The Senator visited with Forest Park veterans, including D91 school board member Steve Rummel who served in the Marines, Park District Director Jackie Iovinelli who served in the Army, and Forest Park resident Erik Treese who served in the Army. Senator Duckworth also met with kids attending day care, answering questions about her prosthetic leg and explaining to them how technologically advanced devices allow her to walk. It was very much a learning experience for the kids. The Forest Park Senior Club met with Senator Duckworth, with one senior (below left) even serenading the history-making senator.
Also in attendance (below right) were Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough, Mayor Rory Hoskins, Commissioner Maria Maxham, Commissioner Jessica Voogd, Park District Director Jackie Iovinelli, Dist. 91 Superintendent Liz Alvarez, and several D91 School Board members.
Deputy Village Clerk