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Conservation

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  • Naperville picks Tellabs exec for top HR spot

    Naperville picks Tellabs exec for top HR spot
    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...
  • Knoch Knolls nature center now open

    Knoch Knolls nature center now open
    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...
  • Students with emotional problems put squeeze on school budget

    Students with emotional problems put squeeze on school budget
    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...
  • Park Ridge residents decry taxes without services

    Park Ridge residents decry taxes without services
    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...
  • Incoming Highland Park deputy city manager happy in new role

    Incoming Highland Park deputy city manager happy in new role
    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...
  • Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate

    Prairie chickens coming home to roost downstate
    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...
  • Clients come first in beauty business

    Clients come first in beauty business
    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...
  • Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014

    Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014
    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...
  • Palestinian-American writer accepts offer to appear at Evanston library

     Palestinian-American writer accepts offer to appear at Evanston library
    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...
  • Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post

    Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post
    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...
  • School's Facebook inquiry exposes lack of social media savvy on both sides

    School's Facebook inquiry exposes lack of social media savvy on both sides
    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. The decision...
  • Sharks take center stage at New River Middle

    Sharks take center stage at New River Middle
    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...