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      Money Smart Week April 18-25, 2015

      Highland Park Public Library will be hosting two (2) programs during Money Smart Week® April 18-25, 2015 to help consumers learn to manage money wisely. These events are some of the more than 3,500 free classes, seminars and activities promoting financial education that will take place during that week nationwide.


      Highland Park Public Library Programs

      Identity Theft: Take Immediate Action (Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm)

      Identity theft occurs when a criminal obtains and uses someone else’s personal information to purchase goods and services fraudulently. A fast response to identity theft is the best way to minimize the damage to your name and financial health. This presentation by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office will discuss the steps you need to take if your identity is stolen and how to prevent identity theft in the future.

      Game Plan for the Second Half of Your Life: Estate Planning (Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm)

      This estate planning overview will coach you through the winning legal strategies you can use for a successful future using wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. This seminar will be presented by Kenneth M. Bloom, attorney, CPA, and partner of the Chicago estate planning law firm Peck Bloom, LLC.

      Calendar of Events

      Visit to locate an event in the area, pick up a print calendar at the Highland Park Public Library, check out our website, or call the Information & Reader Services (847-681-7031).

      What is Money Smart Week?

      Money Smart Week® (MSW) is a national education campaign designed to help consumer better manage their personal finances. The program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities. Events hosted by partner organizations including libraries, financial institutions, government agencies, media, and nonprofits.


      Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, MSW began as a one-city program in Chicago and has grown to 49 states, with more than 3,500 events and 250,000 participants annually. “Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy," says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

      National Partners

      American Library Association, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Financial Planning Association, and the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension.

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      Consolidated General Election

      On April 7, 2015 Highland Park voters will vote for Mayor, City Council, Park District of Highland Park Commissioner, North Shore School District 112 Board Members, and Township High School District 113 Board Members. Additional voting information is available at or by calling 847/377-2410.



      Nancy Rotering

      City Council (3 vacancies):

      Michelle Holleman

      Tony Blumberg

      Paul Frank

      Park District of Highland Park Commissioner (2 vacancies):

      Lori Flores Weisskopf

      Brian Kaplan

      North Shore School District 112:

      Unexpired 2-Year Term (1 vacancy)

      Jacqueline N. Denham

      Full 4-Year Term (3 vacancies)

      Yumi Ross

      Michael Cohn

      Eric Ephraim

      Township High School District 113 (4 vacancies)

      Michelle Culver

      Debra Hymen

      George Spathis

      David B. Small

      Alena K. Laube

      David Scott Greenberg

      William Kerstein

      League of Women Voters of Highland Park/Highwood Voters Guide to the Consolidated Election: High School District 113.

      Early Voting

      Early voting starts on March 23 and ends on April 4. The early voting site for Moraine and West Deerfield Townships:

      Highland Park Police Station, 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., 847/926-1084

      Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.