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News Briefs: Saturday concert to benefit Chicago charter schools; Deputy chief retires in Glencoe; Wilmette’s Listening Session rescheduled to June 27

A live concert benefitting the children of the LEARN Charter Schools will be hosted at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Ave.

The Concert in the Park will feature musicians and performances by New Trier High School students and graduates. It is in partnership with the Music Institute of Chicago in support of the ArtsLink program at the Learn Charter Schools.

The LEARN Benefit Concert was conceived by New Trier freshman Emelia Suljic in 2011, according to its website.

“Its goal was to fund music education for the children of the LEARN Charter Schools of Chicago, something that didn’t exist on any of their campuses at that time,” it says.

This is a socially distanced outdoor event and masks are required, per the website.

To purchase tickets, donate or learn more, click here.


Deputy Chief Rich Weiner of the Glencoe Public Safety Department. | Photo Courtesy of LinkedIn

Deputy Chief Weiner retires from Glencoe Public Safety

Deputy Chief Rich Weiner has retired from his position with the Village of Glencoe.

According to Village Manager Phil Kiraly, Weiner spent his entire career in the Public Safety Department serving Glencoe.

“He served this community for his entire career,” Village Manager Phil Kiraly told The Record in an email, “and we are most grateful to him for his dedication and commitment to the Public Safety Department and to all of Glencoe.”

The department is currently led by Public Safety Director Cary Lewandowski.


Human Relations Commission invites residents to start a conversation on June 27

The Human Relations Commission Listening Session has beenrescheduledto 1-3 p.m.Sunday, June 27, outside on the Village Hall Green, 1200 Wilmette Avenue.

The Record previously featured Wilmette’s Human Relations Commission.

This upcoming meeting is an opportunity for the community to get to know the commissioners and start a conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion in the Village of Wilmette, according to the Village E-News announcement.

Residents can also reach the commission athumanrelationscommission@wilmette.com.


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