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  1. 3 Illinois teachers recognized as semifinalists for Music Educator AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    In total, more than 7,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Josh Chodoroff , Highland Park High School, Highland Park, Illinois Stevi Marks , Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Illinois Nancie Tobison , Barrington High School, Barrington, Illinois The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in their schools.


  2. Highland Park ISD parents commend decision to reinstate suspended booksRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    Over the past few weeks, Highland Park High School students talked a little less about football, homecoming dates and weekend plans. Instead, they were talking about books.


  3. Highland Park's Bake 425 Taking Over 8 Former Homemade Pizza Co. SpotsRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Eater

    Before he opened his first Bake 425 store in Highland Park last month, owner Bill Borneman took over several locations in the Chicago area that formerly housed the shuttered chain Homemade Pizza Co. . Borneman has plans to open eight of his take-and-bake stores in those locations, according to Crain's .


  4. Highland Park Tenor hits high note at Opera IdolRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Evanston Review

    Aldo Perrelli, a tenor from Highland Park who works at a Glenview Jewel grocery store, was selected Sept. 26 as the scholarship recipient of Opera Idol Finalists "Face-Off" at The Merion hotel in Evanston.


  5. Chicago Teen Turns the Yellow Schoolbus GreenRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Forward

    As a seventh-grader walking home in Highland Park, Ill., Jonny Cohen would watch school buses pass by and wonder if there might be a way to make them more energy efficient. School buses are an "overlooked form of transportation," says Jonny Cohen, now 19. "I like efficiency and for things to be efficient, and I have a passion for the environment."


  6. Editorial: Don't over-protect students from life's realitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Dallas Morning News

    ... so kids can just be kids. Sometimes, that protective instinct goes too far. Recent controversies include Highland Park High School's suspension of six books from 10th-graders' approved-reading list, and an effort in Jefferson County, Colo., to ...


  7. One percent Wilmette sales tax now officialRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | 301 Moved Permanently

    ... tax Skokie will charge as of next January, when the Wilmette hike goes into effect, on par with Evanston, Highland Park, and Park Ridge, and higher than Glenview, Lake Forest, and Northbrook. (Winnetka does not have a sales tax.) Most of the ...


  8. Bake 425 Taking Over North Shore HomeMade Pizza LocationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Patch.com

    If you miss the ease of grabbing a pizza to cook at home from HomeMade Pizza, take heart: Highland Park's Bake 425 is taking over many of HomeMade Pizza's shuttered stores across the North Shore, according to an article in Crain's Chicago Business. Bake 425 opened its first location in Highland Park in August at 479 Central Ave. The business makes its own mozzarella cheese, sauces and dough in house daily and sources organic and local ingredients.


  9. Lake Forest's Jack Garrity finds control in senior yearRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | Lake Forester

    ... his junior season. He began to work with Louis Sauer, director of instruction at Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park. "For him, his game wasn't sharp. His confidence was wavering a bit," Sauer said. "It was not a quick fix." Sauer knew Garrity ...


  10. Highland Park Creates Task Force to Study Boating OptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Patch.com

    The City of Highland Park and the park district are forming a task force to study boating options in light of the recommendation that the city limit access south of the Water Treatment Plant for security reasons. At the September 22, 2014 City Council meeting, City staff discussed the security assessment and related recommended improvements for the Water Treatment Plant.


  11. Men accused in Highland Park man's killing appear in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Chicago Tribune

    Due to a psych evaluation, the trial date for one of three men charged in Colin Nutter's murder was moved Due to a psychiatric evaluation, the trial date for Benjamin Schenk, one of three men charged in the June 2013 murder of 20-year-old Highland Park man Colin Nutter, was moved to Feb. 9. Schenk's trial had previously been scheduled to begin on Monday. Appearing before Lake County Circuit Court Judge Victoria Rossetti this morning, James Bertucci, Schenk's attorney, asked for a continuance, saying the psychiatric evaluation was in draft form and should be finalized within a couple of weeks.


  12. Highland Park trio blends comedy and faith in - Believe Me'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Dallas Morning News

    ... Not a whole lot of laughter in that bunch. Then there's Believe Me , a new religious satire made by a trio of Highland Park friends (opening Friday). It appears that Christian comedy has arrived. "We've been pretty adamant that it's not a Christian ...


  13. Not to be missed, North of ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Examiner.com

    ... or beer kegs. Check their upcoming schedule and find your way to Ravinia Music Festival; 418 Sheridan Road; Highland Park, IL 60035; Phone 847.266.5000. Maureen Bardwell and her photojournalist husband Doug love to travel the world in search of ...


  14. Family Friendly: Vernon Library will welcome snakes, bats, spiders and moreRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Lake Forester

    ... sounds of fall at Babies in Nature, 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, Highland Park. The stroller walk, with a naturalist, is for ages 6 months-3 years. The cost is $6 for an adult and child; $3 per additional ...


  15. D113 Caucus Seeking Volunteers to Interview School Board CandidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Patch.com

    The District 113 Caucus is looking for volunteers to interview and endorse school board candidates seeking election to the District 113 school board at the April, 2015 election. All caucus members must reside within the District 113 boundaries, serving both Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools, including the communities of Highland Park, Highwood, Fort Sheridan, Deerfield, Bannockburn and Riverwoods.


  16. Former Highwood Police Chief Forrest Grandi Dies at 76Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Patch.com

    Born in Highland Park 1937, he served on the Highland Park Police force from 1959 to 1979 where he retired with a rank of Sergeant & Chief of Detectives. He was Police Chief of Highwood from 1981 to 1991 and from 1995 to 2005 he was in charge of the AFIS finger print division of the Northern Illinois Crime Lab.


  17. Park Cities Kids Are Already Rich. Why Do We Want Them To Be Smart?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Dallas Observer

    ... been, pardon me for my worldview. I've been thinking about this, because I wish everybody would shut up about Highland Park banning all those books. We want them to ban books. I do anyway. Ban them all. Keep their children from reading. Don't you ...


  18. Floyd: Censors are trying to speak for all? Now that's obsceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Dallas Morning News

    In a juicily ironic observance of Banned Books Week, authorities at Highland Park High School are, well, not quite banning books. They're "suspending" seven titles, pending a review that might take months.


  19. Prestigious school districts reveals flaw in its book suspensionsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Star-Telegram.com

    The Highland Park Independent School District, located in a wealthy suburb of Dallas, is one of the most prestigious public school systems in the state. Celebrating its centennial this year, the district serves about 7,000 students who "consistently score above the national and state average on the ACT and SAT," according to the HPISD website.


  20. Theater production Oct. 6 to set the stage for welcoming Walmart to southeast TopekaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | The Capital-Journal

    That is the message eastside neighborhood improvement associations and Highland Park High School wish to send to send Walmart though a free, public theater production they will offer at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the high school's auditorium at 2424 S.E. California. Highland Acres NIA is partnering with the Highland Park High Theater Group to offer a special community production called "Welcome to the Neighborhood," said Bob Schneider, a member of that NIA's Awareness Team.


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