Arts & Entertainment
The square dance music and callers’ chant filled the choice hotel lobby of Westin Chicago Northwest, where for three days more than 800 enthusiasts gathered to learn, dance and socialize.
July 26 6:13 p.m. |
In 1998, more than 250,000 attended the Lake County Fair. Granted, it is now a five-day festival rather than a six-day one, but for whatever reason, 200,000 visitors is the stuff of memories. In 2009, attendance was 138,000. It dropped below the 100,000 mark in 2011 and remains there.
July 25 11:59 a.m. |
Stevenson senior Sophia Way is not on any list of Illinois’s highest-ranked girls basketball players.
July 24 4:44 p.m. |
Property owners in Highland Park and other portions of Moraine Township will soon be receiving their 2014 assessment notices. The notices are set to be mailed July 30, though the next township-wide, quadrennial reassessment will not take place until 2015.
July 24 2:53 p.m. |
Hi, my name is Alana. I attend school in the Hawthorn District. I am doing a community service project collecting new school supplies and gently used backpacks with working zippers. All of the supplies will go to Lake County area schools.
In an era day when Congressional gridlock makes passage of legislation difficult, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) saw a unanimous vote on the second bill he has authored since he took office in 2013.
July 23 5:03 p.m. |
With some of the area’s largest corporations considering taking their headquarters to foreign soil, both Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and his challenger, former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), want to see government action.
Reforming the corporate tax code and specific legislation to curb the incentive for American corporations to move overseas and take advantage of lower corporate taxes has emerged as a leading issue in this rematch for the 10th Congressional District seat between Dold and Schneider Nov. 4.
July 22 2:54 p.m. |
What’s happening in the Middle East might not seem more than 6,000 miles away to area Jews who are feeling the heat of pro-Palestinian sentiment.
Arts & Entertainment
James Conlon, music director of the Ravinia Festival, has a mission. Since 2005 he has championed music by composers from Germany, Austria and other Eastern European countries, some Jewish but some not, who were silenced by the Third Reich.
Township High School District 113 is parting ways early with embattled Superintendent George Fornero under a retirement agreement effective June 29, 2015.
July 21 10:16 p.m. |
In a battle stretching the length of Lake Michigan, Windquest outdueled Il Mostro for first-to-finish honors in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.
Things To Do
The Highland Park Chamber of Commerce is advising bargain hunters to skip their morning workout Thursday, July 24 and do their power walking — and shopping — at the chamber’s annual Sidewalk Sale, which officially runs through Sunday, July 26.
Some merchants also will be out on Sunday, July 27.
Highland Park native and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is upset at Amazon for leaking the tracklist to the re-issue of their 1998 album Adore.
July 17 1:57 p.m. |
Aggrego News Service