Salem; 3 p.m. Troy VFW, 123 West Market Street in Troy.
CALUMET PARK — Citizens Utility Board holds free clinic to analyze phone bills, 10 a.m. Calumet Township, 12633 S. Ashland Ave. Contact: Jim Chilsen, 312-263-4282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROMEOVILLE — Diocese of Joliet and Lewis University mark transition of St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center, 12 p.m. 101 W. Airport Road. Contact: Kathrynne Skonicki, 815-836-5711 or email@example.com.
NAPERVILLE — U.S. Rep. Bill Foster hosts budget meeting, 1 p.m. Calvary Church, 9S200 Route 59. Contact: Megan Jacobs 202-226-7262.
URBANA — University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting of Audit. Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m. National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St. Contact: 217-333-1920.
SPRINGFIELD — Organizing for Action-Illinois plans rally for social security benefits for same-sex couples, 2 p.m. 3112 Constitution Ave. Contact: Scott Cross, 31-920-7398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOLTON — Bishop Lance Davis holds a news conference to discuss his opposition to same-sex marriage and a need to focus attention on education, unemployment, health care and other issues. 7 p.m. Dolton Village Hall, 14014 Park Ave. Contact: LaNiece Thomas-Flagg, 708-227-3189, email@example.com.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honors Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at White House, 2 p.m. ET.
WASHINGTON — US Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk and Rep. Mike Quiqley hold reception with Stanley Cup in Durbin’s office, 4 p.m. ET, Capitol S-321. RSVP to Maria McElwain at (202) 224-7028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
CHICAGO — Media preview for exhibit “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda” at Field Museum, 10 a.m. 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: email@example.com or 312-665-7100.
CHICAGO — Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool speaks at the City Club of Chicago luncheon. 12 p.m., Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
BLOOMINGTON — Housing Action Illinois conference. Through Nov. 6. The Parke Hotel and Conference Center, 1413 Leslie Drive. Contact: Nate Hutcheson, 312-939-6074 x201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AURORA — City of Aurora harvests official holiday tree, 8 a.m. Contact: Dan Ferrelli, 630-256-5071 or email@example.com.
BOLINGBROOK — Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board meets to review applications. 9 a.m. Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive. Contact: Melaney Arnold, 217-558-0500.
PEORIA — Illinois Department of Corrections expo for ex-offenders, parolees and probationers designed to help with re-entry to society. 10 a.m. Dream Center. 714 Hamilton Blvd. Contact: Tom Shaer. 312-814-2947.
EDWARDSVILLE — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis holds Veterans’ Benefits Workshop, 11 a.m. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Morris Center. Contact: Andrew Flach, 217-403-4690 or Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLOSSMOOR — Regional Transportation Authority public meeting on budget, 4 p.m. Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Contact: Susan Massel, 312-913-3256 or email@example.com.
WHEATON — Regional Transportation Authority public meeting on budget, 4 p.m. Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St. Contact: Susan Massel, 312-913-3256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
CHICAGO — Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau holds media event, 5:30 p.m. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 58 E. Oak St. Contact: Bre Peterson, 972-824-1393.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and other groups host a summit on behavioral threat assessment. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Heartland Community College. Contact: Patti Thompson, 217-557-4756.
GENEVA — Regional Transportation Authority public meeting on budget, 4 p.m. Kane County Government Center, Building A, 1st floor auditorium, 719 S. Batavia Ave. Contact: Susan Massel, 312-913-3256 or email@example.com.
GRAYSLAKE — Regional Transportation Authority public meeting on budget, 4 p.m. Grayslake Village Hall, 10 S. Seymour. Contact: Susan Massel, 312-913-3256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 7
CHICAGO — Illinois Commerce Commission holds Electric Policy Committee forum, 10:30 a.m. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St. Contact: Beth Bosch, 217-782-5793.
CHICAGO — U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce holds NAFTA forum, 12:45 p.m. former Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bill Daley to speak. Blue Cross Blue Shield, 300 E. Randolph St. Contact: Alejandra Moran, 708-715-6495.
CHICAGO — Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises chairman Christopher Kennedy speaks at Real Estate Gala hosted by Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University, 5:30 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place. Contact: Tom Karow, 312-341-3512 or email@example.com.
ITASCA — Illinois Tollway meeting for contracting firms on Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, 8 a.m. Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd. Contact: Jan Kemp, 630-241-6800 x2381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW LENOX — Regional Transportation Authority public meeting on budget, 4 p.m. New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Contact: Susan Massel, 312-913-3256 or email@example.com.
EVANSTON — Journal Isabel Wilkerson speaks at Northwestern University, 4:30 p.m. Harris Hall Auditorium, 1881 Sheridan Road. Contact: Wendy Leopold, 847-491-4890.
PALOS PARK — Forest Preserve of Cook County holds open house to solicit public comment on new site plans for Swallow Cliff, 10 a.m., 11918 South La Grange Road. Contact: Kindy Kruller at 708-771-1009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Nov. 8
CHICAGO — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro speaks at Latino Policy Forum breakfast, 7:30 a.m. News conference to follow with Castro and Latino Policy Forum Director Sylvia Puente at 9:30 a.m. Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. Contact: Vanessa Figueroa, 312-573-5475 or Vanessa_figueroa@jtpr.com.
CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a listening session on reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Metcalfe Federal Building, Lake Michigan Room, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. Contact: email@example.com.
CHICAGO — Former Israeli ambassador to Denmark Carmi Gillon speaks at J Street Chicago luncheon, 12 p.m. Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court. Contact: Jessica Rosenblum, Jessica@jstreet.org or 202-279-0005.
SPRINGFIELD — Tours of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site will offer insights into Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of architectural design. 10 a.m. Fourth and Lawrence streets. Contact: Justin Blandford, 217-785-1584.
AURORA — Fox Valley Park District hosts Veterans Day luncheon, 12 p.m. Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. Contact: Jeff Long, 630-966-4527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Nov. 9
CHICAGO — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks at 43rd Ward Republicans event, 9 a.m. 2768 N. Lincoln Ave. Contact: Chris Cleveland, 312-339-2677 or email@example.com.
CHICAGO — Ascene Chicago, the Chade Foundation and the Central Intelligence Agency hold Art of Leadership Diversity Conference, 9:30 a.m. North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave. Contact Lily Kim, 312-685-8655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GURNEE — Lake County Republican Central Committee hosts straw poll, 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 6161 W. Grand Ave. Contact: Lauren Fleming, 847-772-0972 or email@example.com.