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  • 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.

    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.

  • The Soapbox May 31, 2014 5:01 AM
    Find out what Daily Herald editors think about some pending legislation, a superintendent shuffle and the condition of suburban roads, among other topics.

  • Buffalo Grove residents help ORT raise $150,000 for job training May 29, 2014 3:50 PM
    Faith in the power of education and a love of books fueled the bond for 260 women who came together at ORT America’s “Lunch with a View: Secrets Revealed,” Sunday, April 27 at Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood.

  • Rousso guilty of aggravated DUI in death of 5-year-old Highland Park girl May 29, 2014 6:52 PM
    A Highland Park teenager who was admittedly high when she ran over and killed a 5-year-old girl in 2012 faces up to 14 years in prison after a guilty verdict. it was Carly Rousso's words that prompted Lake County Judge James Booras to find her guilty. “To most of the public, that’s a cleaning agent,” Booras said about computer dust remover. “To the defendant, that’s a drug.”

  • Highland Park huffing trial to continue on Thursday May 28, 2014 5:16 AM
    A Highland Park woman accused of “huffing” computer dust cleaner before driving into and killing a 5-year-old girl in 2012 pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless homicide, but it didn’t stop her trial on other more serious charges from moving forward. Testimony in the trial of Carly Rousso, 19, on charges of aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance will continue Thursday.

  • From New York to Hoffman, engineer opts for baking bread May 27, 2014 9:11 AM
    Kukec's People features Chris Wu, of the Barrington area, who left behind a career as an engineer in order to start his own business. He and his wife opened Great Harvest Bread Co. in Hoffman Estates.

  • Trial set for Highland Park woman accused in child’s death May 23, 2014 6:30 PM
    A Highland Park woman will be tried next week on charges of driving onto a sidewalk and killing a 5-year-old girl after inhaling computer dust cleaner.

  • Chief Keef Highland Park case delayed a month May 16, 2014 5:19 PM
    The court case against emerging rap star Chief Keef was continued to June 27. Keith Cozart, 18, of Northfield, is facing a charge of driving under the influence of drugs in Highland Park. He is free after posting 10 percent of his $3,000 bond.

  • Charity marchers to don combat boots for 30-mile trek May 8, 2014 11:29 AM
    About 100 people are expected to don combat boots this month for a 30-mile march through the North Shore designed to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress syndrome in the military.

  • Highland Park’s Artizone aims to lure more online shoppers May 8, 2014 5:08 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Highland Park-based Artizone, which offers consumers a growing assortment of gourmet foods and a new service to deliver it within hours.

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