| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:47 PM
To the people of Deerfield, Barry Bradford is known as the charismatic presenter of the "60 Minutes" series at The Patty Turner Center, lecturing on everything from history to pop culture.
In reality, this Lincolnwood native who now resides in...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:31 AM
A $100,000 lightning detection system, using sensors, horns and strobe lights, will be installed this month at 10 of Highland Park's major recreational areas, and at Rosewood Beach and Moraine Park in 2015.
The Park District of Highland Park chose the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville will be closed from May 2 to 7 for emergency repairs to the railroad crossing, officials recently said.
Metra announced it would be shutting down the crossing to both vehicles and pedestrians from 9 a.m. on May 2...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:28 AM
The impending departure of a beloved Highland Park High School principal has ignited a community backlash toward District 113 officials in recent weeks.
In July, Brad Swanson will leave to become an assistant superintendent with Glenbrook School District...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Lake Forest's City Council meetings likely will soon be starting an hour earlier.
With aldermen saying they felt time was wasted if a meeting that preceded the council session — such as committee of the whole or finance committee — wrapped up...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Lake Forest Dance Academy officials are warning parents of a case of fifth disease discovered after a recent recital.
Sandy Ragsdale, director of the academy, which is run by the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department, said the sickness was...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:42 PM
It took a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to get Army platoon leader Paul Baffico to open up about his experiences four decades earlier.
"'When I came home in 1971, I never said a word because I couldn't," said Baffico. Then, in about 2005, "my...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Although Memorial Day has come and gone, Friday provides another opportunity to honor the memory and bravery of those who have served.
June 6 marks 70 years since D-Day, when America and its allies daringly stormed the beaches of Normandy, a turning...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Lake County officials are warning residents to beware of ticks this spring as the number of confirmed Lyme disease cases almost tripled in 2013 to 46, up from 17 in 2012.
The deer tick, also called black-legged tick, can carry Lyme disease as well as...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Authorities have arrested three men in connection with a home-invasion shooting in northwest suburban Wauconda, officials said today.
Jose A. Dominguez-Eleperez, 26, of Wheeling; Noe Brito-Ramirez, 22, of Wauconda, and John Nava, 19, of Niles, were...
| May 11, 2014
Construction started on almost 5,000 new homes in the Chicago area in the 12 months that ended in March, but two of the top five communities weren't even in Illinois.
They were a short drive away, depending on traffic, in St. John and Crown Point, Ind....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Beginning in the fall, every student in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 will have either an iPad or a Chromebook in the classroom.
With its recent approval of a purchase not to exceed $800,000, District 109 school board members made Deerfield a...