| Oct 14, 2013
News briefs from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Vernon Hills.
Social media launched
Lake Forest has launched The Social Media Guide for Businesses, which lists social media sites for local businesses to help them engage with customers...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Since 1976, The Firehouse in Highland Park has provided a safe haven for the town's youth. Many are familiar with the facility's reputation as the place to study, unwind or gather with friends.
Yet many remain unaware of its origin as an actual fire...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:57 AM
News briefs from Lake Forest and Libertyville.
Deer Path to host service day
Eighth-grade students at Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest will participate in a community service day on Oct. 25 as a part of their graduation activities. The entire...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Hundreds attended a recent college and career fair for special-needs students at Forest View Education Center in Arlington Heights.
About 30 different colleges and universities participated in the 5th annual Directions college and career fair on Oct. 1,...
| Oct 1, 2013
As Lake Forest College seeks to expand its facilities, some neighbors say they aren't happy with a proposed move into residential areas.
Lake Forest residents Robert and Ann Krebs want to donate their home on Walden Road to the college for the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:25 PM
While being led around the Lake Forest Police Department, Chelsea Britten hangs on Commander Mike Lange's every word.
Britten, 21, is not a criminal going behind bars, though.
In fact, Britten is an aspiring police officer and Lake Forest College...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:54 AM
U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad plans to meet a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week.
Some long-distance swimmers have taken to social media and blogs to discuss...
| Sep 9, 2013
With 505 new students, Lake Forest College broke records with the largest enrollment year in the college's history.
"When I arrived at the college in 1992, there were just under 900 students," said Bill Motzer, vice president for admissions and career...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Jack Hoy was the dean of admissions at Wesleyan University in the 1960s, and his efforts opened the college to a radically more diverse group of students. Under his leadership, the number of black freshmen jumped from two or three in the early 1960s to 13...
| Aug 14, 2013
Let's pause, here in the remains of summer, to praise the humble park bench.
I have a favorite park bench. Two, really.
The second sits just off Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton Avenue and looks out on the curve of lake along the city's skyline. It's a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Food that residents buy from farmers markets this summer might not always come from farms in the town they're bought — and customers might notice businesses from outside of Illinois — but organizers in Lake Forest and Libertyville say they are...
| Jul 16, 2013
Lake Forest's city staff and several city departments, along with representatives of local schools, Lake Forest College and the Lake Forest Open Lands Association, have formed a collaborative to better educate residents on environmental sustainability and...