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The city of Highland Park is planning to resume its annual Fourth of July parade — two years after a gunman opened fire on attendees, killing seven and wounding dozens more.

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The Highland Park community comes together to heal. Amanda Vinicky has a live report.

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Highland Park’s Fourth of July Parade turned into a tragedy Monday. That sudden shift from a celebratory mood to one of imminent danger can make it difficult for people to process in the aftermath, according to clinicians. 

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City of Highland Park cancels events through July 16

Concerts and events at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park have been canceled through Sunday “out of a deep respect” for the community, according to a statement on Ravinia’s website.

Law enforcement search in downtown Highland Park, a Chicago suburb, after a mass shooting at the Highland Park Fourth of July parade, Monday, July 4, 2022. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Authorities said a 22-year-old man named as a person of interest in the shooting was taken into police custody Monday evening after an hours-long manhunt. At least six people were killed and 30 others were wounded. 

A band marches in the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park moments before shooting begins. (Jay T. Smith / WTTW News)

My heart aches. It aches for those who were lost, their families and for the devastating days ahead. I also thought about next weekend, and the weekend after.


A Highland Park shop specializing in ukuleles is keeping its music community alive by offering virtual lessons on how to play the “happiest instrument on the planet.”

(Photos courtesy of Terri Chaseley)

Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have described a range of symptoms, and they’ve lived with a fear of spreading the illness to their family and friends. A Chicago-area resident shares her story.

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Statement often attributed to Nazis chosen as senior quote

Highland Park High School won’t be handing out its yearbooks on time after a statement linked to Nazi leaders was chosen as a senior quote.

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Mexican dancers, neighborhood bites, a murder mystery and funny films usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Witty women, global fare, sweet treats and art fairs usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

A scene from “Mass” (Russell Jenkins / Ravinia Festival)

A roundup of recent concerts from the Ravinia Festival

As visitors to the Ravinia Festival well know, the picnics on the grass staged there tend to be legendary feasts. But it is the musical feasts that are the real food for thought.

Chinese New Year celebrations take place around the globe each year, including London. (Paul / Flickr)

Lion dances, pancakes, beer tents and Oscar movie speculation usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Merry DIY markets, holiday music, furry friends, dream homes and festive trains usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

A new book looks at pivotal moments in the history of Steppenwolf Theatre. We hear from the author and a longtime ensemble member.

A wave of swimmers start their race in Lake Michigan at the 2015 Chicago Triathlon. (Courtesy of Transamerica Chicago Triathlon)

Cheer on Chicago athletes, shop for fall accessories, take in an outdoor movie, sip sangria on a sprawling lawn, run through mud, watch dashing dogs and more this weekend.