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January 15, 2013

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 Contact numbers are not for publication.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, Jan. 16


CHICAGO — Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. Through Jan. 18. Fairmont Hotel Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive. Contact: Tim Frisbie, 847-840-2605 or tfrisbie(at)ksapr.com.

CHICAGO — Regional Transportation Authority special meeting of board of directors on 2013 budget, 9 a.m. 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1650. Contact: Diane Palmer, 312-913-3282.

CHICAGO — Shedd Aquarium holds media event for two rescued California sea lions including pup blinded from gunshot wounds, 10 a.m. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Andrea Smalec, 312-692-3258; Sheena Quinn, 312-558-1770 x108.

CHICAGO — Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford holds I-Cash unclaimed property event, 10 a.m. Republic Bank, 6501 S. Pulaski Road. Contact: Kimber Beckler, 217-558-6708, 217-494-7507 or kbeckler(at)treasurer.state.il.us.

CHICAGO — ComEd President Ann Pramaggiore speaks at Midwest Energy Solutions Conference, 1:15 p.m. Fairmont Hotel Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive. Contact: Emily Hampsten, 312-664-0153.

CHICAGO — Chicago Tribune and ComEd host “Chicago Forward: Conversations About the Future” with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 6 p.m. Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Contact: Colleen Conrad, 847-987-2303; Mary Jo Fasan, 312-375-7117.

CHICAGO — Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction candlelight vigil to stop evictions, 7 p.m. 2334 N. Mason Ave. Contact: Sabrina Morey, 773-887-5174.


GRANITE CITY — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon holds public meeting for Interagency Military Base Support and Economic Development Committee, 11:30 a.m. Soutwestern Illinois College, 4950 Maryville Road, Wilmsmeyer Room. Contact: Annie Thompson, 217-558-3377, 217-494-3150 or annie.thompson(at)Illinois.gov.

GRANITE CITY — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon holds meeting of Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, 2 p.m. Soutwestern Illinois College, 4950 Maryville Road, History Room. Contact: Annie Thompson, 217-558-3377, 217-494-3150 or annie.thompson(at)Illinois.gov.

SPRINGFIELD — New America Foundation co-founder Michael Lind speaks at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 7 p.m. 212 N. Sixth St. Contact: Christopher Wills, 217-558-8970.

Thursday, Jan. 17


CHICAGO — Cook County Circuit Court scheduled to hold hearing in case of Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter, accused of trying to board a flight at O’Hare with a gun in his carry-on bag. 9 a.m. Before Judge Gloria Chevere. Cook County Circuit Court, 5555 W. Grand Ave.

CHICAGO — Sentencing of Chicago-area businessman Tahawwur Rana, convicted of providing material support to a Pakistani militant group, which took responsibility of a 2008 terrorist attack in India. 10 a.m. Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn St. Before Judge Harry Leinenweber. Courtroom 1941. Contact: Randall Samborn, 312-353-5318.

CHICAGO — Preliminary hearing scheduled for convicted bank robber Kenneth Conley on his escape charges. 1 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Finnegan. Dirksen Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn St. Contact: Randall Samborn, 312-353-5318.


CHICAGO — Metra Board of Directors meeting, 9 a.m. 547 W. Jackson Blvd. Contact: 312-322-6900.

CHICAGO — Logan Square Neighborhood Association announces statewide expansion of parent engagement program, 9:30 a.m. Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Ave. Contact: Joanna Brown, 773-744-1655 or jbrown(at)lsna.net.

CHICAGO — Illinois State Crime Commission and Police Athletic League of Illinois and Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Rasheda Ali, announce new youth anti-violence initiative involving boxing, 10:30 a.m. Hotel Allegro, 177 W. Randolph St. contact: Jerry Elsner, 630-778-9191 or isccpal(at)illinoiscrimecommission.com.


SPRINGFIELD — Journalist and author David Von Drehle speaks at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 7 p.m. 212 N. Sixth St. Contact: Christopher Wills, 217-558-8970.

PEOTONE — Will County Republican Central Committee and Kankakee County Republican Central Committee sponsor 2nd Congressional District GOP candidate debate and straw poll, 7:30 p.m. Will County Fair Atrium, 710 S. West St. Contact: Brian McDaniel, 630-319-0715.

Friday, Jan. 18


CHICAGO — Active Transportation Alliance sponsors Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day, 6:30 a.m. Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn streets. Contact: Ethan Spotts, 312-427-3325 x287, 312-919-1423 or ethan(at)activetrans.org.

CHICAGO — DePaul University Sustainable Business Conference, 8 a.m. DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave. Contact: Ali Fatemi, 312-362-8826 or afatemi(at)depaul.edu.

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Danny Davis leaves for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, 4:30 p.m. Amtrak, 225 S. Canal St. Contact: Tumia Romero, 773-533-7520.

CHICAGO — Opening ceremony for 2013 Cubs Convention, 5 p.m. Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St. Contact: Kevin Saghy, 773-404-4123 or ksaghy(at)cubs.com.


VANDALIA — Illinois Department of Corrections hosts media tour of Vandalia Correctional Center, 12 p.m. Route 51 North. Contact: Stacey Solano, 217-558-0994.

CICERO — Seminar presenting results of field study by Ohio State University and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, 1:30 p.m. Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, 6001 W. Pershing Road. Contact: Allison Fore, 312-751-6626.

CHAMPAIGN — Little Rock Nine member Ernest Green speaks at 2013 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countrywide Celebration, 4 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St.

Saturday, Jan. 19


CHICAGO — State of Illinois hosts Mortgage Relief Project outreach event, 9 a.m. Northeastern Illinois University, Alumni Hall Room, SU115, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Contact: State Rep. Toni Berrios, 773-736-3939.

CHICAGO — Chicagoland Autism Connection meeting, 10 a.m. Easter Seals School and Center for Autism Research, 1939 W. 13th St.

CHICAGO — Coalition of community groups plan commemoration of U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, 12 p.m. Federal Plaza, Adams and Dearborn. Contact: Holly Scholz with Illinois Move to Amend, 630-202-4367 or scholzh(at)Comcast.net.

CHICAGO — Screening of documentary “Soul Food Junkies” and panel discussion, 2 p.m. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Contact: Naomi Walker, 773-677-9600 or Naomi_Walker(at)itvs.org.


EVANSTON — City of Evanston marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 12 p.m. Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Contact: Martha Logan, mlogan(at)cityofevanston.org; 847-448-8041.

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Military Museum unveils display of personal items from Illinois National Guard’s 33rd Tank Company, 2 p.m. 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. Contact: 217-761-3569 or ngilstaffpao(at)ng.army.mil.

Sunday, Jan. 20


EVANSTON — Music Institute of Chicago hosts Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with Brotherhood Chorale of the Apostolic Church of God, 5 p.m. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. contact: 847-905-1500 x108.

Monday, Jan. 21


SOUTH HOLLAND — Thornton Township Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow — Uplift the Dream and Let Freedom Ring!” South Suburban College, Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 S. State St. Contact: Bob Storman, 708-596-6040 x3128 or 708-906-1319.

HIGHLAND PARK — Highland Park holds annual day of service for Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m. Highland Park Recreation Center. Contact: Cheryl Levi, levi.cheryl(at)yahoo.com, 847-903-9523.

AURORA — Father Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church speaks at Aurora tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., 6:30 p.m. East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Contact: Mike Chapin, 630-301-5044; 630-849-3798; mchapin(at)sd129.org.


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