| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
As would-be vendors of medical marijuana scour Lake County for possible locations, Highland Park's Route 41 corridor could become a desirable area, city planning officials said at a recent meeting.
Officials said that in nearby communities like Highwood...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:05 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Posting sexually explicit pictures of intimate friends or ex-lovers on the web would become illegal in Illinois under legislation the Senate passed Thursday.
Sponsoring Sen. Michael Hastings, D-Orland Hills, said the practice,...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Twenty-first century Fort Sheridan is a charming neighborhood set on dramatic ravines along Lake Michigan.
The Lake County Forest Preserve and the municipalities of Lake Forest, Highland Park and Highwood converge throughout the former United States Army...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Decades before he became known as the Teflon president and the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan was a hunk in trunks.
For seven summers on the banks of the Rock River, north of Reagan's boyhood hometown of Dixon, Ill., the young man who became...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Name: Nancy Sawle Knobloch
Hometown: Highland Park
Name of organization: Family Service: Prevention, Education and Counseling
What role does it serve in the community? Family Service provides advocacy services, counseling, and...
| Dec 23, 2013
Statements made to police by Philip Vatamaniuc, one of three men accused in the June murder of 20-year-old Highland Park resident Colin Nutter, will be allowed in his upcoming trial, a Lake County circuit court judge ruled recently.
Vatamaniuc, 18, of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:40 PM
When the state rolls out its new hand-held cellphone driving law on Jan. 1, North Shore police will welcome it with open arms after a crackdown over the summer by several departments yielded hundreds of citations.
Police from Lake Forest, Highland Park,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:40 AM
A Lake Count judge on Monday scheduled a Nov. 4 competency hearing for a potential witness in the trial of the three men charged in the death of Colin Nutter, 20, of Highland Park.
Nutter's body, with a gunshot to the back of the head, was found by a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Nearly two years ago, Highwood Deputy Fire Chief Ronald Pieri — the highest ranking fire official at the time — was indicted on criminal charges of theft and misconduct.
Placed on paid administrative leave by the city, he collected his $66,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:48 AM
Every elementary and middle school in Highland Park, Deerfield and Highwood saw a lower percentage of students pass the Illinois Standards Achievement Test in 2013 compared with the previous year, according state testing data.
In general, schools with...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Lake County prosecutors have consistently maintained that Benjamin Schenk, a 20-year-old Highwood man, fired the shot that killed Colin Nutter on June 3.
But Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Reginald Mathews recently filed a notice that suggests...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:46 AM
The lawyer for the man investigators say pulled the trigger in a Highland Park slaying told a Lake County judge this week that his client needs a full psychiatric evaluation.
Benjamin Schenk, 20, of Highwood, who along with two others is charged with...