Candidate Meet and Greets

Tuesday, Feb. 17: Mayoral candidate Chris Harris, Commissioner candidate Dan Novak, D 209 candidates Theresa Kelly, Claudia Medina and Nathan “Ned” Wagner. 7-9 p.m. Light appetizers and cash bar. Amelia’s 7330 Harrison Street. 

Saturday, Feb. 21 Progress for Forest Park slate: Anthony T. Calderone (mayor) Mark Hosty, Tom Mannix, Joe Byrne and Rachell Entler. 1:30 -4:30 p.m. Free food and drink. Pioneer Tap, 7445 Randolph St. Forest Park.

Candidate forums

Three candidate forums will be held in Forest Park in the upcoming contested village, mayoral and school board elections April 7. 

Wednesday, March 11:  Proviso Township District 209 School Board Candidate Forum at Forest Park Middle School Cafeterium. 925 Beloit Ave. 6:30 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m.

Invited are seven candidates for three open positions: Cheryl Anderson , Francine Harrell (incumbent), Theresa Kelly (incumbent), Theodore “Teddy” Matthews, Claudia Medina, ShawnTe Raines-Welch and Nathan “Ned” Wagner. Co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the Forest Park Review.

Thursday, March 19: Forest Park Mayoral and Village Commissioner candidate forum. Forest Park Middle School Cafeterium. 925 Beloit Ave. 6:30 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Invited are Anthony Calderone and Christopher Harris; Joe Byrnes, Rachell Entler, Mark Hosty, Tom Mannix and Daniel Novak.  Co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the Forest Park Review.

Wednesday, March 25: Forest Park Mayoral and Village Commissioner Candidate forum. Invited are Anthony Calderone and Christopher Harris; Joe Byrnes, Rachell Entler, Mark Hosty, Tom Mannix and Daniel Novak.  7 p.m. Park District building, 7501 Harrison Street. Hosted by Vox 60130.

Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...

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