| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Unmask the Silence Casino Night Gala
Saturday October 20, 2012 at 6:30pm Exmoor Country Club 700 Vine Avenue Highland Park, IL 60035
On behalf of survivors of domestic violence, A Safe Place is hosting its 3rd Annual Unmask the Violence Gala, a casino...
| Jan 3, 2013
The first word you see on the front page of this newspaper may be Chicago, but some of the most important stories you read here every day happen outside the city limits.
The Tribune has a team of photographers, reporters and editors in three bureaus...
| Oct 24, 2012
Above the Grove Portage Trail at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, the canopy of trees was taxicab yellow. With the sun pouring down from above, the colors glowed.
Beneath them, we walkers gaped at the view, pointed our cameras and counted...
| Sep 9, 2012
Just above the cash register at Sam's Auto Service, the owner has taped up a photo of his elderly father, a snapshot of his granddaughter and his property tax bills.
Owner Bassam Shaheen knows it may seem odd to tape up an old $53,000 annual tax bill....
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said.
According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:32 PM
The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......
| Jan 20, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Gertrude Maxwell, the philanthropic founder of Save-A-Pet Inc., died Tuesday, Jan. 18,Â in West Palm Beach. She was 99. She began her crusade at the age of 61 after attending a Chicago-area Humane Society meeting where she was shocked to learn that an...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Q. Is there really "a little-known process" in Illinois government "in which the legislative leadership and special-interest groups determine which bills are debated and which ones aren't"? A. Kinda, yeah. The allegation comes from a recent Voice of the...
| Jul 31, 2010
As the economy was taking a historic nosedive, parks officials in Highland Park were paying three of their executives far more — $435,203 in one case — than anyone in similar posts across the suburbs, the Tribune has found.
Parks officials in...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 6:39 PM
Two Illinois lawmakers on Monday called for hearings to look into local government pension practices after learning how officials with the Park District of Highland Park intentionally used large bonuses to hike the pension of a district executive by...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 11:51 AM
On July 6, Lawrence and Deborah Coven sold their home at 73 Lakeside Place in Highland Park, Ill., to Robert Chesler for $860,000.
Larry J. Coven is an attorney at his private law office, Coven Law Group, in Chicago.
73 Lakeside Place has 3,852 square...
| Aug 7, 2010
The northern suburbs have a reputation as a refuge from crime, and that's often true. But in 1934, the body of famed outlaw "Baby Face" Nelson was found in what is now Skokie. Here are some other facts that may be surprising about our northern neighbors:...