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<p>Dispatcher Blanche Franco is at the controls in the dispatch room of the Highland Park police headquarters. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Eric Davis/For Pioneer Press</p>

Savings tied to 911 dispatch merger reappear


Highland Park's Rock N' Rags to celebrate Record Store Day

Highland Park's Rock N' Rags will be celebrating Record Store Day this Saturday, April 19.

<p>In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker dumps soil into a bag in Whiting, Ind. Crews for oil giant BP worked &nbsp;to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/The Times, Jim Karczewski</p>

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say

State and local environmental leaders this week said they must push a regional approach as the best way to tackle issues threatening the Great Lakes. U.S. Congressman Brad...

Gina Willer communicates with deputies and retrieves information for them out of the Lake County Sheriff's dispatch center in Libertyville. | Frank Abderholden/Sun-Times Media

Lake County Sheriff’s dispatcher knows trauma on both ends of 911 calls

Paul Wegrzyn said the most difficult calls he receives as an emergency dispatcher involve children. At 7:37 p.m. Nov. 26, 2012, the Buffalo Grove resident had to be on the other...

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How to prevent sewer backups

Both storm and sanitary sewer backups can lead to incredibly expensive repairs and irreparable damage throughout the home, so all homeowners should...

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan regularly performs and mixes with fans at his tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Highland Park. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Billy Corgan talks new music, new book and PAWS

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is a busy man. Not only is he recording two new Pumpkins records, but he’s also a quarter of the way through a sprawling spiritual memoir...

Highland Park police car  | FILE PHOTO

Police Blotter: Three people charged with DUI

The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Highland Park Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt....

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Districts 112, 113 announce changes at the top

Highland Park and Highwood parents need a scorecard this month keep up with the personnel changes in North Shore District 112 and Township High School District 113.

With a bit of color and imagination, rocks become pieces for outdoor tic tac toe. | Photo by Beth Engelman

Mommy on a Shoestring: Reuse, recycle, reinvent to celebrate Earth Day

Get out your glue guns; it’s time to turn everyday trash into modern day treasures.

Marty Brounstein and his wife, Leah Baars, give a presentation in Santa Monica, Calif., about Brounstein's book, "Two Among the Righteous Few." The couple will be touring the Chicago area in the next two weeks. | Courtesy Marty Brounstein

Author’s book tour to share ‘A Story of Courage in the Holocaust’

Marty Brounstein wishes that his story did not stand out so much. But because so few people stood up to the Nazis to protect Jews during World War II, Brounstein’s book about a...

Highland Park IL 6/30/11 (exterior shots of the Highland Park Theater)
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Young: Highland Park Theater a no-win situation

The City Council was never going to win with the Highland Park Theater. You can even choose which City Council you want to think of in that sentence. It’s equally true of this...

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