Oak Park mom’s charitable work leads to friends in high places

THEY’RE OFF—Lori Mackey of Oak Park, second from left, joins Grammy Award-winning singer/ songwriter Chaka Kahn at the New York City Stock Exchange to sound the opening bell.

Her charitable work with Grammy-winner Chaka Khan and others led Oak Park resident Lori Mackey to Times Square in New York City last month, where she and Khan rang the bell to open the stock market on Aug. 10.

The bellringing brought attention to the Chaka Kahn Foundation, which helps atrisk, underachievin...

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