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City of Highland Park Committee of the Whole met January 28

City of Highland Park Committee of the Whole met January 28. Meeting Location: Pre-Session Conference Room, City Hall. At 6:04 PM, Mayor Rotering called the meeting to order and asked for a roll call.


Bags Of Booze, Cocaine Found On DUI Drivers: Blotters

LAKE FOREST-LAKE BLUFF, IL — The following information comes from the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff police departments and court records as a record of those arrested by police. Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indication of guilt and criminal charges, which represent merely accusations by


Lake County Craft Beer Festival to be held in Grayslake

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It will be pouring inside this weekend as local craft brewers and home brewers from the Chicago area gather in one place. The Lake County Craft Beer Festival is happening at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.


Highland Park eyes changes to affordable housing rules

Highland Park officials are considering changes to an affordable housing ordinance that requires residential developers to offer a certain number of units at below-market rates to income-qualified renters and buyers.


Top 10 Subdivisions in Lake Forest, IL - February 2019

The Lake Forest subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was North Carrol Meadows with an average sale price of $1,750,000. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Lake Forest was Conway Farms with 12 sales.


Illinois Gov. signs bill raising minimum wage to $15

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill into law Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Pritzker ousted former-Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in November and campaigned on raising the minimum wage.


Dundee Road Construction Closures Set To Begin

NORTHBROOK, IL — Daily lane closures are due to begun next week on Dundee Road with full closures expected to take place later this spring, according to village staff and the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Snowfall Totals: Lake County Hit The Hardest

CHICAGO (CBS)–Snowfall between Sunday and Monday totaled close to nine inches in some areas, while other areas got an inch or two. On the higher end of the snowfall totals for the Chicago area, Buffalo Grove had 8.7 inches, according to the National Weather Service. In Lake County, Riverwoods had 8.


Illinois State Police: Trooper injured in crash during traffic stop

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) - An Illinois State Trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a tractor semi-trailer sideswiped his squad car. It happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 39 in Ogle County on Feb. 18, 2019.


Central Illinois under winter weather advisory starting at 9 p.m.

BLOOMINGTON — A winter weather advisory will take effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday and continue until noon Wednesday, as another winter storm is headed to the region. The National Weather Service expects a mixture of precipitation with snowfall expected to total up to 2 inches and ice accumulation of up to


Lake County residents push Trump, Pritzker EPAs for protection from same cancer-causing gas that shut down Sterigenics

Months of community organizing, pleading and haranguing paid off last week when Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration banned Sterigenics from using cancer-causing ethylene oxide gas at its sterilization plant in west suburban Willowbrook.


Ku Klux Klan yearbook photo surfaces on central Illinois campus

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A University of Illinois yearbook photo of 22 men, over the title Ku Klux Klan just recently surfaced and though the photograph was taken nearly 100 years ago, it sparked an enormous response online.


Improved Class 2 ISO Rating Places Mundelein Fire Department in Top 4% Nationwide

The Mundelein Fire Department has earned a Class 2 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO)-the second highest possible rating for fire protection services. This Public Protection Classification (PPC) program places Mundelein's Fire Department (MFD) in the top 4% of all fire departments through


District 113 Names Hinsdale High Schools Chief As Superintendent

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — The Township High School District 113 Board of Education unveiled its pick for its next superintendent Tuesday. The board unanimously approved a three-year contract with Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Superintendent Bruce Law, who will take over in July.


"Zombie Deer" reported in several Illinois counties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) -- Animals with a disease known as "Zombie Deer" have been reported in 17 Illinois counties, as well as 23 other states, according to the Center for Disease Control.


Ravinia Brewing Co. brings homemade feel to Highland Park

The Ravinia District of Highland Park is a bustling part of the town. With shops, restaurants and entertainment options galore, there’s a lot to do in town. But the one thing that was missing?


Icy commute, freezing rain expected Wednesday morning

A mix of snow and freezing rain overnight to Wednesday morning is expected to make for a slick start-of-the-day commute. The snow is predicted to start a little after midnight and turn into freezing rain and drizzle that will last until mid to late Wednesday morning, meteorologists at the National W


Woman dies in hot tub after husband allegedly closes lid on top of her

WHEELING, Ill. — A man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after his wife died in the couple’s hot tub, according to WGN. Police said they responded to the couple’s home Feb. 9 in reference to an unresponsive female victim in the home’s outdoor hot tub. She was later identified as 57-year-old


Illinois lawmaker puts the brakes on mileage tax proposal

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would test a mileage tax for vehicles driving on state roads has been tabled, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Chicago Democrat Marcus Evans last week filed House Bill 2864, establishing a pilot program for a 2.1-cent tax on every mile a vehicle is driven on state roads.


Audit of North Chicago Housing Authority finds vouchers going to housing that's 'not decent, safe, and sanitary'

Nearly all of the housing the North Chicago Housing Authority helped pay for during the spring and summer of 2018 did not meet federal housing quality standards, with more than 60 percent deemed “not decent, safe, and sanitary,” a federal audit has found.