Around Town: Remembering July Fourth in Highland Park


Chicago area events are holding a minute of silence for the tragic deaths and gun injuries at the July 4th parade in downtown Highland Park. Some area events have been canceled and/or rescheduled and some church services have been scheduled.


The Concert in the Plaza on Tuesday, July 5 at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville has been canceled. Kaleidoscope Eyes, a Beatles tribute band, will play on Tuesday, August 23. See the Lake County Forest Preserves concert schedule for more information. The LCFP statement read: “Our hearts are with all those impacted by the tragic event that took place in Highland Park, and we recognize the importance of solidarity during this difficult time.”

Ravinia Festival, located at the south end of Highland Park, has cancelled all concerts through July 10. for more information visit Ravinia Festival.

Community Vigils

Visit Welcome to Highland Park, IL ( for service information. The site will be updated. So far, five congregations are holding vigils, four on Tuesday and one on Wednesday.  A Vigil is also held at Veterans Park  at St. Johns and Central Avenues in Highland Park. For more HP information visit Welcome to Highland Park, IL (