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Letters to the editor from Highland Park residents. Community success It is a sincere honor to be elected to serve as councilman for Highland Park. Campaigns are not as much about the candidates as they are about the community they want to serve. As...
Six Lake County high schools were listed among the top 20 in Illinois, according to U.S. News and World Report's rankings for 2013. Deerfield, Stevenson, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills and Libertyville high schools cracked the top 2 percent...
Tribune reporterIllinois donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included aviation giant Boeing Co., which contributed $1 million, and billionaire Penny Pritzker, who gave $250,000, according to newly filed records. Pritzker, who is being vetted by...
Tags: Gaming, Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, Penny Pritzker, Coca-Cola Co.
Some business owners are smoldering over an initiative that chopped hundreds of trees along Illinois Route 41 to improve visibility to businesses along a mile-long stretch of the highway in Highland Park. What was originally billed as a program to...
Despite an ongoing battle with an invasive beetle that is devastating ash trees, Lake Forest has been recognized nationally for the care it pays to its trees. Named a Tree City USA community for the 32nd consecutive year, the village met the standards...
As early as 12, Jonny Cohen was called an inventor. Now, at 17, he's already headed toward a new title: entrepreneur. As a seventh-grader, the Highland Park resident conceived GreenShields — a curved wing atop school buses to decrease drag and...
Cindy Bischof was gunned down by her ex-boyfriend in 2008. But she was there, in a way, at an exhibit last week at Northeastern Illinois University. So was Kimberly Vaughn, shot to death with her three children by her husband in 2007 in the family SUV....
Tags: Witnesses, Human Interest, Lobbying, Politics, Judaism
A lauded Highland Park curbside composting program, launched in January, is on the rocks after a Waukegan facility abruptly stopped accepting food scraps as it scrambles to address odor complaints. About 140 residents took part in the pilot program,...
Tags: Park City, Waukegan, Lake County (Illinois)
On April 9, many Illinoisans will go to the polls for local and consolidated elections. Enshrined in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, universal suffrage evolved piecemeal. The 15th Amendment in 1870 and the 19th Amendment in 1920 enfranchised African-...
Tags: Lobbying, Minority Groups, Springfield, Elections, Politics
Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed that the state bolster its own troubled finances by freezing the amount of state income taxes shared with local governments at 2012 levels, which could cost some towns hundreds of thousands of dollars. Quinn estimates the...
Tags: Finance, Personal Income, Pat Quinn, Taxation, 2010 Census
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Just call him Double Duty Doug. Doug Foerch has seemingly done it all in the world of boys gymnastics. In 1977, he and his brothers Steve and Brad became the first three brothers in Illinois High School Association history to be on a state final...
Tags: Mundelein, Schools, Gymnastics Clubs, High Schools, Homewood
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