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 Contact numbers are not for publication.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, June 23
ILLINOIS GOV. PAT QUINN
CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn to announce park and green space projects, 12 p.m. Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave. Contact: Brooke Anderson, 312-814-3158 or 312-590-0195; Annie Thompson, 217-782-7355 or 217-720-1853.
CHICAGO — Volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Lots of Love Community Center build playground, 8:30 a.m. 1005 W. 79th St. Contact: Mary Ann Schultz, 312-663-6701; Mike Vietti, 785-320-2137.
CHICAGO — National Louis University commencement, 10 a.m. graduate commencement; 3 p.m. undergraduate commencement. Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center/McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Eileen Rochford, 312-953-3305; Kellie Kennedy, 312-933-4903.
CHICAGO — Emergency response exercise at Midway International Airport, 8 a.m. media check-in at Airport Maintenance Complex; 10 a.m. exercise begins. 6201 S. Laramie St. Contact: 773-686-3700 or kpride(at)ohare.com.
CHICAGO — Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, Alderman George Cardenas and Chicago Department of Public Health host health and fitness fair, 10 a.m. McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W. Pershing Road. Contact: Esther Sciamarella, 312-842-2340 or Efrat Stein, 312-747-9805.
CHICAGO — First Deputy Chief of Staff for City of Chicago Felicia Davis serves as the National Louis University's graduate commencement speaker. 10 a.m. Graduate ceremony begins. 3 p.m. Undergraduate ceremony begins. Contact: Kellie Kennedy, 312-933-4903.
CHICAGO — Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Center for Green Technology host Green Village at Green Music Fest. 12 p.m. Damen Avenue between North and Schiller avenues. Contact: Allison Fore, 312-751-6633 or Allison.fore(at)mwrd.org.
PALATINE — U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh visits constituent meeting, 8 a.m. Lamplighters, 60 N. Bothwell St.; 9:30 a.m. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS: Constituent meeting at Dunton House, 11 W. Davis St.; 1:15 p.m. BLOOMINGDALE: Constituent meeting at Bentley's Pancake House and Restaurant, 142 E. Lake St.
BARRINGTON — Cook County e-waste recycling event, 10 a.m. Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Road. Contact: Gina Tedesco, 630-803-6333.
Sunday, June 24
CHICAGO — Chicago Pride Parade. 10:30 a.m. Begins at Montrose Avenue and Broadway. Ends near Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road.
CHICAGO — National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Gift of Life Walk, Run and Roll, 10:30 a.m. Soldier Field. Great Lawn. Contact: Jessica MacLean, 312-321-1500 or jmaclean(at)nkfi.org.
BUFFALO GROVE — Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team hold Buffalo Grove Green Fair, 8 a.m. Mike Rylko Community Park, 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Road. Contact: Allison Fore, 312-751-6633.
ELGIN — Sherman Health hosts Cancer Survivors' Celebration, 11 a.m. Sherman Hospital Medical Office Building, 1425 N. Randall Road. Contact: Michelle Kustra, 224-783-8427.
PARK RIDGE —Presence Center for Health invites hundreds of local residents health screenings. 1 p.m. 205 S. Northwest Highway. Contact: Kristy Lockhart, 773-951-5282.
SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin holds media availability on farm bill, 2 p.m. 1525 S. Bates. Contact: John Normoyle, 312-353-4178 or 312-833-0931.
Monday, June 25
CHICAGO — Dick Simpson, head of University of Illinois-Chicago Political Science Department, holds news conference to release report "Corruption in the Suburbs," 9:30 a.m. Cook County Building, 118 N. Clark St., ground floor lobby. Contact: David Sterrett, 312-250-2848; Tom Gradel, 773-561-7334; Dick Simpson, 312-413-3780.
CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin holds news conference on how he and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will choose next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 11 a.m. Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Room 328. Contact: John Normoyle, 312-353-4178 or 312-833-0931.
CHICAGO — City Club of Chicago hosts discussion "Pension Reform and Local Solutions," 11:30 a.m. reception; 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — City of Chicago Salute to LGBT Veterans, 12 p.m. Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. Contact: William Schmutz, 312-744-7582.
CHICAGO — Pilsen Neighbors Community Council's Public Safety Task Force holds peace march against gang violence, 6:30 p.m. St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport St. Contact: Teresa Fraga, 312-952-7515 or tfraga(at)mac.com.
HOFFMAN ESTATES — U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh holds hearing on fuel prices, 10 a.m. Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road. Contact: Ashley Helms, 202-225-3711.
Tuesday, June 26
ILLINOIS GOV. PAT QUINN
CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation to support military spouses, 2:15 p.m. Illinois National Guard Armory, 1910 S. Calumet Ave. Contact: Brooke Anderson, 312-814-3158 or 312-590-0195; brooke.anderson(at)Illinois.gov.
CHICAGO — Detroit Deputy Mayor Mark Angelson speaks to the City Club of Chicago, 11:30 a.m. reception; 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard attends symposium on boosting Latino academic outcomes. 2:30 p.m. City Colleges of Chicago Arturo Velazquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. Contact: Sara McElmurry, 312-376-1766 ext. 229.
CHICAGO — Fisk and Crawford Reuse Task Force public meeting on uses for land where power plants currently operate, 6 p.m. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. Contact: 312-744-3334.
SYCAMORE — DeKalb County news conference to discuss county claim seeking unpaid property transfer taxes from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, 1 p.m. 200 N. Main St. Contact: John Acardo, 815-895-7142.