November 11, 2022 -- The City of Highland Park has established a temporary memorial remembering the seven victims of the Highland Park shooting at the Rose Garden, a quiet and contemplative garden located adjacent to Highland Park City Hall at 1707 St. Johns Avenue. Earlier today, the City provided flowers at the Rose Garden and at the intersection of St. Johns and Central with an invitation to community members to lay them at the Rose Garden as part of personal reflection and remembrance. Two plaques remembering the victims in English & Spanish were also placed at the southwest corner of St. Johns and Central.
As previously shared, a permanent memorial will be planned by the City based on feedback from victims, victims’ families, and the public. The City is cognizant that numerous victims are still recovering from physical injuries, and are currently unable to participate in these discussions. Plans for the permanent memorial will be discussed in the 2023. Visit cityhpil.com/permanentmemorial for the most up-to-date news. Information regarding this process will be shared with the public via the City’s website, eNews, and social media.