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  • 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.

  • Chocolate drink turns into a sweet racing business for Buffalo Grove company Aug 25, 2014 5:09 AM
    Kukec's People features Steve Ginsburg of Deerfield, who owns and operates Buffalo Grove-based RAM Racing and founded the Hot Chocolate Race.

  • One suburban Emmy winner: ‘Modern Family’ director Aug 26, 2014 1:12 AM
    Among the nominees at the Emmy Awards were a number of actors, directors and writers with connections to the suburbs. Of the suburban nominees for television’s most prestigious awards, one won: Gail Mancuso, of Melrose Park and River Forest, for directing for a comedy series (“Modern Family”).

  • Arrest warrant issued for rap star Chief Keef for not appearing in court Friday Aug 22, 2014 5:46 PM
    An $50,000 arrest warrant has been issued for Keith Cozart, better known as rapper Chief Keef, after he did not appear in Lake County court as ordered Friday morning. Cozart, 19, is out of town for work, his defense attorney said.

  • Water ban lifted: Aug 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    A temporary outdoor watering ban in Lincolnshire and several other Lake County communities was lifted Tuesday after being in place for less than a day, officials said.

  • Outdoor water use ban imposed in Lincolnshire Aug 18, 2014 4:13 PM
    An outdoor watering ban in Lincolnshire was announced Monday, effective immediately.

  • Kirk says Duckworth’s ‘deserter’ comment overblown Aug 15, 2014 12:08 PM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a Highland Park Republican, criticized Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth for saying a company that leaves the country to lower its tax burden is a “deserter.”“If we use comments like ‘deserter’ and ‘traitor,’ that normally those crimes have capital punishment consequences, I would say that that rhetoric is probably too overblown for a country that wants to stick together and hang together,” Kirk said.

  • Grateful Dead founder cancels tour dates, including Ravinia stop Aug 11, 2014 5:14 PM
    Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January, including an Aug. 31 concert at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park with Dwight Yoakam. The guitarist says his tour with the band RatDog won’t kick off this week as planned. He posted a message Sunday on RatDog’s website saying “circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being cancelled.”

  • Stargazing session: Aug 5, 2014 5:35 PM
    Openlands and the Chicago Astronomical Society will host a telescope viewing session and stargazing talk from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Aug 4, 2014 2:43 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of outdoor activities, including running, dancing, and butterfly hunting

  • Police chase ends inside Great Lakes naval base Aug 1, 2014 8:14 PM
    A Chicago man being pursued by police on suspicion of drunken driving drove through the Naval Base Great Lakes main gate, was shot at and was later arrested after he rammed two naval security vehicles that barricaded his path, officials said Friday. Paul Sasso, 44, started the chase when Highland Park police attempted to pull him over on supicion of DUI at 10:30 p.m., authorities said.

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