| Feb 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Highland Park and Grayslake.
I commuted from the Highland Park Ravinia Station from 1972 to 2003. I roughly figured that if I put in a 20-day working month, I would ride approximately 1,000 miles per month. Of...
| Feb 5, 2014
In April 2012, Barbara Solheim and her then-4-year-old granddaughter, Sophia, walked into Deerfield's Village Hall with a request: Change the village law to allow chickens.
About 10 months later, after hearing from Solheim and other residents, Deerfield...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The NSFW trailer above is for the upcoming season of Oxygen’s "Bad Girls Club: Chicago" – or as I like to call it, “Bad Girls Club: Highland Park.” It features seven women with strong personalities living together for three...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:17 AM
In Highland Park and Deerfield, as in other Chicago suburbs, road salt is becoming an increasingly precious commodity.
Highland Park snow plow crews have been clearing the streets as needed in the recent snowstorms, but the road salt is being...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Logs from Highland Park trees provide seating in an outdoor classroom's miniature amphitheater that also has a sandbox and murals at Highland Park Community Nursery School.
Various pieces of this outdoor classroom share the distinction of having been...
| Jan 28, 2014
Q: Can you tell me anything about the Villa Moderne Nite Club from back in the 1940s and 1950s? We are trying to remember where it was located in the Chicagoland area and some of its history.
--Doris Ruchalski, Chicago
A: I was able to find some...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Carly Rousso, the Highland Park woman accused of huffing chemicals, then driving off the road and killing a 5-year-old girl in summer 2012, would plead guilty to reckless homicide, according to her attorney, but not to aggravated DUI.
So far, no deal...
| Jan 22, 2014
Highland Park hopes to save about $200,000 a year by consolidating its emergency dispatch services with Glenview's later this spring, officials said recently.
Officials say the dispatch consolidation may improve emergency response.
It's the latest...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:59 AM
North Shore School District 112 officials say the fact that they recently spent more than $11,000 on an informational video about the district's aging buildings and financial challenges speaks to the gravity of the situation and the urgency in educating...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Emanuel Ax: The pianist is joined by Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter for the first of three Symphony Center Presents Chamber Music series events that include newly commissioned works performed alongside piano pieces and songs by Brahms....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Lake Michigan appeared frozen solid along the North Shore in the winter of 1899. The lake's frozen appearance masked the fact that ice thickness ranged from as deep as three feet to razor thin. The lake's waves pulsed under those who ventured on the ice...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Another downside to the recent bitter cold: It's encroaching upon the glory of summer.
As subzero temperatures again enveloped the North Shore on Monday and Tuesday, public schools in Highland Park and Deerfield remained closed. Extreme cold puts a...