Several dozen people gathered outside Maybrook Courthouse on Sept. 19 to hold a candlelight vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died at the age of 87 on Sept. 18.
Forest Park resident Etta Worthington is part of Western Front Indivisible, which helped organize the event along with Progressive Indivisible Berwyn, Indivisible Oak Park, Indivisible Brookfield, and Western Spring Indivisible.
The vigil was attended by Forest Park Mayor Rory Hoskins and River Forest Trustee Patty Henek, who is running for village president in the upcoming spring election.
Hoskins, who has a daughter, spoke about Ginsburg’s support of Title IX equality in school athletics, which, he said, has provided girls and women the opportunity to compete and take on leadership roles.
“There are a lot of things RBG did that will touch people who won’t necessarily know about it,” Hoskins said.
Henek said, “I’m here to show gratitude and respect for Justice Ginsburg.” Like Hoskins, she said Ginsburg has done a lot for so many people. She quoted Ginsburg: “Real change, enduring change happens one step at a time.”
In times like these, Henek said, where there are a lot of changes and uncertainties, it’s important to take that first step.