‘Healing and support’: Glencoe and others organize vigils for Highland Park shooting victims
In the aftermath of Monday’s senseless mass shooting in Highland Park, individuals and communities far and wide have provided support to the ailing members of the Chicago suburb.
To that end, the Village of Glencoe, a town that shares a border with Highland Park, has been among the most proactive.
“On behalf of the Village Board, our Village employees, and the entire Glencoe community, we grieve with our friends, family, and colleagues in Highland Park,” Village President Howard Roin wrote in a statement. “This appalling Fourth of July shooting leaves a hole in our hearts that cannot and will not be forgotten. I want all of Highland Park to know, and especially those who lost family or friends, that the Village of Glencoe stands with you today and always.”
The village shared that an outdoor candlelight vigil open to all will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Am Shalom, a Jewish congregation at 840 Vernon Ave. A message from the Village called it “an opportunity for healing and to support those affected by the Highland Park shooting.”
An interfaith service organized by the Glencoe Clergy Association will be held three days later at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Glencoe Union Church, 263 Park Avenue.
Other vigils and faith services are also planned for the coming days, including the following:
• Candlelight vigil: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in Everts Park, 111 North Ave., in Highwood
• Vigil (indoors): 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Makom Solel Lakeside, 1301 Clavey Road in HIghland Park (masks encouraged)
• Gathering of Reflection and Consolation: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Sukkat Shalom, 1001 Central Ave.
Please click here for a list of other information and resources available related to Monday’s mass shooting.
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