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Martin Luther King Jr. programs on tap across Lake County

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Updated: March 21, 2014 3:33AM

Lake County marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a variety of programs celebrating the civil rights leader’s service to the nation.

Highland Park

Day of Service: Martin Luther King Day of Service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Park Recreation Center, 1207 Park Ave. West. The day will feature Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, who will share memories of Martin Luther King; performances by Jesse White Tumbling Team; the Freedom Express Museum; the Edgewood Middle School Chorus will sing songs of freedom; Highland Park High School Jazz Band will play patriotic songs; a MLK Tribute will be performed by Lynn Epps and more. For more information, call (847) 903-9523.


Service project: Join a meaningful family service project from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. Learn about Project Linus and make cuddly fleece blankets to be donated to children in the community. For grades 2 and up with a caregiver. Registration required. For more information, call (847) 634-3650 or visit

North Chicago

Celebration: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and make a craft at 1 p.m. Monday and at 6 p.m. Tuesday at North Chicago Public Library, 2100 Argonne Drive. For more information, call (847) 689-0125.


Day of Service: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, community members have the opportunity to create get-well cards that will be distributed to patients of Vista Health System from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. All supplies provided. The cards will be presented to Vista by Congressman Brad Schneider in a ceremony at 5 p.m. Directly following the presentation, Three Brothers Theatre, will present dramatic readings of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream speech” and his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech as well as the poem “Abundant” Hope by Maya Angelou. Participants can write down their dreams and pledges for peace to be hung in the Library. Also, the film “Remember the Titans” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (847) 623-2041 or visit

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