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Posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM

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 Contact numbers are not for publication.

Friday, July 26

GOV. PAT QUINN

AURORA — Gov. Quinn to announce state investment in STEM education. 1 p.m. Perry Theatre. 1305 Kenilworth Place. Contact: Brooke Anderson. 312-814-3158.

NAPERVILLE — Gov. Quinn to announce construction of Naperville Environmental Collection Center. 2:30 p.m. Naperville Recycling Center. 180 Fort Hill Dr. Contact: Brooke Anderson. 312-814-3158.

CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL

CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel to discuss solutions and strategies to prevent violence. 1 p.m. Chicago State University. 9501 S. King Dr. Contact: Mayor's Press Office. 312-744-3334.

GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO — Chicago Blackhawks convention. Through July 28. Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Contact: Brandon Faber, 312-455-7060 or bfaber@chicagoblackhawks.com.

CHICAGO — BlogHer annual conference, July 25 through Saturday July 27. Sheraton Hotel, 301 E. North Water Street and McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Julie Zappelli, 415-684-9564 or jzapp@innercirclelabs.com.

CHICAGO — Community groups plan protest of Chicago Public Schools and Urban League, 9 a.m. 4510 S. Michigan Ave. Contact: Jitu Brown, 773-548-7300 or jitubrown@yahoo.com.

CHICAGO — Disabled Americans Want Work Now plans protest, 12 p.m. Goodwill, 30 N. Racine. Contact: Gary Arnold, 312-640-2199; Rene David Luna, 773-530-4299.

CHICAGO — Congressional Black Caucus holds summit on urban violence. 1 p.m. with caucus media availability at 2 p.m. and town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Chicago State University Jones Convocation Center, 9501 S. King Drive. Media are encouraged to arrive for setup by noon. Mult boxes will be available. Contact for media credentials: Debra Johnson, debra.johnson@mail.house.gov or 202-679-0381.

CHICAGO — Illinois Department of Children and Family Services announces scholarship winners, 12 p.m. Alhambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph St. Contact: Dave Clarkin, 312-814-6847 or dave.clarkin@Illinois.gov.

CHICAGO — Illinois Technology Association and FWD.us hold congressional immigration round table discussion, 6 p.m. 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor. Contact: Kate Hansen, 202-677-7693 or kate@fwd.us.

GENERAL EVENTS-STATE

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police Cadet Class 121 Graduation and Bell Ringing Ceremony, 9 a.m. Illinois State Police Academy, 3700 E. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: 217-782-6637 or Monique_bond@isp.state.il.us.

NORMAL — Illinois State University Board of Trustees quarterly meeting, 10 a.m. Bone Student Center, Old Main Room. 9 a.m. pre-meeting discussion hour in Faculty/Staff Commons. Contact: 309-438-5631.

NORMAL — Illinois State University will announce the details of a multi-million dollar donation to the school from alumnus Donald McHenry. 3 p.m., Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main, Room 166. Contact: Eric Jome, 309-438-5091.

ROCKFORD — Aviation Week at Chicago Rockford International Airport, 5 p.m. aircrafts available for photos. 50 Airport Drive. Contact: Kimberly Rosby, 815-489-3956 or krosby@pretc.net.

ROSEMONT — Budweiser Clydesdales appearance at MB Financial Park, 5 p.m. 5501 Park Place. Contact: Nick Harkin, 773-329-1496 or nickh@carolfoxassociates.com.

Saturday, July 27

GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO — BlogHer annual conference, July 25 through Saturday July 27. Sheraton Hotel, 301 E. North Water Street and McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Julie Zappelli, 415-684-9564 or jzapp@innercirclelabs.com.

CHICAGO — U.S. Reps. Danny Davis, Robin Kelly and Bobby Rush attend Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Health Braintrust's "Making Good Health MY Reality" tour at Kennedy King Community College, 9 a.m. 226 W. Jackson Blvd. Contact: Ayofemi Kirby, 202-603-3957 or ayofemi.kirby@mail.house.gov.

CHICAGO — Fire fighters participate in Fire Up A Cure for pediatric cancer, 11 a.m. Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St. Contact: Becky Vacco-Giudice, 872-222-5439 or becky@cureitfoundation.org.

CHICAGO — Project HOOD hold march against gun violence, 12 p.m. Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. Contact: Jonnice Clanton, 773-627-4095 or jjclanton@gmail.com.

CHICAGO — Abortion Rights Freedom Ride and rally, 1 p.m. Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway. Contact: Sharriet Sabits, 773-501-6355.

CHICAGO — Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendleton, the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, talk about their newly created mentoring and job placement program at a cocktail reception with an invited group. 7 p.m. 6737 S. Bennett Ave. To arrange an invitation, contact: Denise Jordan Walker, 708-733-6132.

GENERAL EVENTS-STATE

ROCKFORD — Aviation Week at Chicago Rockford International Airport, 10:30 a.m. 50 Airport Drive. Contact: Kimberly Rosby, 815-489-3956 or krosby@pretc.net.

CHICAGO HEIGHTS — Cardinal Francis George attends Archdiocese of Chicago World Youth Day, 4 p.m. Marian Catholic High School, 700 Ashland Ave. Contact: Susan Burritt, 312-534-8233 or sburritt@archchicago.org.

GRAYSLAKE— Lake County Republicans host Republican Day at Lake County Fair. Republican leaders and candidates, including Bruce Rauner, Bob Dold, Mike Nerheim and State Rep. Barbara Wheeler, will be available to media. 2 p.m. Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Main Pavilion. Contact: Lauren Fleming, 847-772-9072, or LaurenRFleming@gmail.com.

WEST CHICAGO — Immigrant groups plan rally urging U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam to support immigration reform, 1 p.m. 475 W. Main St. Contact: Monica Trevino, 773-573-8667 or mtrevino@icirr.org.

Sunday, July 28

GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO — Joint conference of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, National Black Sisters' Conference and National Black Seminarians' Association. Through Aug. 1. Chicago Midway Marriott Hotel, 6520 S. Cicero Ave.

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Memorial Foundation holds "Ride to Remember," 9 a.m. 3151 W. Harrison St. Contact: John Roberts, 773-410-1662 or john.roberts@chicagopolice.org.

CHICAGO — Chicago Shakespeare Theater launches 2013 Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Tour, 4 p.m. Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave. Contact: Cathy Taylor, 773-564-9564 or cathy@cathytaylorpr.com

Monday, July 29

GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO — DeVry dedicates new Chicago campus building, 1 p.m. 3300 N. Campbell Ave. Contact: Maureen Meehan, 312-573-5465 or Maureen_meehan@jtpr.com.

CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George holds service after march against gun violence, 6:30 p.m. march starting at St. Bernard Hospital, 63rd Street and Harvard Avenue to St. Benedict the African East Church, 340 W. 66th St. Contact: 312-534-8238.

GENERAL EVENTS-STATE

SPRINGFIELD — Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup trophy in Springfield, 7 a.m. arrives at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport; 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 212 N. 6th St.; 10 a.m. photo with Illinois Air National Guard 183rd Wing, 3101 J David Jones Parkway. Contact: 183rd Fighter Wing Executive Officer Brian Hodge, 217-757-1374 or brian.hodge.l@ang.af.mil for 10 a.m. event. Contact: Adam Mesirow, 312-755-3523, 708-280-4811 or am@respublicagroup.com.

Tuesday, July 30

COURTS

CHICAGO — Status hearing for Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, a Chicago-area teen facing terrorism charges for allegedly seeking to join al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria. 9 a.m. Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn St. Before U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan , Courtroom 1988. Contact: Randall Samborn, 312-353-5318.

CHICAGO — Sentencing of Srinivasa Erramilli, a Chicago-area business traveler convicted of groping a fellow airline passenger while she slept in the seat next to him. 1:30 p.m. Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn St. Before U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow, Courtroom 1925. Contact: Randall Samborn, 312-353-5318.

GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO — Mental Health America's Regional Policy Council holds briefing, 8:30 a.m. Chicago Marriott Downtown Hotel, 540 N. Michigan Ave. Contact: Steve Vetzner, 703-797-2588 or svetzner@mentalhealthamerica.net.

GENERAL EVENTS-STATE

AURORA — Illinois Tollway hosts a free 2013 Roadwork Ahead: Construction Careers Expo, 1 p.m. Waubonsee Community College - Aurora Campus 18 S. River Street.

Wednesday, July 31

COURTS

CHICAGO — Sentencing for building contractor Jacob Kiferbaum, who admitted he and others with links to then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich sought to extort a suburban hospital. 1:30 p.m. Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn St. Before U.S. District John Grady, Courtroom 2201. Contact: Randall Samborn, 312-353-5318.

GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO — American Airlines introduce new Embraer 175 aircraft, 9:03 a.m. O'Hare International Airport, Terminal 3, First Class Check-In across from upper level door 3-G. Contact: Mary Frances Fagan, mary.frances.fagan@aa.com.

Thursday, Aug. 1

GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO

CHICAGO — Northern Illinois University football media day, 11:30 a.m. Contact: Donna Turner, donnaturner@niu.edu.

GENERAL EVENTS-STATE

MORTON GROVE — Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and Muslim Community Center hold Catholic-Muslim Ramadan Iftar, 6 p.m. Muslim Education Center, 8601 N. Menard Ave. Contact: Aymen Abdel Halim, 650-588-5160.

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