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  • Two Highland Park Residents Receive Awards at Chicago Botanic Garden Volunteer Recognition Reception Jul 14, 2014 1:52 PM
    Rhoda Muchmore, of Highland Park, was awarded the Five Star Customer Service Award at a recent reception at the Chicago Botanic Garden acknowledging the ongoing dedication and support of more than 2,000 volunteers. Susie Mahon, of Highland Park, was selected as the Garden’s Super Senior and has dedicated more than 3,500 hours of service.

     
  • Garden Conservancy Open Days features area gardens Jul 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    Horticultural delights like hydrangeas producing both pink and blue blooms, a grass labyrinth, a bed of Italian figs and even a tunnel of petunias are just a sampling of the sights to be enjoyed when six breathtaking private gardens in the area will be open as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.

     
  • Sunday picks: Deborah Voigt teams up with CSO at Ravinia Jul 13, 2014 5:00 AM
    Wheeling native and opera star Deborah Voigt crosses over to the Great White Way for the concert “Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival. Get family or friends together to drive and compete in The Big Sunday Summerrallye today at the Woodfield Mall Shopping Center, Schaumburg. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Weekend picks: Country star Josh Turner to rock Festival Park Jul 12, 2014 5:00 AM
    Fans of country star Josh Turner won't want to miss the Roughstock and Rambler Tour on Saturday outdoors at Festival Park adjacent to Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin. Comedian Kristen Toomey likes to bill herself as your favorite blue-collar aunt, so get some grounded and working-class humor this weekend when she performs at the The Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Judge rules charges in Highland Park huffing case are constitutional Jul 10, 2014 2:01 PM
    A Lake County judge ruled Thursday it was constitutional for prosecutors to charge a Highland Park woman with aggravated driving under the influence in a fatal crash, even though the chemical compound she ingested is not on the state’s list of intoxicating substances. A sentencing date for Carly Rousso, 20, of Highland Park, will be set July 14.

     
  • Weekend picks: Lady Gaga brings ArtRave to Chicago's United Center Jul 11, 2014 6:18 AM
    Expect plenty of eye-boggling pop spectacle when Lady Gaga returns to town Friday with ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour Friday at the United Center in Chicago. Rick Springfield has scored tons of pop hits since his heyday in the '80s. See him live Friday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Sunday picks: Blues Traveler plays Under the Sun Jul 7, 2014 6:07 AM
    Blues Traveler joins the Under the Sun Tour with Sugar Ray and Uncle Kracker at RiverEdge Park. More than 100 artists display and sell their work for the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival. And many festivals, including Eyes to the Skies, RibFest, Frontier Days and Mount Prospect Lions Club Village Fest, will be wrapping up the holiday weekend today.

     
  • Book notes: Meet Chris Colfer at local book signings Jul 5, 2014 5:45 AM
    Actor, singer, producer and best-selling author Chris Colfer signs copies of his newest children's book, "The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning," at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville and noon Saturday, July 12, at Barnes and Noble in Skokie.

     
  • Weekend picks: Fests, bands and Paul Reiser Jul 5, 2014 6:00 AM
    “Mad About You” comedian Paul Reiser returns this Saturday to do standup comedy at Zanies in Rosemont. Catch Smash Mouth amid the rides and carnival games at the Northwest Fourth-Fest Saturday night at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The Mount Prospect Lions Club hosts its annual Village Festival in Melas Park this weekend. The Eyes to the Skies Festival promises a carnival, fireworks and its famous array of colorful hot air balloons.

     
  • Highland Park huffing case decision delayed until July 10 Jul 3, 2014 3:05 PM
    A Lake County judge will take a week to decide whether a Highland Park teen ruled to be driving under the influence of drugs when she struck and killed a 5-year-old girl was convicted unconstitutionally. Judge James Booras said “he had a lot to think about” Thursday after prosecutors and a defense attorney argued Carly Rousso’s aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound conviction.

     
  • Shedd, Openlands team for Great Lakes Action Days Jul 3, 2014 12:26 PM
    Openlands is partnering with the Shedd Aquarium for the Great Lakes Action Days program, to protect and conserve the Great Lakes. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park.

     
  • Three held in Vernon Hills home, vehicle burglaries, police say Jul 2, 2014 1:38 PM
    Vernon Hills police say three people have been taken into custody in connection with several home and vehicle burlgaries reported last week. The identities have been withheld pending charges, police said.

     
  • Weekend picks: Fests, fireworks and more fests for the 4th Jul 4, 2014 10:18 AM
    Catch bands like Smash Mouth and Modern Day Romeos amid the rides and carnival games at the Northwest Fourth-Fest this weekend at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The Mount Prospect Lions Club hosts its annual Village Festival in Melas Park this weekend. And “Mad About You” comedian Paul Reiser returns this Saturday to do standup comedy at Zanies in Rosemont. The Eyes to the Skies Festival promises a carnival, fireworks and its famous array of colorful hot air balloons.

     
  • Judge tells Chief Keef attorney to settle or go to trial Jun 27, 2014 1:12 PM
    A Lake County judge warned the attorney for Chief Keef -- whose real name is Keith Cozart -- that the rap star has one more chance to reach a negotiated settlement with prosecutors over a misdemeanor driving under the influence of drugs charge or the case goes to trial.

     
  • 'Beat It' and a former Beatle make for 'Thriller' weekend Jun 27, 2014 12:42 PM
    Not all weekends are created equal. This one, for example, serves up an embarassment of entertainment riches -- including a show featuring the music of pop legend Michael Jackson with the choreography of Cirque du Soleil. Other options: a sports convention in Rosemont, blues fest in Aurora and the chance to see Ringo Starr in Chicago.

     
  • Book notes: Anderson’s brings Lisa See to Naperville Jun 21, 2014 5:45 AM
    Meet New York Times best-selling author Lisa See as she reads from and signs copies of her newest title, “China Dolls,” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

     
  • DOWNTOWN HIGHLAND PARK LAUNCHES “WHAT’S IN YOUR BASKET” CAMPAIGN Jun 20, 2014 3:31 PM
    Win themed Ravinia Baskets picked by celebrities from Downtown Highland Park businesses

     
  • OneRepublic promises ‘most fun’ tour to date for Ravinia gig Jun 15, 2014 6:05 AM
    It’s been more than a year in the making, but OneRepublic’s “Love Runs Out” was well worth the wait for bassist/cellist Brent Kutzle. "It’s pretty precious to us,” he said. The band will play that latest song and all their hits when they play Ravinia festival this week in Highland Park.

     
  • Highland Park ‘huffing’ case could land in state Supreme Court Jun 12, 2014 5:53 PM
    The Illinois Supreme Court could be tasked later this year with deciding whether the Highland Park woman found guilty of being high when she killed a little girl was properly charged in the case.

     
  • Defense attorney says 'extraordinary circumstances' exist to sentence Rousso to probation Jun 2, 2014 12:53 PM
    The defense attorney for a 19-year-old Highland Park woman found guilty last week of being high when she ran over and killed a 5-year-old girl said he believes “extraordinary circumstances” exist for her to be sentenced to probation. Douglas Zeit said outside a Lake County courtroom Monday that he will ask that Carly Rousso be sentenced to periodic imprisonment or probation rather than prison for killing Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento.

     
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