Dick Van Dyke to hold events in Illinois, Chicago area this summer

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Actor Dick Van Dyke attends the premiere of 'Saving Mr. Banks' at Walt Disney Studios on December 9, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Actor Dick Van Dyke attends the premiere of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ at Walt Disney Studios on December 9, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

DANVILLE, 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. The Danville event will be on the 24th.

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.