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Stock up on gently-used books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and audiobooks at Highland Park Public Library's used book sale running now through Nov. 19. The used book sale, which is run by the Friends of the Library, offers bargains on hundreds of gently-used books and more. Bargain hunters can find ple

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 18:10:54

Highland Park HS picks charity for 2018 drive

Highland Park High School announced Nov. 17 that Cal's Angels has been selected as the beneficiary of the school's 2018 Charity Drive to be held in February. Cal's Angels is a pediatric cancer foundation based in St. Charles that grants wishes to children with cancer. The organization also raises aw

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 21:00:13

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Lights Up Downtown Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - Come out to downtown Highland Park this weekend to celebrate the start of the holiday season with music, dance and family-friendly fun. The Holiday Lighting Ceremony is set for Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants in a scavenger hunt through downtown can win prizes, Santa


Highland Park lines up support from school districts for Briergate TIF

The City of Highland Park is lining up support for its plan to create a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in the sprawling Briergate business area west of Route 41. But the backing of three school districts and a park district will come with a few strings attached. In exchange for the support o


Man dies after being found shot in driveway, Graylake police say

A 38-year-old man died early Saturday morning after being found shot in a Hainesville driveway in what police are describing as a domestic violence-related incident. Grayslake police were dispatched to 110 W. Big Horn Drive at 11:26 p.m. Friday, where the man was lying face down in the driveway and

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 23:06:00

Woman Beats Knife-Wielding Robber With Her Cellphone in North Suburb

NBC 5 A woman who was approached by a robber armed with a knife Friday evening in north suburban Lake Forest repeatedly hit him in the head with her cellphone until he ran away. The attempted robbery happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue, Lake Forest police said. The wom

NBC CHICAGO - 2017-11-18 03:36:23

Lake Forest Halloween Party Homicide: 'People Of Interest' ID'd

LAKE FOREST, IL - At least half a dozen people of interest have been identified in connection with the fatal shooting of a North Chicago teen outside a crowded costume party in Lake Forest last month, and some of them were known to the victim before his death, authorities said. Around 12:05 a.m. on

PATCH - 2017-11-18 21:48:34

Woman fought off knife-wielding attacker by hitting him with her phone: Lake Forest police

A woman was able to fight off a knife-wielding attacker in Lake Forest Friday night by striking him in the head with her cell phone, Lake Forest police said. The victim said a man with a large kitchen knife approached her shortly before 5:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Western Avenue, according

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 22:36:00

History resurfaced: Film tells story of Great Sacandaga Lake

Charlie Kraebel -- ckraebel@digitalfirstmedia.com The Conklingville Dam is shown facing the Stewart's Bridge Reservoir in Hadley, which eventually empties into Sacandaga River and then flows into the Hudson River. By Paul Post, The Saratogian EDINBURG, N.Y. >> Centuries of local history, along w

SARATOGIAN - 2017-11-18 05:00:00

100 years ago in The Saratogian: Nov. 18

While most of Saratoga County has been raising money for the Y.M.C.A. War Work fund for the past week, fundraisers in Mechanicville are just getting started. The city has a $5,000 quota as part of a nationwide $35,000,000 fundraising goal. After this afternoon's mass meeting in the Park Avenue Theat

SARATOGIAN - 2017-11-18 05:00:00

Painter charged with Spa jewerly theft

SARATOGA SPRINGS - A worker hired as part of a group painting a city home is accused of swiping jewelry worth more than $13,000, city police said Friday. Police said the painter -- whose name is James M. Brush -- is charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

TIMES UNION - 2017-11-18 11:29:12

New Aviation Mall general manager: Mall 'ready' for new stores

QUEENSBURY - Aviation Mall has a new general manager, and he is already walking the halls, trying to figure out how to propel the mall into prosperity. Last year, the Aviation Mall got new floors and lighting. Everything is gleaming and new. But there's still a lot of empty space between stores. "We

POST-STAR - 2017-11-18 19:00:00

Letter: Vote yes to ensure land becomes a central park

On Dec. 5, we will be asked to vote one more time to authorize a purchase agreement for more than 37 acres that the Shenendehowa school district wants to sell to raise money to buy property for the eventual need to build another elementary school. This time, though, the purchase agreement is between

TIMES UNION - 2017-11-18 17:49:23

Parks contribute to local quality of life

A timely article in the November 2017 magazine of the American Planning Association concludes: "Parks and recreation planning is more than fun and games. Parks contribute significantly to the quality of life for all, deliver a wide range of benefits beyond their borders, and hold immense potential f

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-11-18 08:00:00

Grateful for care for husband at Ellis

It has nearly been two months since my husband experienced symptoms of a stroke. His speech was garbled and he had a headache. Other than that, he had no other symptoms. Within five minutes, we were visiting Ellis Medical Center in Clifton Park. Luckily, we live right in the neighborhood. From the t

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-11-18 08:00:00

Clifton Park to view zoning options

A new town committee will look into the future of the west side of the Route 9 corridor between Sitterly and Fire roads. The Town Center Form Based Code Expansion Advisory Committee will consider proposed zoning changes in that Northway Exit 9 study area. Form-based zoning uses graphics "to explain

TIMES UNION - 2017-11-18 17:45:34

Driver Killed In Early Morning Crash With Semi On I-696

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Authorities say a 33-year-old man died after striking a semi-truck that had jackknifed on I-696 in the rain. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on westbound I-696 at Lincoln Drive, just past the Greenfield Road exit in Southfield. According to police, a semi-truck had

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-18 09:40:46

Police believe same suspect involved in 2 bank robberies in West Bloomfield, Commerce townships

Here is another image of the man police believe is responsible for two bank robberies in West Bloomfield and Commerce townships. Photo courtesy of West Bloomfield Police Department Police believe the same man is involved in two area bank robberies, the most recent of which occurred Nov. 10 at a Ci

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 05:00:00

Small Business Saturday: Score $5,000 By Shopping In Oakland County

WATERFORD (WWJ) - This holiday season, you can win cold, hard cash just by shopping in Oakland County. One holiday shopper will win $5,000 by making a purchase at any independent retailer or service provider in Oakland County during the "Small Business Saturday to Saturday" promotion Nov. 25 through

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-18 14:23:12

Man arrested for DUI after crash on Eight Mile

A 25-year-old Novi man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after a Nov. 7 crash on eastbound Eight Mile, just west of Haggerty. The man was driving a Chevrolet Equinox that rear-ended a Ford Mustang driven by a 47-year-old Fenton woman at about 6:45 p.m., a Northville Township Po

HOMETOWNLIFE.COM - 2017-11-17 14:48:05