Robert and Carol Batlivala of River Forest announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Shireen, to Brian McNeilly, son of James and Carol McNeilly of Danvers, Mass. A 1993 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, the future bride received a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Dominican University. The future groom graduated from Danvers High School and received a bachelor's degree in communications from Salem State College in Salem, Mass. Amy and Brian are both advertising account executives for the L.A. Times.
The couple has planned a June wedding in River Forest.
Service and a song
To mark the release of his new music CD, Inside My Mind's Eye, Oak Park singer-songwriter Jim Haptonstahl will perform at FitzGerald's SideBar on Sunday, March 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the CD sales at the party will benefit Seguin Services, a nonprofit organization serving the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities in the western Cook County suburbs. Haptonstahl's day job is senior vice president of Seguin Foundation, which raises money for Sequin Services. He'll be joined by Steve Jackson on cello and Chris DeMonk on bass. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Young and old(er) grads
Two Oak Park residents have earned degrees from Western Illinois University in Macomb. Christina H. Cheronis received a bachelor of arts degree in communication. Ravi J. Schroeder received a board of trustees-bachelor of arts degree, which is designed for adult students.