Event Details


Dear Villager of the Year,

For 33 years, Wednesday Journal has been recognizing individuals in Oak Park and River Forest for their impact on our communities through our annual Villager of the Year project.

You are one of the dozens of community leaders who we have recognized over these decades. And today we have an invitation for you.

This January we recognized four people – Jackie Moore, Ralph Martire, Ed Condon and Steve James -- who are leading vital efforts to grow educational equity in our public schools. And we have invited them as speakers for our next Wednesday Journal Conversation event.

That will be on Jan. 29 in conjunction with our partners at Dominican University.

As part of that evening’s event, we want to invite you to be recognized for your service to our villages. Every past Villager of the Year will be invited to the stage to be honored and following the event the Journal and Dominican will host a reception for all of our guests.

Oak Park and River Forest are remarkable communities. And each of you have played your part in shaping these villages.

I hope you will join us for this special evening.

Here is your invitation.

All the best,

Dan Haley

Editor and Publisher

  • When: Fri Feb. 8
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Address: 7900 Division
    River Forest IL,US 60305

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