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Despite an ongoing battle with an invasive beetle that is devastating ash trees, Lake Forest has been recognized nationally for the care it pays to its trees. Named a Tree City USA community for the 32nd consecutive year, the village met the standards...
As early as 12, Jonny Cohen was called an inventor. Now, at 17, he's already headed toward a new title: entrepreneur. As a seventh-grader, the Highland Park resident conceived GreenShields — a curved wing atop school buses to decrease drag and...
Cindy Bischof was gunned down by her ex-boyfriend in 2008. But she was there, in a way, at an exhibit last week at Northeastern Illinois University. So was Kimberly Vaughn, shot to death with her three children by her husband in 2007 in the family SUV....
Tags: Witnesses, Abusive Behavior, Judaism, Politics, Murder
A lauded Highland Park curbside composting program, launched in January, is on the rocks after a Waukegan facility abruptly stopped accepting food scraps as it scrambles to address odor complaints. About 140 residents took part in the pilot program,...
Tags: Waukegan, Park City, Lake County (Illinois)
On April 9, many Illinoisans will go to the polls for local and consolidated elections. Enshrined in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, universal suffrage evolved piecemeal. The 15th Amendment in 1870 and the 19th Amendment in 1920 enfranchised African-...
Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed that the state bolster its own troubled finances by freezing the amount of state income taxes shared with local governments at 2012 levels, which could cost some towns hundreds of thousands of dollars. Quinn estimates the...
MEN Akron Deji Ibitayo, Rich Central, So., G, 6-3, 205 Albany Mike Black, Fenwick, Sr., G, 6-0, 180 Boise State Derrick Marks, Plainfield Central, So., G, 6-3, 206 Davidson Clay Tormey, Chicago, Jr., G, 5-11, 165...
Just call him Double Duty Doug. Doug Foerch has seemingly done it all in the world of boys gymnastics. In 1977, he and his brothers Steve and Brad became the first three brothers in Illinois High School Association history to be on a state final...
For most schoolboy chess players, approaching a chess board with Jonathan Kogen in the other chair is like a rookie NBA player confronting Michael Jordan in his prime, crouched and ready. Kogen, a 17-year-old junior at Deerfield High School, is a...
Jesse Lowe Smith (1869-1934) served as principal of Elm Place School and Superintendent of Schools in Highland Park — in the former District 107 — for 32 years until his death in 1934. Born in Macon, Ill., Smith arrived in Highland Park in...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Ravinia Park
The Associated Press released its Class 3A and Class 4A All-State teams Wednesday. There were some surprises. When a bunch of voters based in different areas of the state are unable to see several teams and players, the final selections can be somewhat...
Tags: Huntley, Elections, Joliet, Bloomington, Arlington Heights
Here is the Class 3A Illinois girls basketball all-state teams, as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by John Radtke of the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald. CLASS 4A FIRST TEAM Linnae Harper, Young (Sr., G, 85...
Tags: Huntley, Joliet, Bloomington, Vernon Hills, Arlington Heights
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