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Winnetka (Cook, Illinois)

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  • Better economy means more homes being razed

     Better economy means more homes being razed
    For some historic preservationists on the North Shore, the economic downturn in 2008 had a silver lining, bringing a lull in tear-downs and new-home construction that gave scores of vintage properties a reprieve from the wrecking ball.
  • Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants

     Winnetka bans coal tar-based sealants
    Undeterred by a contingent of pavement industry representatives who argued their product is safe, the Winnetka Village Council voted to ban the use of coal tar-based sealants. With trustees voting 4-1 late night on Aug. 19, Winnetka becomes the second...

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts
    A proposal to ban coal tar-based driveway sealants in Winnetka has drawn attention from some pavement industry representatives and business owners. They have argued to village officials in recent weeks that the product does not pose a health risk to the...

    Blotter: Tattooed teen steals bike in Oak Park

    Blotter: Tattooed teen steals bike in Oak Park
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports. A 16-year-old boy, with tattoos on both arms, and three other boys on bicycles pushed a 13-year-old Oak Park boy off his blue and green bicycle on the 200 block of Chicago Avenue at 5:57 p....

    Environmentalist lobbies Winnetka over coal tar sealant ban

    Environmentalist lobbies Winnetka over coal tar sealant ban
    With the stage set for Winnetka to become what officials are saying would be the second community in Illinois to roll out a ban on coal tar-based pavement sealants, officials recently were visited by a Texas environmentalist who urged them not to back...