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  • Judge denies prison time credit for driver in fatal “huffing” crash Nov 5, 2014 2:40 PM
    A 20-year-old Highland Park woman sentenced to prison for killing a 5-year-old girl while driving and “huffing” computer dust cleaner was denied credit for the time she voluntarily served in drug treatment centers while out on bail.

  • Autopsy results in for man killed in stand off at hospital Nov 4, 2014 5:25 PM
    Preliminary autopsy results showed an armed Waukegan man died from a gunshot wound suffered during a standoff with police inside NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, but Lake County Coroner officials would not release any other details.

  • Acclaimed artist’s landscapes to be featured at Brushwood Center Nov 4, 2014 11:09 AM
    Brushwood Center visitors can view the bold colorful, landscape paintings of local artist Nina Weiss beginning Nov. 9. A free reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. to unveil her art exhibition, Hidden/Protected.” The exhibit runs through Dec. 23 at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods.

  • Waukegan man shot, killed by police in NorthShore Highland Park Hospital ER Nov 3, 2014 6:43 PM
    A Waukegan man who authorities said was armed with a handgun was shot and killed by police officers inside NorthShore Highland Park Hospital early Monday, authorities said. Christopher M. Anderson, 27, brandished the gun after becoming “aggressive” with hospital staff, police said. He was shot after refusing to drop the weapon, said George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

  • Web site, app help students apply to colleges nationwide Oct 31, 2014 10:33 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features a web site and new app called NextTier Education that helps students navigate the application process at 2,300 colleges nationwide. It was founded by a Highland Park native and a Naperville resident.

  • Arlington brothers bring the meatball to new levels Oct 27, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Anthony and Michael Ferrazzuolo, brothers who live in Arlington Heights, who recently started The Original Meatball Vault. Locations include the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tniley Park, Alpine Valley, and most recent the French Market in downtown Chicago.

  • Book notes: Kiss’ Gene Simmons signs ‘Me, Inc.’ at Tivoli Oct 25, 2014 6:45 AM
    Gene Simmons, of rock band Kiss, signs copies of his new book, “Me, Inc.,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. And New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult discusses her new novel, “Leaving Time,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Wentz Concert Hall at Naperville's North Central College.

  • From Australia to Schaumburg, RTA exec still on track Oct 20, 2014 6:01 AM
    Kukec's People features Leanne Redden and her trek from Syndey, Australia, where she was born and raised, to Illinois, where she got married, raised a family and is now the RTA executive director.

  • Family fun, wellness night: Oct 20, 2014 6:15 PM
    Free health screenings and family fun fitness activities are planned Friday, Nov. 7, for adults and children during the Family Fun and Wellness Night. It runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West.

  • Family fun, wellness night in Highland Park Oct 19, 2014 4:34 PM
    Free health screenings and family fun fitness activities are planned Friday, Nov. 7, for adults and children during the Family Fun and Wellness Night. It runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West.

  • Parents: 'No justice' for girl killed by huffing driver Oct 15, 2014 5:18 AM
    It's been two years since 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was killed by a chemically impaired driver while walking on a Highland Park sidewalk, and time hasn't eased her parents' grief. Jaclyn's father, Tomas Santos de Jesus, and his wife, Modesta Sacramento Jimenez, say a part of them is missing. "We feel like we've been destroyed, like we don't have an arm anymore," Santos de Jesus said.

  • Attorney says rap star refuses to return to Illinois Oct 3, 2014 1:28 PM
    The attorney for Chicago rap star Chief Keef said the musician refuses to return to Illinois because he has been receiving death threats. Lake County Judge Victoria O'Malley forfeited the bond for Keef — whose real name is Keith Cozart — in a brief hearing Friday because the rapper has not appeared in court as directed.

  • Driver in fatal Highland Park 'huffing' crash must report to prison Oct 1, 2014 2:40 PM
    A 20-year-old Highland Park woman sentenced to 5 year in prison for running over and killing a little girl while “huffing” computer dust cleaner will be transferred to an Illinois state correctional facility this week. Wearing dark blue jail scrubs and large-framed glasses, Carly Rousso made her first court appearance Wednesday since being booked in Lake County jail Sept. 17 for killing Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento of Highland Park.

  • Downtown Highland Park merchants to raise funds for Bright Pink through October Oct 7, 2014 12:19 PM
    Building awareness for prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

  • 5 places to enjoy the last gasp of summer Sep 19, 2014 1:13 PM
    Fall may be starting, but Saturday’s weather forecast sure screams summer. Get out enjoy those 80-degree temps at festivals and other outdoor events in the suburbs this weekend. Here are five ideas to get you started.

  • Highland Park woman sentenced to 5 years for huffing crash that killed child Sep 18, 2014 5:37 AM
    A Highland Park woman convicted of running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years in prison. Carly Rousso, 20, could go free in less than 3˝ years under state prison guidelines. The parents of the girl Rousso killed, Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, were angered by the sentence. “He feels really sad and angry,” an interpreter said about the father. “(Jaclyn's) life was taken away from them in a horrible way.”

  • Advocate, NorthShore merger means 16 hospitals, 3 million patients Sep 12, 2014 11:25 PM
    The merger of Advocate Health Care and Northshore University Health Care System announced Friday aims to create the largest health care system in Illinois that will focus heavily on outpatient and home care and provide more technology to communicate with patients. The merger could be approved later this year when the newly christened Advocate Northshore Health Partners will have a combined 16 hospitals in Chicago, the suburbs and central Illinois.

  • Billy Corgan goes solo acoustic for his Ravinia debut Aug 29, 2014 6:11 AM
    Ravinia might not be the most incongruous place Billy Corgan has ever played. That gig would most likely be the appearance of the Smashing Pumpkins' leader on the final taping of “Bozo's Circus” in 2001. Yet Ravinia has to be right up there when Corgan makes his solo acoustic debut there Saturday, Aug. 30, especially as he readily acknowledges he'll be playing before the “wine-and-cheese crowd.”

  • ZZ Top cancels Ravinia concert after injury Aug 27, 2014 4:20 PM
    Due to a hip injury suffered by ZZ Top's bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, the ZZ Top and Jeff Beck concert, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, at Ravinia Festival, has been canceled.

  • Conlon to step down as Ravinia music director next year Aug 26, 2014 1:19 AM
    Ravinia Festival's James Conlon will step down as music director after the 2015 season. He's held the job since 2005 and is known, among other things, for his leadership in reviving works by composers whose music the Nazi regime suppressed.

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