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 Contact numbers are not for publication.
Wednesday, May 1
GOV. PAT QUINN
No public schedule announced.
CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL
CHICAGO — MAYOR Emanuel to surprise Liz Copper at Lindblom Math and Science Academy with Golden Apple Award. 8:15 a.m. 6130 S. Wolcott Ave.
CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel to attend round table with local technology companies. 11 a.m. Merchandise Mart. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor. Contact: Mayor's Press Office. 312-744-3334.
CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts speaks at the City Club of Chicago, 7:30 a.m. reception, 8 a.m. breakfast. Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Union League Club of Chicago forum "Privatization in Chicago: Benefits and Pitfalls," 8 a.m. 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Contact: Richard Barry, 312-607-5888 or rbarry(at)pcipr.com.
CHICAGO — Illinois Partners for Clean Air to promote Breathe Easy Save Easy sweepstakes. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lobby, James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph St. Contact: Kim Biggs 217.785.8911
CHICAGO — Keep Chicago Renting coalition rallies to support ordinance related to renters and foreclosure. 9:30 a.m. Chicago City Hall Council Chambers Lobby, 121 N. LaSalle St. 2nd Floor. Contact: Demian Kogan, 773-910-1654.
CHICAGO — Adler Planetarium media preview for live show "Cosmic Wonder," 9:30 a.m. Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Carolyn Jacobs, 773-218-7552 or cjacobs(at)bigsplashpr.com.
CHICAGO — Alderman Roberto Maldonado holds press conference to address deadly shooting over the weekend at a club on Division Street. 10 a.m. 2506 W. Division. Contact: Ward office, 773-395-0143.
CHICAGO — Bo Jackson holds press conference to announce inaugural Bo Jackson Football Coaches Clinic. 10 a.m. Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., Trianon A Room. Contact: Yevgeniya Zhukova, 312-239-2330.
CHICAGO — Cook County Clerk David Orr conducts coin flip to break tie for the third trustee seat in the Village of Stickney. Stickney trustee candidates David DeLeshe and Lea Torres are expected to attend. 10:30 a.m. Clerk's office, 69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor. Contact: Courtney Greve, 312-603-0931.
CHICAGO — About 175 Illinois Army National Guard soldiers return from Kuwait, 11 a.m. Midway's Army Aviation Support Facility No. 2, 5400 W. 63rd St. Contact: 217-761-3569.
CHICAGO — Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon speaks at City Club of Chicago, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Chicago Religious Leadership Network march for immigration reform, 2 p.m. rally at Union Park. 3 p.m. march to Federal Plaza at Jackson Boulevard and LaSalle Street. 4:30 p.m. rally at Federal Plaza.
CHICAGO — Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois AFL-CIO, Illinois Labor History Society members hold May Day rally, 2:30 p.m. Haymarket monument, Randolph and Des Plaines streets. Contact: Nick Kaleba, 312-222-1000 or nkaleba(at)chicagolabor.org.
CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin speaks at rally in support of comprehensive immigration reform. 4 p.m. Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn St. Contact: Christina Angarola, 312-353-4623.
BARRINGTON — Barrington student Illinois finalist in Good's Doodle 4 Google competition, 8:40 a.m. Station Middle School, 215 Eastern Ave. Contact: Patrick Whitty, 312-445-4828 or pwhitty(at)asgk.com.
ROODHOUSE — Funeral services for five people shot to death last week in Manchester. 10 a.m. Daws Family Funeral Home, 202 West Franklin. Contact: 217-742-9553.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Transportation and others hold news conference on motorcycle safety. 10 a.m. Old State Capitol. Contact: Christopher Wills, 217-558-8970.
SPRINGFIELD — Animal advocates meet with Illinois lawmakers to advocate for several animal welfare bills. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. State House Inn, 101 East Adams St. Contact: Maureen Linehan, 646-706-4602.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois EPA hosts nearly 1,000 fourth graders for 22nd Annual Earth Stewardship Day. 10:30am to 2 p.m. Illinois State Fairgrounds. Contact: Andrew.Mason(at)illinois.gov or 312-590-8168.
PEKIN — Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs hosts "Mission: Military 2 Manufacturing" job fair, 1 p.m. Excel Foundry and Machine, 14463 Wagonseller Road. Contact: Ryan Yantis, 312-814-0778 or ryan.yantis(at)Illinois.gov.
ROCHESTER — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis hold mobile office hours, 2 p.m. Rochester City hall, 1 Community Drive. Contact: Andrew Flach, Andrew.flach(at)mail.house.gov.
AURORA — Aurora Public Library groundbreaking ceremony. 2 p.m. At the construction site at the southwest corner of River and Benton streets. Parking available onsite. Contact: Amy Roth, 630-264-4125.
Thursday, May 2
CHICAGO — Metra Board of Directors meetings, 8:30 a.m. 547 W. Jackson Blvd. Contact: 312-322-6900.
CHICAGO — Volkswagen of America, Inc. donates three vehicles to Chicago Fire Department, 9 a.m. Fire Academy, 558 W. DeKoven St. Contact: Carsten Krebs, 703-364-7165 or carsten.krebs(at)vw.com.
CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks visits middle school students, 10 a.m. KIPP Ascend Middle School, 1616 S. Avers Ave. Contact: Marc Sausa, 212-981-5203, 917-597-4924 or marc_sausa(at)dkcnews.com.
CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs legeng Ernie Banks visits KIPP Ascend Middle School for motivational event. 10 a.m. 1616 S. Avers Ave. Door 8, corner of 16th and Avers. Contact: Marc Sausa, 212-981-5203.
CHICAGO — State University Retirement System of Illinois meeting of Investment Committee, 11 a.m. Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St. Contact: Beth Spencer, 217-378-7512 or bspencer(at)surs.org.
CHICAGO — Chicago Park District officials turn on Buckingham Fountain for its 86th season. 11 a.m. 301 S. Columbus Dr. Contact: Marta Juaniza, 312-742-4798.
CHICAGO — Chicago Community Trust President and CEO Terry Mazany speaks at City Club of Chicago, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne, the second pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, attends a media reception and will be available for photos and scheduled one-on-one interviews. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. John Hancock Observatory, 875 N. Michigan Ave. No. 1648. Contact: Stephanie Perleberg, 312-994-5984.
CHICAGO — Chicago-area school children meet with rocket scientist and spacecraft engineer Amber Gell, 3 p.m. Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Pat Kremer, 312-523-9357 or pkremer(at)bigsplashpr.com.
CHICAGO — American Bar Association National Task Force holds Midwest regional public hearing on Stand Your Ground laws, 4 p.m. 321 N. Clark St. Contact: Julie Brown, 312-988-6133 or Julie.brown(at)Americanbar.org.
CHICAGO — Pro-Life Action League protests Planned Parenthood event, 4:30 p.m. Navy Pier. Contact: Eric Scheidler, 773-251-8792 or eric(at)prolifeaction.org.
CHICAGO — Activist Sandra Fluke and Planned Parenthood Federation of American President Cecile Richards are special guests at Generations Gala hosted by Planned Parenthood of Illinois. 5 p.m. reception 6 p.m. program. Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave. Contact: Lara Philipps, 312-592-6820.
CHICAGO — DePaul University College of Education forum "Kids At Risk: The Impact of Poverty on Children's Mental Health," 5:30 p.m. DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Contact: Erin Mason, 773-325-2078 or emason5(at)depaul.edu.
CHICAGO — Chicago Headline Club sponsors "A Conversation on Mental Health," 6 p.m. Columbia College, 33 E. Congress Parkway, Room 101.
SPRINGFIELD — Governor's Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway. Contact: Maryam Mostoufi, 217-494-8472.
SPRINGFIELD — Members of Organizing for Action to visit U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's office to promote passage of immigration reform legislation. 12 noon. 607 E. Adams. Suite 1520. Contact: Robin Schmidt. 773-616-0641.
SPRINGFIELD — Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum presentation on the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville, 7 p.m. Contact: Mark DePue, 217-558-8949 or mark.depue(at)illinois.gov.
Friday, May 3
CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky attends Ultimate Women's Power Lunch, 12 p.m. Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
CHICAGO — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon speaks at City Colleges of Chicago graduation, 2 p.m. media interviews; 4 p.m. ceremony begins. UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine. Contact: Ana Vargas, 312-553-2788 or avargas135(at)ccc.edu.
CHICAGO — University of Chicago talk on "Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for the 21st Century," 7:30 p.m. 5850 S. Woodlawn. Contact: Jada Russell, 312-375-4136 or jada(at)highstylemarketing.com.
Saturday, May 4
CHICAGO — Chicago Kids and Kites Festival, 10 a.m. Lincoln Park, Montrose at Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Cindy Gatziolis, 312-744-0573 or cgatziolis(at)cityofchicago.org.
CHICAGO — Illinois State University Board of Trustees Search Advisory Executive Committee meeting, 10 a.m. Bone Student Center Founders Suite. Contact: 309-438-5631.
CHICAGO — Dedicatio of plaque commemorating Captain Herman Schuenemann who brought Christmas trees to Chicago in the early 20th century. 11 a.m. Southwest corner of Clark St. at Chicago River. Contact: Doug Dobmeyer. 312-315-6887.
CHICAGO — Former President Bill Clinton receives 2013 Lincoln Leadership Prize from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, 5:45 p.m. media call. 6:30 p.m. speaking program. Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Contact: Amanda Gregory, 312-222-9131 or Amanda(at)reputationpartners.com.
ELIZABETH — Fire on the Frontier event, 10 a.m. Apple River Fort State Historic Site. Contact: Dan Tindell, 815-858-2028.
Sunday, May 5
BLOOMINGTON — Institute del Progreso Latino President and CEO Juan Salgado speaks at Illinois Wesleyan University commencement, 1 p.m. Glenn and Rozanne P. Kemp Commencement Plaza at State Farm Hall. Contact: Katherine Filippo, 309-556-3181 or univcomm(at)iwu.edu.
NAPERVILLE — Naperville City Council inauguration, 2 p.m. 400 S. Eagle St. Contact: Linda LaCloche, 630-420-6034 or laclochel(at)Naperville.il.us.
Monday, May 6
CHICAGO — Merit School of music music education program at Chicago Symphony Center, 11 a.m. 220 S. Michigan Ave. Contact: Melissa Connolly, 630-993-0889, 312-593-0978 or Melissa.connolly(at)Comcast.net.
CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski speaks at City Club of Chicago luncheon. 11:30 a.m. reception, noon luncheon, Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Illinois State University Center for Renewable Energy director and Illinois Wind Working Group director David Loomis speaks at American Wind Energy Association Windpower Conference and Exhibition, 2:45 p.m. McCormick Place. Contact: David Loomis, 309-438-7979.
CHICAGO — Chicago Public Librarypresents discussion "The Great Migration: A Conversation with Timuel D. Black, Linda Johnson and Adam Green," 6 p.m. Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. Contact: Ruth Lednicer, lednicer(at)chipublib.org; Leland Elder, lbelder(at)chipublilb.org.
Tuesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 8