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Church sells Northbrook building years after dispute with village

On Sept. 15, the Petra Presbyterian Church sold the only permanent home it ever had at a substantial loss. The church has no plans to replace its Northbrook building, but the Rev. Christian Jinho Kim said the sale was cause for celebration. "We have suffered for a long time," Kim told the members of

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:42:00

Northbrook police blotter: Man facing drug, traffic charges

Drugs Donald J. Duffy, 67, of the 2500 block of North 3689th Street, Sheridan, Ill., was charged the evening of Sept. 11 with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper vehicular lighting, improper use of headset, driving without insuran

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 18:05:00

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Northbrook

A man was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Sunday morning in north suburban Northbrook. Steven J. Rizzi, 53, was fatally struck by Train 332 about 9 a.m. near the Metra station at 1401 Shermer Rd. in Northbrook, according to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari and the Cook County medical examiner's offi

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-18 20:17:00

From the Editor: Northbrook offers helping hand in disaster relief

Over the past couple of weeks, the attention of our nation has shifted to the terrible natural disasters of Hurricane Harvey and Irma. The response throughout the United States has been remarkable and the efforts should not go unnoticed. The great community of Northbrook is no different. Various o

NORTHBROOKTOWER.COM - 2017-09-18 21:53:00

Northbrook factory owner says automation will save woodworking company

The owner of a Northbrook factory said he doesn't even want to admit how much he spent on a new robotic system being brought on line this month. But he says it'll be worth it to make Bernhard Woodwork more competitive and help solve a staffing problem that $27 per hour hasn't fixed. "It's a matter o

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 20:49:00

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train at Northbrook Metra station Sunday

A man was struck and killed Sunday morning by an Amtrak train near the Northbrook Metra station. The 53-year-old man was a Northbrook resident. "The engineer told investigators that he saw him step off the platform into the path of the train," said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, speaking for Metra

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:37:00

Bring your grandkids for free to Northbrook Symphony concerts

At the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi is engraved the phrase "Know thyself." A corollary for those in the performing arts might be "Know thy audience." Last season music director and conductor of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Rapchak, took that advice to heart. Since the o

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 18:17:19

Inaugural golf fundraiser 'Makes a Difference'

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook hosted an inaugural golf outing and dinner fundraising event on Aug. 28 for its Youth Makes a Difference mentoring program, not initially knowing what kind of response it would receive. "We were hoping at the very least to break even and spread the word," said Y

NORTHBROOKTOWER.COM - 2017-09-18 21:45:00

Train Fatally Strikes Pedestrian In Northbrook

UPDATE: On Monday, the Cook County Medical Examiner identified the man as 53-year-old lawyer and Northbrook resident, Steven J. Rizzi. NORTHBROOK, IL - An Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Northbrook Metra station shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday. It halted trains in both direction and

PATCH - 2017-09-17 18:13:35

Volunteers Honor 9/11 Heroes with Service Projects at YMCA

The somber 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks became a cause for reflection and community service at the North Suburban YMCA. A group of almost 50 volunteers gathered at the Y to remember the fallen and contribute something positive by beautifying outdoor public spaces. The projects were made poss

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 13:07:39

Walgreens to grow by 1,932 stores with Rite Aid deal

After years of trying, Walgreens Boots Alliance has received clearance from the Federal Trade Commission to expand its business through the purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.38 billion. The FTC had long resisted a deal between Deerfield-based Walgreens and competitor Rite Aid, forcing the two

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:50:00

Column: Millburn Bypass, Quentin Road widening among 'aggressive' 2018 plans for county roadwork

This just in: We have a clarification that will come as either good news or bad news, depending on if you see major road construction as a benefit or an impediment to your existence in Lake County. Last week in this space, it was noted that the Lake County Division of Transportation's recently compl

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 16:39:00

Police: credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicle

A resident of the 800 block of Locust Street on Sept. 6 reported that his or her personal financial information was used to open several bank accounts. There is no reported loss at this time. Forgery Alex V. Petik, 29, of the 1600 block of West Peterson Avenue, Chicago, was charged with forgery on S

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:18:00

Lake County "Tobacco 21" ordinance to take effect Jan. 1

Younger Lake County tobacco users may have a tougher time getting their fix after Jan. 1, 2018. Lake County is blazing the trail in the fight against youth tobacco use, as it became the first county in Illinois to ban the sale of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to individuals younger than 21 years

HPLANDMARK.COM - 2017-09-19 23:25:00

Drury drops governor bid to run for attorney general

State Rep. Scott Drury set aside his campaign for governor Tuesday and became the first Democrat to formally enter the race for attorney general following Lisa Madigan's announcement that she will not seek a fifth term. Drury, of Highwood, is a former federal prosecutor and was already in the midst

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:56:37

Drury leaves governor's race to run for attorney general

CHICAGO (AP) - Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general. The former federal prosecutor from Highwood said Tuesday Illinois needs an attorney general who's "fiercely independent." He says he'd step up the office's focus on

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-19 19:44:00

Months After Embezzling Over $14,000 From Glenview Auto Parts Store, Mount Prospect Man Arrested: Cops

GLENVIEW, IL - A 25-year-old former employee of a Glenview auto parts store was charged with embezzling more than $14,000. Patrick G. Dannhauer, of the 500 block of North Elm Street in Mount Prospect was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with engaging in a continuing financial crimes enterprise. Dannhau

PATCH - 2017-09-19 22:35:32

Suspects Flee Police After Multiple Smash & Grab Burglaries Reported: Glenview Crime Reports

GLENVIEW, IL - The following information comes from the Glenview Police Department as a record of police activity and includes both incidents reported by the public and arrests made by police. Readers are reminded that an arrest is not an indicator of guilt and criminal charges represent merely accu

PATCH - 2017-09-19 20:57:13

Glenview comes out to 'hug the bear' on statue's 100th birthday

Dozens of Glenview residents gathered at Jackman Park recently to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Jackman Park bear statue in an event that included vocal and musical performances, dance and speeches. The "Children's Fountain," now commonly known as the Jackman Park bear, was dedicated to the

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 18:27:00

Evanston police: Highland Park man charged with drug possession

The following items were taken from Evanston Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Drugs Jake David Boedicker, 19, of the 1000 block of Andean Place, Highland Park, was charged with possession of a controlled substance in the 100 block of Ridge Ave

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:53:00