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 Contact numbers are not for publication.
Thursday, Jan. 9
CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson tours Cook County jail and holds news conference, 11 a.m. Cook County jail. Contact: Michael Peery, 312-217-2260 or email@example.com.
CHICAGO — Former nurse with lung disease visits hospital where she worked for 30 years, 11:30 a.m. Children’s Memorial Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave. Contact: Julie Jarosz, 847-732-1160.
CHICAGO — University of Illinois Board of Trustees’ Governance, Personnel and Ethics Committee meets. 1 p.m., 1737 W. Polk St. Room 414. Contact: 312-996-8800.
CHICAGO — Modern Language Association Convention panel discussion on academic freedom, 3:30 p.m. with news conference 5:20 p.m. Embassy Suites, 511 N. Columbus Drive. Contact: Genevieve Rozansky, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-509-0794.
CHICAGO — Chicago Association of Realtors member outreach event and economic outlook forecast, 4:30 p.m. InterContinental Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Ave. Contact: Cynthia Greenwood, 312-214-2162, 847-404-8404 or email@example.com.
AURORA — Media briefing on planning for John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University, 9:30 a.m. Aurora University banquet hall. Contact: Sara Meers, 630-844-5488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROSEMONT — Illinois Tollway holds free construction networking event, 1 p.m. Sheraton Chicago O’Hare, 6501 N. Mannheim Road. Contact: Jan Kemp, 630-241-6800 x2381 or email@example.com.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Transportation media briefing before public meeting on Illinois Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail Program, 2:30 p.m. Springfield Hilton, Grand Ballroom, 700 E. Adam St. Contact: Lily Escarpita, 630-510-3944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKE VILLA — Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services program on money management, 7 p.m. Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave. Contact: Leslie Piotrowski, 847-377-8055.
Friday, Jan. 10
CHICAGO — Chicago area high school students honored by Walgreen Expressions Challenge program, 4 p.m. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Contact: Daniel Luckett-Moore, 708-528-1870 or email@example.com.
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.
EVANSTON — Lovell Federal Health Care Center ribbon-cutting for new Vet Center, 11:30 a.m. 1901 Howard St. Contact: Stephanie McCrobie, 224-610-1120; Jayna Legg, 224-610-3132.
Saturday, Jan. 11
No events listed.
Sunday, Jan. 12
No events listed.
Monday, Jan. 13
CHICAGO — Field Museum President and CEO Richard Lariviere speaks at the City Club of Chicago. 11:30 a.m. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — University of Illinois Board of Trustees University Healthcare System Committee meeting, 3 p.m. Administrative Office Building, 1737 W. Polk St. Contact: 217-333-1920.
URBANA — University of Illinois Board of Trustees Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee meeting, 1 p.m. National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St. Contact: 217-333-1920.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
CHICAGO — U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang holds status hearing in case involving Chicago’s ban on gun sales. 11:30 a.m. Dirksen Federal Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St. Contact: 312-435-5670.
PLAINFIELD — Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate forum, 6 p.m. Plainfield Central High School, 24120 Fort Beggs Drive.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
OAK BROOK — Midwest Association of Rail Shippers conference “Rail Shipping — Powering America’s Economy.” Through Thursday. Oak Brook Hills Resort. Contact: Bill Fahrenwald, 708-371-0110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEORIA — Bradley University hosts seminar “Cost Effective Strategies for Protecting and Commercializing Your Intellectual Proerty,” 4 p.m. Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St. Contact: Kath Conver, 309-677-2242.
PEORIA — Alumni of the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues play in an exhibition game to raise money for tornado relief efforts. 7 p.m. Carver Arena. Contact: Dens Cyr, 309-645-6739.