We want to thank our neighbors [Locals call for end to bloodshed in Gaza, News, July 30] who joined our July 22 vigil at Scoville Park to oppose the ongoing siege of Gaza and to advocate for a political solution to the crisis. Together, we shared our horror at the systematic destruction of Palestinian homes, neighborhoods, schools, health care facilities, water treatment facilities, electrical grids, etc. You came, as we did, because you wanted to express your anguish in response to the rising death toll of (now) over a thousand people — Palestinians and Israelis — with thousands more injured and traumatized.
Oak Park resident Eddie C. Campbell, a seminal blues guitarist and singer who played with Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, will received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Music Awards during a ceremony Sunday at the Copernicus Center.
Grace Lutheran School boys basketball coach William Thompson, featured on the front page of the Jan. 29 edition of the Wednesday Journal, recently won his 900th coaching victory of a grade-school career that has lasted 43 years.