HIGHLAND PARK, Ailing. (WLS) — Tuesday marks one yr because the mass capturing at Highland Park’s Fourth of July Parade.
Seven individuals had been killed in that assault and dozens of others had been damage.
A number of occasions are scheduled for neighborhood members Tuesday to recollect the victims, and honor the survivors.
Metropolis officers stated they wished to supply the neighborhood with a number of alternatives to collect. The primary occasion will happen at Highland Park Metropolis Corridor.
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A remembrance ceremony will get underway at 10 a.m. Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering will welcome everybody and there can be a second of silence at 10:14 a.m. with different speeches from a number of native religion members.
Illinois senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin will attend together with Governor JB Pritzker.
The ceremony can be adopted by a neighborhood stroll as an alternative of a parade this yr that may begin at 11 a.m., stepping off from Laurel and St. Johns avenues.
That stroll will concentrate on reclaiming the house, an area that introduced a lot trauma, loss and ache one yr in the past Tuesday.
Whereas that day was so unbelievably tragic, many are specializing in the nice shifting ahead and conserving these occasions secure.
“I feel the most important factor about shifting ahead is and about having this occasion is, you realize, we simply wish to be sure that we do no hurt,” Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen stated. “We don’t wish to re-victimized anyone. We perceive everyone seems to be on their very own timeline and our purpose is to be sure that we make this occasion as secure as attainable.”
At 11:30 a.m., town has scheduled a neighborhood picnic at Sundown Woods Park. Then afterward within the night there can be a live performance led by Highland Park Excessive Faculty graduate and well-known actor Gary Sinise.