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 Contact numbers are not for publication.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, Aug. 31
CHICAGO — Pre-Season Prep Bowl Kick-Off Classic Committee hosts high school football event, 10 a.m. Soldier Field. Contact: Luca Serra, 312-235-7149 or 312-307-7547.
CHICAGO — Organizing for Action-Illinois hold immigration event outside U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski's office, 12 p.m. 6245 S. Archer Ave. Contact: email@example.com.
LERNA — Ceremony to place marker noting military service on grave of Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, 11 a.m. Thomas Lincoln Cemetery near Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site. Contact: Matthew Mittelstaedt, 217-345-1845.
DU QUOIN — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon participates in blood drive, 12 p.m. First Heat Building, Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Contact: Ted Nelson, 217-558-3088, 217-816-7057 or ted.nelson@Illinois.gov.
ROBBINS — Village of Robbins Pre-Labor Day Annual Back to School Parade, 2 p.m. 135th Street and Homan. Contact: Lisa Brock, 708-385-8940 x262.
CHAMPAIGN — Organizing for Action Illinois rally on immigration, 2 p.m. Westside Park, 400 W. University Ave. Contact: Scott Cross, 310-902-7398.
GALESBURG — Songbag Fall Concert Series at Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, 7 p.m. Contact: Martha Jane Downey, 309-342-2361.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation late-night roadside safety checks, 9 p.m. Taylor Street and Cornell Street. Contact: Paris Ervin, 217-782-5025.
Sunday, Sept. 1
ROBBINS — Robbins Pre-Labor Day Parade, 2 p.m. 135th Street and Homan. Contact: Lisa Brock, 708-385-8940 x262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Sept. 2
HARVEY — City of Harvey Labor Day celebration, 1 p.m. City of Harvey Water Pumping Station, 51 W. 149th St. Contact: Sean Howard, 312-498-1371.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin speaks at City Club of Chicago, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Hainan Airlines first non-stop flight from Beijing arrived at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 1:45 p.m. International Terminal 5, upper level information booth. Contact: Nora Sarrawi, 847-308-7375 or email@example.com.
CHICAGO — Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty holds public hearing, 7 p.m. Illinois Institute of Technology, McCormick Tribune Campus Center, 3301 S. State St. Contact: Allyson Stewart, 312-870-4940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUINCY — State Sen. Kirk Dillard announces running mate for Republican gubernatorial nomination, 8 a.m. Washington Park. 10:30 a.m. MARION: Williamson County Regional Airport, 10400 Terminal Drive; 12:45 p.m. SPRINGFIELD: State Capitol, Lincoln statue; 2:45 p.m. PEORIA: Byerly Aviation, 6100 W. Dirksen Parkway; 4:45 p.m. ROCKFORD: Emery Air, 1 Airport Circle. Contact: Wes Bleed, 630-414-3949 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
CHICAGO — Museum of Science and Industry media event for U-505 Submarine exhibit with Navy chief petty officer selectees, 11 a.m. 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Renee Mailhiot, 773-947-3133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — Opening of Oak Street Health's Edgewater clinic, 2 p.m. 1541 W. Devon. Contact: Vanessa Hall, Vanessa@oakstreethealth.com.
CHICAGO — University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting of University Healthcare System Committee, 3 p.m. 1737 W. Polk St., Room 414. Contact: 217-333-1920.
BLOOMINGTON — Author Warren St. John speaks at Illinois Wesleyan University's President's Convocation, 11 a.m. Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall, 1210 N. Park St. Contact: Sherry Wallace, 309-556-3181 or email@example.com.
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.
URBANA — Jon Favreau, the former director of speech writing for President Obama, speaks to University of Illinois students. 7 p.m., Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St. Contact: Megan Laz, 217-300-7889.
Thursday, Sept. 5
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.
Friday, Sept. 6
ROSEMONT — Chicago Sky host military veteran career fair, 2 p.m. Allstate Arena, Skyline Room. Contact: Stephanie Perleberg, 312-994-5984 or firstname.lastname@example.org.