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MONDAY Sensory Friendly Magic 1-1:35 p.m. July 8, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Experience the magic of Jaime Aponte as he amazes us all. This one-of-a-king show includes live animals, daring, mystery and illusion. This is a sensoryfriendly program especially for children with special needs and their families. Tickets are required. TUESDAY Tidying Up Like Marie Kondo 5-6 p.m. July 9, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Learn the joys of tidying. Join us to watch clips to learn more about Marie Kondo’s organization methods and get hands-on practice with her folding techniques. UPCOMING Manet and Modern Beauty - Behind the Scenes of the Art Institute’s New Exhibit 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 10, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Katie Kemnitzer, research associate in the department of Eruopean painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses the museum’s exhibit, Manet and Modern Beauty, the first Art Institute exhibition devoted exclusively to Manet in more than 50 years, and the first to focus on his transformative last years. Walking Outdoor Meditation 2-3 p.m. July 10, Dayhouse Coworking, 2057 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. Spend a half day at Dayhouse Meditation for some serene time to work and take a 30-minute walking meditation outside with in-house meditation guru Vicki Hensley. This event is free for Dayhouse members and $20 for nonmembers. To register visit dayhousecoworking.com/ events-1. Chicago Klezmer Ensemble 7-8:30 p.m. July 10, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Enjoy modern and traditional klezmer music. Chicago Klezmer Ensemble creates original interpretations and compositions. This program is part of the Chicago YIVO Society Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture. Stories in the Woods 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 11, Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Engage in a handson nature inspired activity. Enjoy a story and take a short hike with a naturalist. No pre-registration is required. It is $8 for one adult and one child, and $3 for each additional child. Prioritizing Your Business Challenges 12-1 p.m. July 11, Dayhouse Coworking, 2057 Green Bay Road, Highland Park. You’re a busy business owner. Not sure which problems to tackle first? Join Dayhouse Coworking member Kanhai Kapadia (Founder of KGK Company) to refocus on what matters: decisionmaking strategies that successful CEOs use to continuously grow revenue and profit, the real-world stories that prove those strategies and an AMA session for fresh ideas on your most frustrating challenges. Free for Dayhouse Coworking members, $20 for non-members. Incredible Edible Earth 3-4 p.m. July 11, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Learn about the layers of Earth and the Moon with food. We’ll build models using a cacophany of confections. program will take place in the meeting room. All Things Fishy 6-7:30 p.m. July 11, Rosewood Beach Interpretive Center, 883 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Enjoy the art of making candy sushi. Create a fishpainted tote bag or picture to take home. Walk along the beach as a naturalist explains our resident fish. Historical Overview of Immigration Control in America 7-8:45 p.m. July 10, Highwood Public Library, 102 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Presentation by Magdalena B. Wilk, J.D., who is an immigration attorney in Lake County and also a lecturer in politics at Lake Forest College. Photo Scavenger Hunt 10-11:30 a.m. July 13, Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Join us for an epic scavenger hunt. You’ll be challenged to hunt for specific Heller locations with your family while taking silly photos. Each family will leave with a surprise. Summer Astronomy 8:30-10 p.m. July 13, Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. See Saturn and the Moon through our telescope. Bring a blanket to lay on the grass and view the stars. If weather is cloudy we will provide an indoor program. Pizza Tasting 4-4:45 p.m. July 17, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Who has the best pizza in town? We’re about to find out. Kids entering 6th-8th grade are welcome to join us in a blind taste test to find the best pizza around. Registration is required. Middle school students only. Highwood Days 4 p.m.-10 p.m. July 18, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. July 19, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 20, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 21, Highwood Metra Station, 317 LIST IT YOURSELF Reach out to thousands of daily users by submitting your event at HPLandmark.com/calendar For just print*, email all information to email@example.com *Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. Green Bay Road, Highwood. This year marks the 51st anniversary of Highwood’s oldest festival. Complete with carnival rides, funnel cakes, live music and tons of food from local vendors — this is the most traditional festival and will not disappoint. Get Healthy with Technology 6-7 p.m. July 18, Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park. Join us to get familiar with the many apps and wearable devices that can help you track your steps, practice good sleep hygiene, calm your mind with meditation, motivate you with great music and more. ONGOING Ukulele Lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aloha City Ukes, 453 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park. Come learn how to play simple chords and songs on the ukulele with music lovers from the community. Strum along with experienced and just beginning ukulele players, no need to register. If you don’t have a ukulele, you can borrow one from the stores extensive collection. For more information visit the store or contact Aloha City Ukes on their website alohacityukes.com.
hplandmark.com news the highland park landmark | July 5, 2019 | 3 Highland Park City Council Financial penalties for fake reports to police approved Eric Bradach Freelance Reporter Residents knowingly making false statements to law enforcement in Highland Park will soon have to surrender a hefty fine after City Council approved an ordinance at its June 24 meeting. The ordinance was introduced to the council earlier the same day at the Committee of the Whole meeting. At the City Council meeting, Mayor Nancy Rotering and three council members voted yes; meanwhile, Councilwoman Michelle Holleman voted no and Councilwoman Kim Stone voted present. “[This ordinance] came up on our Committee as a Whole [agenda], we discussed it, and this is something we saw for the first time in this agenda,” Stone said. “So I am not ready at this point to say yes or no... So I will be voting present.” Under the new law, anyone who knowingly makes a false statement to a Highland Park police officer in connection with a police report or investigation is liable to a civil penalty. Those penalties could be an amount set by the annual fee resolution as well as up to three times the amount of the damages and costs to the city caused by the false statement, according to the ordinance. The new law defines knowledgeable false statement in three ways: “a statement of material fact with actual knowledge that the statement was false;” ROUND IT UP A brief recap of City Council action on June 24: • Mayor Rotering proclaimed June as LGBTQ Pride Month. “The City of Highland Park is proud to the LGBTQ-plus flag in June in honor of Pride Month and will display the flag throughout the summer,” Rotering said. “HIghland Park is a community invested in inclusivity. We stand as allies to the LGBTQ-plus communities, highlighting their voices as we fly the rainbow flag.” • A resolution awarding Tyler Technologies, Inc., of Plano, Texas, the Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Implementation contract passed. • A resolution awarding Illinois Constructors Corp. of Elburn, Illinois, the 2019 Bridge Maintenance Program contract passed. “a statement of material fact with knowledge of facts or information that would cause a reasonable person to be aware that the statement was false when it was made;” or “signs, certifies, attests, submits or otherwise provides assurances, or causes any other person to sign, certify, attest, submit or otherwise provide assurances, that a statement of material fact is true or accurate in deliberate ignorance or reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the statement.” The penalties are in response to numerous highprofile events involving false statements to law enforcement, which has cost the city high implications including police staffing, investigative time and resources and unnecessary law-enforcement intervention. The new conditions was drafted after a review other municipalities that have created similar ordinances and feedback from the city’s corporation council, according to the ordinance. Holleman, the lone no vote, expressed worry that the penalties were too harsh and is not clearly defined enough to protect minors from such penalties. “I will echo Councilman Stone’s comments and just add that I think this goes a little too far and has potential for abuse, turning lying into a crime, which could be overused in certain situations, especially with minors,” Holleman said. Rotering, though, said she was certain that the law would only be enforced on adults and not on minors playing pranks. “I received assurance this evening from the [police] chief’s presentation that this ordinance will not be used in those circumstances and that a very high standard will be used before this ordinance was applied,” Rotering said. “I found comfort that this will not be used for teenagers having issues telling the truth.” Township High School D113 Township High School D113 hires new administrator Submitted Content The Township High School D113 Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the superintendent’s recommendation to appoint Dr. Michael C. Lach as its assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment at a June 24 meeting. In this role, Lach will provide leadership for curriculum design, development and implementation across the District, as well as oversee the collection, analysis and dissemination of all forms of assessment data with a focus on using these insights to improve teaching and learning. “In his roles as Officer of High School Teaching and Learning and later as Chief Officer of Teaching and Learning for Chicago Public Schools under Arne Duncan, Dr. Lach has demonstrated his ability to manage transformational initiatives and build partnerships that lead to significant gains in student performance,” Superintendent Bruce Law said. “His deep expertise in curriculum standards, Love is the cure for loneliness.... S ilver V iew accountability and policy at the district and federal levels and his administrative skills in managing teams and budgets will help ensure that District 113, its faculty and students continue to achieve at the high levels our community has come to expect.” Dr. Lach, who will join the District next month, expressed his desire to “roll up his sleeves” and get started in his new role, noting a particular focus on ensuring equity, opportunity and achievement for all students. “I’m looking forward to listening, learning and building the relationships needed to ensure that principals are empowered to serve as instructional leaders and teachers are supported with the tools they need for both their own learning and that of their students,” Lach said. Lach earned a bachelor of arts degree in physics from Carleton College, master of arts degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University (science education) and Northeastern Illinois University (educational leadership), and a doctorate in educational leadership from University of Illinois Chicago. Lach is currently the director of STEM and strategic initiatives at the University of Chicago, where he has led a variety of research and technical assistance projects focusing on regional and national K-12 math and science education improvements. During his ten years of employment at Chicago Public Schools, he served in a number of other roles, including director of mathematics and science, teacher liaison, senior technology advisor and as a science teacher at Lake View High School. Previously, he served as lead curriculum developer for Northwestern University’s Center for Learning Technology in Urban Schools. 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