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Highland Park Strong: Grieving Together as a Community

July 4, 2022 -- Together, the City of Highland Park, the Park District of Highland Park, Highland Park High School / Township High School District 113, and North Shore School District 112 are grieving for the victims and the families of the horrific shooting today at what should have been a happy and joyous celebration. 

Highland Park is a strong community, closely knit with shared values, priorities, and partnerships that were so clearly evident among the organizations, individuals, businesses, and entertainers participating in our parade today.  As we grieve together as a community, we need to support each other as a community.  In the aftermath of this unthinkable tragedy, we are stronger together.

Counseling professionals will be available tomorrow for students, staff and community members at Highland Park High School (433 Vine Ave.) from 9:00 to 2:00. No appointment is necessary, but only the Vine Street entrance will be open. Anyone who is not a current District 113 student or staff member who wishes to take advantage of counseling services will need to have a valid driver’s license to be cleared to enter the school, which is the school’s standard procedure for visitors to the school.