Actor Dick Van Dyke to visit Downers Grove, Danville

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Monday, May 23, 2016
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Dick Van Dyke attends the 29th Annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 24, 2016.
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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- The executive director of Dick Van Dyke's charitable foundation says the 90-year-old actor will take part in events in Danville and suburban Chicago next month.

Todd Regan of the Dick Van Dyke Foundation tells the (Danville) Commercial-News the actor will perform June 26 in Downers Grove. A date for a Danville event will be set soon.

The star of "Mary Poppins" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" lived in Danville when he was in high school. Van Dyke hopes to restore his childhood home as a foundation headquarters and provide scholarships to young performers.

Proceeds from Van Dyke's Chicago appearances will benefit the Dick Van Dyke Foundation for the Performing Arts and the Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation at the Walt Disney Birthplace in Chicago.