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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 Contact numbers are not for publication.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


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 jchilsen@citizensutilityboard.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 skonicka@lewisu.edu.

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 scross@ofaspringfield.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, mflagg09@gmail.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 maria_mcelwain@durbin.senate.gov.

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: media@fieldmuseum.org 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 nate@housingactionil.org.

AURORA — City of Aurora harvests official holiday tree, 8 a.m. Contact: Dan Ferrelli, 630-256-5071 or dferrelli@aurora-il.org.

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.flach@mail.house.gov.

FLOSSMOOR — Regional Transportation Authority public meeting on budget, 4 p.m. Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Contact: Susan Massel, 312-913-3256 or massels@rtachicago.org.

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 massels@rtachicago.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 massels@rtachicago.org.

GRAYSLAKE — Regional Transportation Authority public meeting on budget, 4 p.m. Grayslake Village Hall, 10 S. Seymour. Contact: Susan Massel, 312-913-3256 or massels@rtachicago.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 tkarow@roosevelt.edu.


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 jkemp@getipass.com.

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 massels@rtachicago.org.

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 kindy.kruller@cookcountyil.gov

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: press@epa.gov.

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 jlong@fvpd.net.

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 chris.cleveland@chicagogop.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 lily@ascenechicago.com.


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 laurenrfleming@gmail.com.


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