| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:41 PM
A longtime Tellabs executive will lead Naperville's Human Resources Department, at least for the next three months.
The city selected James Sheehan from more than 100 applicants to head the department as an independent contractor, according to City...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The new nature center at Naperville's Knoch Knolls Park is being touted as an educational resource for all ages as well as a meeting place for those wishing to explore the entire 224-acre tract.
Following 14 months of construction, officials recently...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The number of students needing special education due to emotional disabilities is trending up, which in turn is putting the squeeze on school budgets, said officials at New Trier High School.
At the same time, the number of overall students needing...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Almost 2,500 Park Ridge residents who live in condominiums or in developments pay property taxes to the city but don't receive the same public works maintenance as others.
In such cases, the owners' association — and not the city — is...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Highland Park has turned to Rudy Espiritu, a former DeKalb administrator with a love of the stage, to fill the role of deputy city manager.
As assistant city manager in DeKalb, Espiritu oversaw budget development, human resources and economic...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:04 AM
This may be remembered as the Year of the Prairie Chicken.
A project to replenish Illinois' prairie chicken population is going well so far, conservationists say, despite being pulled into the political fray earlier this summer. The three-year effort to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Jen Z's Beauty Services in Highland Park will mark its seventh anniversary with an in-store celebration on Oct. 7.
"Jen Z" (Jennifer Zanotti Ori), 32, has been a make-up artist and esthetician for 13 years. After working as a manager for a large...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor.
"I remember standing next to my...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Evanston Public Library officials on Monday re-issued a speaking invitation to a Palestinian-American writer after their earlier decision to call off his talk sparked an angry response on social media.
The Chicago writer, Ali Abunimah, said in a post on...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:12 PM
The investigation into 17 suburban teachers who liked a Facebook post featuring a photo of an ax lodged in a car windshield has been canceled, a school official said Tuesday.
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 administrators canceled the probe...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Here's something Hinsdale teachers can "like" without fear of reprisal:
The superintendent has canceled an investigation into a controversial Facebook post that has consumed Hinsdale Township High School District 86 for the past month.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:42 AM
A Fort Lauderdale middle school is getting caught up in a shark frenzy.
New River Middle is partnering with the Davie-based Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, which sponsors ocean marine research and conservation projects, to enhance its marine science magnet...