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 Contact numbers are not for publication.
Thursday, Feb. 27
CHICAGO — Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany speaks at the City Club of Chicago luncheon, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — Illinois Restaurant Association presents Living Legends Awards, 12 p.m. Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency Ballroom, 151 E. Wacker Drive. Contact: Brenna O'Leary, 312-878-1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White holds celebration for African-American Heritage Month; Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon to attend, 12 p.m. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., concourse. Contact: Alicia McGhee, 312-814-4739 or Beth Kaufman, 312-814-8301.
CHICAGO — Youth Health Service Corps news conference, 4:30 p.m. Juarez Community Academy, 1450 W. Cermak Road. Contact: Miriam Perez, 773-816-0598; Roxana Joachin, 773-407-3008.
CHICAGO — Mental Health Movement holds town hall meeting on mental health in Chicago, 6 p.m. 37 S. Ashland. Contact: Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, 773-355-8222.
CHICAGO — Chicago-Kent College of Law student chapter of the National Black Law Students Association hosts "State of Black Chicago" event, 6 p.m. 565 W. Adams St. Contact: 773-731-7777 or email@example.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Illinois Conservation Cropping Seminar, 8:15 a.m. Holiday Inn Convention Center, 222 Potomac Blvd. Contact: Gary Albers, 618-476-7230.
EVANSTON — City of Evanston and Northwestern University hold news conference on job program, 2:15 p.m. Northwestern University, Norris Center, Room 101, 1999 Campus Drive. Contact: Alan Cubbage, 847-491-4886.
ORLAND PARK — Illinois Department of Transportation public meeting on High-Speed Rail projects involved in Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement analysis, 4 p.m. Homewood Suites, 16245 S. LaGrange Road. Contact: Paris Ervin, 217-782-5025; Jae Miller, 312-814-4693.
WILMINGTON — Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie lecture "Stories of the People of Prairie Past," 7 p.m. 30239 S. State Route 53. Contact: Elspeth Stanzil, 815-423-6370 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Feb. 28
CHICAGO — Post-trial motions and possible sentencing for three NATO summit protesters, 2 p.m. Before Judge Honorable Thaddeus L. Wilson, Leighton Criminal Court Building, 2600 S. California Ave. Contact: Penny Mateck, 708-865-4917.
CHICAGO — United Auto Workers Local 551 Black History Month program, 6 p.m. John Hamby Union Hall, 13550 S. Torrence Ave. Contact: Mike Elliott, 708-420-1223.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs hosts 23rd Desert Storm Remembrance Ceremony, 11 a.m. Illinois State Military Museum, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. Contact: Ryan Yantis, 312-814-0778 or email@example.com.
PEORIA — Bradley University students who were Olympics interns hold media availability, 12 p.m. Caterpillar Global Communications Center, Room 103. Contact: Renee Charles, 309-677-3260.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Veteran of the Month ceremony, 2 p.m. Illinois State Military Museum, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd. Contact: Ryan Yantis, 312-814-0778 or ryan.yantis@Illinois.gov.
Saturday, March 1
CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush holds "Energize Chicago" panel discussion, 9 a.m. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399, 2260 S. Grove St. Contact: Debra Johnson, 202-679-0381.
CHICAGO — Northwestern University School of Law Entrepreneurship Law Conference, 9 a.m. 375 E. Chicago Ave. Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso, 847-491-4887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PALOS HILLS — Governor's Cyber Aces State Championship, 7:30 a.m. Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway. Contact: Adam Ritchie, 312-439-4872 or email@example.com.
Sunday, March 2
No events listed.
Monday, March 3
CHICAGO — Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno speaks at the City Club of Chicago luncheon, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — University of Illinois Great Cities Institute holds Poverty to Prosperity event, 6:30 p.m. UIC Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S. Halsted St. Contact: Laurie Glenn, 773-704-7246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TINSLEY PARK — Illinois state Rep. Bob Rita holds public hearing about his proposal to expand statewide gambling. 6 p.m. Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park. Contact: Ryan Keith, 217-737-7369 or email@example.com
Tuesday, March 4
CHICAGO — Chicago technology panel discussion with representatives from Sprint and Spotify, 11:45 a.m. RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois St. Contact: Teresa_alagna@yahoo.com.
CHICAGO — Chicago high school students attend Boys and Girls Club of Chicago Youth of the Year competition, 5:30 p.m. Navy Pier, Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave. Contact: Michelle Damico, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-423-6627.
CHICAGO — University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy and WLS-TV Chicago hold Republican gubernatorial forum, 6 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St.
Wednesday, March 5
PEORIA — U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day. Peoria Civic Center, 201 Jefferson St. SW. Contact: Scott Allen, 312-353-6976 or email@example.com.
Thursday, March 6
CHICAGO — Choose Chicago President Don Welsh speaks at the City Club of Chicago luncheon, 11:30 a.m. reception, 12 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano's Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
CHICAGO — University of Chicago Institute of Politics holds "Leading America's Big Cities in the 21st Century," 6 p.m. International House, 1414 E. 59th St. Contact: Matthew Jaffe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO — Leadership Greater Chicago holds Celebrate Leaders Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Contact: Kellie Kennedy, 312-933-4903.