| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
University of Illinois officials today announced the largest gift ever to its prestigious College of Engineering, a $100-million donation that will fund student scholarships and allow the school to hire dozens of top faculty.
The gift from the Lake...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:19 PM
While teachers remained on strike, Lake Forest High School reopened Monday, apparently with enough students and certified teachers on hand to meet state criteria.
But whether the unusual move by the district will allow Monday to count as an official...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hit Lake Forest to raise $4 million for his campaign Monday night, capping a day in which he tried to seize on the teachers strike in President Barack Obama’s hometown to attack his foe on education....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Sep 11, 2012
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hit Lake Forest to raise $4 million for his campaign Monday night, capping a day in which he tried to seize on the teachers strike in President Barack Obama's hometown to attack his foe on education.
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below?
Check out the Illinois Department of...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:40 PM
A proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary.
But the idea got a warm reception from Gov. Pat...
| Nov 4, 2011
'Silenced' is harrowing
A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges.
In the film, a teacher (Gong...
| Nov 4, 2011
Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones'
In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
| Nov 4, 2011
Punk rock dads open up
In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
| 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...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It was almost exactly 20 years ago that another school in Lake Forest District 67 was hit by a principal-related controversy -- a test-fixing scandal dubbed "The Nighty Nightmare" after the signature farewell of Cherokee School principal Linda Chase to......