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Vigil and Press Conference Honoring Kevin Clark
June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for a vigil and press conference honoring Kevin Clark’s legacy through music, action, and love. Kevin was tragically hit and killed while riding his bike on Wednesday May 26th near the intersection of Logan Boulevard and Western Avenue. He was a drummer and music educator well known for his role in the 2003 School of Rock movie starring Jack Black.
Speakers will remember Kevin’s life and legacy and call for improving bicycling safety in Logan Square and neighborhoods throughout Chicago. We will also install a ghost bike memorial for Kevin near the crash site.
The area around Logan and Western has long been recognized as a treacherous area for people walking and biking. In 2018 Active Transportation Alliance worked with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association to develop a suite of community-informed recommendations to improve the intersection, including removing a travel lane for a short segment, adding a protected bike lane, and enhancing crosswalks and lighting. Sadly, the city and state never took action.
Please join us in honoring Kevin’s life and legacy by pushing for safety improvements at Logan/Western and bicycling safety in neighborhoods throughout Chicago so no family is ever struck by this same tragedy again.