| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Long-awaited repairs to the 73-year-old Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct will begin soon and should be complete by year's end, Park Ridge officials said at Wednesday's city council meeting.
The Illinois Department of Transportation finally approved plans to...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say.
"It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Highland Park officials hope better marketing and improved weather cast a sunnier picture next year for the city-owned Highland Park Country Club, which is projected to lose about $190,000 this year.
Before the City Council on Monday night,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for soliciting kickbacks from a real estate broker -- a practice he had said was “a natural part of business” at the nation’s largest home finance...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:06 PM
After sailing into strong head winds of opposition, Highland Park city officials have tabled a controversial recommendation to close the city's only boat launch for public use next summer.
At two separate meetings last week — one at the City...
| Oct 3, 2014
The filming of a reality series featuring Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and his wrestling league has angered a handful of parents in the North Shore community of Highland Park who say it's not fair the celebrity was allowed to film in a building...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:53 PM
A Cook County Circuit Court judge denied on Thursday a request for a temporary restraining order made by state Rep. Scott Drury in a complaint filed against Drury's Republican challenger Mark Neerhof and radio talk show host Dan Proft.
| Nov 9, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Burr Ridge residents overwhelmingly voted in support of the mayor and trustees continuing to receive compensation for their services.
In last week's election, 67.81 percent of voters in the western suburb voted "yes" to an advisory referendum question...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Graciela Villanueva should have been hosting a victory party on election night, celebrating a successful run for school board in this verdant valley of apples and wine grapes, peaches and hops.
She had already been appointed to the spot on the Yakima...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend.
The deaths of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a speech about the economy Thursday afternoon at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, according to city officials.
"It really shows the place that Kellogg has in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
After more than two years of battling Longwood City Hall, Florida's court system and his neighbors — along with racking up nearly $200,000 in code-enforcement fines — Sean Law has cleaned up his yard.
"It is an improvement — it looks...