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Jack and Vivi Larkin, of Lake Forest, try on a fireman’s helmet at Kids, Rigs and Heroes, July 27, in Highland Park. (Photos by Phil Bach/22nd Century Media)
Hudson Nowalk, of Highland Park, sits on a truck during the event.
Adrian Batashki, of Wood Dale, rings a bell on a fire truck.
Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter
2:26 am CDT August 1, 2019

The president and chief executive officer of the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce looks upon Kids, Rigs and Heroes as something more than a fun opportunity for kids to check out and pretend drive the likes of police cars, fire department ambulances and huge Department of Public Works vehicles.