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Franco Juricic Turned his Personal Tragedy into an Exhilarating Victory for Humanity

Franco Paul Juricic of Highland Park may have lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on March 6, 2019, but won a great eternal victory for the resilience, spirituality, and dignity of human kind. He not only was a beloved husband and father, but also a beloved citizen in his community and advocate for helping others with pancreatic cancer by raising awareness about the need for dedicating resources to finding a cure. In his honor, the Sunday, May 5, 2019, Highland Park 5k race, is being dedicated to his memory by mobilizing runners and the entire town to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN). The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The entrance fee for the 5k race as in the past goes to support a variety of community organizations, but the generous runners and community members have stepped up with extra funds for the PCAN. READ MORE

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Residents Call for Independent Oversight and to Address Racial Inequities in Policing Following Use of Force Report

More than a dozen residents spoke out Tuesday night in favor of police reforms that would, they said, help to alleviate systemic racial prejudices and biases that plague the Highland Park Police Department, particularly in light of a recent statewide use-of-force report that has exposed serious flaws in reporting and police accountability. READ MORE

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