Village sweethearts

November 12th, 2019 3:02 PM

By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

The Historical Society of Oak Park-River Forest will hold its second annual Museum Gala on Thursday, Nov. 21, and will also bestow their second annual "Heart of the Villages" awards. This year's honorees are Sherlynn Reid, longtime head of the village's Community Relations Division, and philanthropist Chatka Ruggiero, who owns the Oak Park Arts Center. 

The event takes place at the Carleton Hotel, 1110 Pleasant St. from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 708-848-6755 or email 

Ken Trainor 


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