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    NEWSLETTERS

    Memorial Day Events Take Place Across Chicago Area

    Emotional services from the city and suburbs as we remember the men and women who lost their lives protecting our freedom. Lisa Chavarria reports. 

    (Published Monday, May 28, 2018)

    Parades and Memorial Day events are slated to take place across the Chicago area Monday. 

    Here's a look at the schedule for many in the city and the suburbs:

    Chicago

    8 a.m. – The Beverly Area Planning Association hosts its 2018 Memorial Day Ridge Run and Parade, starting at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, followed by the parade at 10 a.m. at 110th and Longwood. 

    10 a.m. - The 17th Ward is holding its 2nd annual South Side Memorial Day Parade to remember the heroes who died while serving in the country's armed forces. On Monday, May 28, 2018, the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and will wind through Auburn Gresham. Immediately following the parade will be a wreath laying ceremony with 17th Ward Ald. David Moore and poet, playwright and youth worker Useni Eugene Perkins, who is the keynote speaker. 

    11 a.m. – The Little Village Manuel Perez, Jr., Post 1071 will hold a Memorial Day observance and give a plaque to the Montes family, in honor of Miguel Alejandro Montes, who immigrated to the U.S., served in the military and died in combat. Manuel Perez, Jr. Plaza, 2600 South Kolin Avenue.

    Noon – “We Honor You” pop-up art installation honors police officers, firefighters and paramedics for Memorial Day. Until 1 p.m. at Brown Memorial Park, 634 E. 86th St. 

    Arlington Heights

    9:30 a.m. - The 99th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony begins in Arlington Heights. Memorial Day Parade steps off at 9:30 am followed by a Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Park at 11 a.m.

    Hoffman Estates/Schaumburg

    10 a.m. – A joint Memorial Day observance starts at the Hoffman Estates Veterans Memorial, 411 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates, before proceeding to a 10:45 a.m. ceremony at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, 202 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, followed by an indoor service at the church at 11:25 a.m. 

    Riverside

    10 a.m. – The village of Riverside holds its Memorial Day program at St. Mary Parish Center, 97 Herrick Road in Riverside, followed by an outdoor ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Guthrie Park, just south of the train station at 90 Bloomingbank Road in Riverside. 

    St. Charles

    10 a.m. – The 2018 St. Charles Memorial Day Parade starts at 6th Street and West Main Street in St. Charles.

    Wheaton

    10 a.m. – Wheaton’s annual Memorial Day Parade kicks off in Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave. in Wheatoi. 

    Calumet City

    10:30 a.m. – Cardinal Blase Cupich celebrates Memorial Day with a Field Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road in Calumet City. 

    Plainfield

    10:30 a.m. – Plainfield American Legion Marine Post No. 13 hosts its annual Memorial Day Parade starting at Ira Jones Middle School, 15320 S. Wallin Drive in Plainfield. 

    Highland Park

    11 a.m. – Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering hosts the city’s Memorial Day ceremony at Highland Park High School, 444 Vine Ave. in Highland Park, auditorium. 

    Skokie

    11 a.m. – The village of Skokie holds its 2018 Memorial Day observance at Veterans Park, Lincoln and Cleveland avenues in Skokie. 

    Aurora

    11:30 a.m. – The Aurora Memorial Day Parade begins with remarks from Mayor Richard Irvin at 20 E. Downer Place in Aurora. 

    Naperville

    11 a.m. - The Naperville Memorial Day Parade has been canceled “due to excessive heat,” according to a new release sent by city of Naperville spokeswoman Linda LaCloche. The Memorial Day ceremony in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., will still be held but the time has been moved up to 11 a.m.

    Des Plaines

    1 p.m. – The Des Plaines History Center hosts a Civil War lesson and service project for children ages 5 to 12. Until 3 p.m. at 781 Pearson St. in Des Plaines. 

    8 a.m. – (CHICAGO) The Beverly Area Planning Association hosts its 2018 Memorial Day Ridge Run and Parade, starting at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, followed by the parade at 10 a.m. at 110th and Longwood. Contact: (773) 2323-3100.

    9 a.m. – (CHICAGO) Ald. David Moore hosts the South Side Memorial Day Parade, starting at St. Leo’s Residence For Veterans, 7750 S. Emerald Ave., and ending with a wreath ceremony back at the home’s garden at 11 a.m. Contact: Rashanah Baldwin, (312) 566-8647 or baldwinmediagroup@gmail.com.

    10 a.m. – (BERWYN) Rugby Illinois holds its 2018 High School State Championship games at Morton West High School, 2400 S. Home Ave. in Berwyn. Contact: (708) 846-0829 or info@rugbyillinois.us.

    10 a.m. – (HOFFMAN ESTATES, SCHAUMBURG) A joint Memorial Day observance starts at the Hoffman Estates Veterans Memorial, 411 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates, before proceeding to a 10:45 a.m. ceremony at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, 202 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, followed by an indoor service at the church at 11:25 a.m. Contact: Allison Albrecht, (847) 923-4710 or aalbrecht@schaumburg.com.

    10 a.m. – (RIVERSIDE) The village of Riverside holds its Memorial Day program at St. Mary Parish Center, 97 Herrick Road in Riverside, followed by an outdoor ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Guthrie Park, just south of the train station at 90 Bloomingbank Road in Riverside. Contact: (708) 447-2700.

    10 a.m. – (ST. CHARLES) The 2018 St. Charles Memorial Day Parade starts at 6th Street and West Main Street in St. Charles. Contact: Officer Ben Devol, bdevol@stcharlesil.gov.

    10 a.m. – (WHEATON) Wheaton’s annual Memorial Day Parade kicks off in Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave. in Wheatoi. Contact: (630) 260-2000.

    10:30 a.m. – (CALUMET CITY) Cardinal Blase Cupich celebrates Memorial Day with a Field Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road in Calumet City. Contact: Susan Thomas, (312) 534-8318 or sthomas@archchicago.org.

    10:30 a.m. – (PLAINFIELD) Plainfield American Legion Marine Post No. 13 hosts its annual Memorial Day Parade starting at Ira Jones Middle School, 15320 S. Wallin Drive in Plainfield. Contact: Plainfield Police Cmdr. Ken Ruggles, (815) 267-7211.

    ***11 a.m. – (CHICAGO) The Little Village Manuel Perez, Jr., Post 1071 will hold a Memorial Day observance and give a plaque to the Montes family, in honor of Miguel Alejandro Montes, who immigrated to the U.S., served in the military and died in combat. Manuel Perez, Jr. Plaza, 2600 South Kolin Avenue. Contact: Raul Montes, Jr., (773) 290-4603.

    11 a.m. – (CHICAGO) Anti-war veterans gather at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “to speak out against our endless wars and denounce the severe failure to adequately fund and staff the VA Hospital System.” At Wacker Drive and Wabash Avenue. Contact: Aaron Hughes, (217) 898-9083 or aarhughes@gmail.com; or Hannah Frisch, (773) 425-9780 or hfrisch52@gmail.com.

    11 a.m. – (HIGHLAND PARK) Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering hosts the city’s Memorial Day ceremony at Highland Park High School, 444 Vine Ave. in Highland Park, auditorium. Contact: Hayley Garard, (847) 926-1043 or hgarard@cityhpil.com.

    11 a.m. – (SKOKIE) The village of Skokie holds its 2018 Memorial Day observance at Veterans Park, Lincoln and Cleveland avenues in Skokie. Contact: Janelle Silva, (847) 933-8257 or janelle.silva@skokie.org.

    11:30 a.m. – (AURORA) The Aurora Memorial Day Parade begins with remarks from Mayor Richard Irvin at 20 E. Downer Place in Aurora. Contact:(630) 256-3010 or myaurora@aurora-il.org; or Joe Toma, (630) 899-9021 or joe@joetoma.net.

    Noon – (CHICAGO) “We Honor You” pop-up art installation honors police officers, firefighters and paramedics for Memorial Day. Until 1 p.m. at Brown Memorial Park, 634 E. 86th St. Contact: Rhea Steele or Brian Powers at (800) 355-9068; or nedra@greaterchathaminitiative.org.

    Noon – (CHICAGO) The Safe Summer Cycling Tour of Greater Grand Crossing starts at 71st and Cottage Grove and features stops at a variety of locations throughout the neighborhood before concluding at the mural wall on 71st and South Chicago Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Contact: Call or text (312) 543-0348.

    1 p.m. – (DES PLAINES) The Des Plaines History Center hosts a Civil War lesson and service project for children ages 5 to 12. Until 3 p.m. at 781 Pearson St. in Des Plaines. Contact: Rachel B. Birkner, (847) 391-5399 or rbirkner@desplaineshistory.org.

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