TCF National Conference 2021
{information pending due to covid-19 restrictions}

link: National Compassionate Friends

Worldwide Candle Lighting

...that their light may always shine

Sunday December 12, 6:30 pm 2021{details to be provided at later date}

We invite you to join us as we honor the memory of all children and siblings who have died.

Please Join Us.





Giving Back to the Community

On October 24, 2019, our chapter was designated by the Lake County Transportation Division/Lake County Board of Commissioners as a member of the Adopt-A –Highway Program. 
Involvement in this program is the result of the Northern Lake County  IL chapter of The Compassionate Friends members who wished to actively give back to the community.  Collectively, as grieving parents, grandparents and siblings, we recognize that many of the communities supported us in our darkest hours.   This program provides an opportunity for
us to symbolically reciprocate.

Our chapter is now responsible for picking up litter two times a year, in the spring and fall, along both sides of Deep Lake Road from IL Rte 173 to the county line road with Wisconsin.
This is a distance of 2 miles.   The Lake County Transportation division will provide safety signs, safety vests, bags and guidelines for participants.  Participants will need to bring gloves, a device for picking up garbage (if desired),  long pants and appropriate shoes.

The chapter’s contact person for this program is Susan Banks  
.  Future notifications of the litter pickup events and guidelines will be made public through our
monthly chapter newsletter, emails to interested persons, and possibly direct mailings.







New Events...

The events are called The HeART Remembers: Expressions of Love Through Our Hands


In place of our annual balloon release, we are inviting you to attend the memorial "make and take" event for parents, grandparents and siblings. Each person may choose a simple craft project and create a very personal memorial of your loved one for you to take home.

The HeART Remembers Creating Art in Memory of Our Loved One(s):

Thursday September 16, 2021 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
Location: Milburn Congregational Church 19073 West Grass Lake Road, Lake Villa, IL 60046.

Park in the parking lot behind the church, enter through the double glass doors. Doors are opened at 6:30 pm. Please wear a face covering and we will practice social distancing. We will have our Compassionate Friends meeting and during the meeting we will complete an art project. We will have a small smooth pebble for you to write your loved one’s name on and if you like, a small symbol. You can put the pebble in a small gift bag and take the pebble with you. 

The HeART Remembers -Waukegan

*Tentative-event/date pending Covid19 restrictions

Family and Friends are welcome. Stay for snacks and a short meeting afterwards.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
405 Keller Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085



The HeART Remembers -Lake Villa

*Tentative-event/date pending Covid19 restrictions

August 16th 2021
7 p.m.

Family and Friends are welcome. Stay for snacks and a short meeting afterwards.
Millburn Congregational Church 
19073 w. Grass Lake Road  (corner of Rt 45 &Old Grass Lake Road)
Lake Villa, IL  60046