• Country Kitchen’s bacon chocolate chip waffle ($8), served with whipped cream on the side, is one of many waffle options on the restaurant’s menu.

    Quick Bites: Nothing square about these choices, waffles abound at North Shore eateries

    August 16, 2017 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Among one of breakfast’s most popular ­— and heartiest — menu items is the waffle.

  • Carlos Santana plays for a sold-out crowd.

    PHOTOS: Santana and Co. play two sold-out shows at Ravinia

    August 16, 2017 By Heather Warthen, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

    Complete with an eight-piece band, Carlos Santana brought his Latin-tinged blues rock for his first of two sold out shows Friday, Aug. 11, at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.

  • Menashe Lustig and Ruben Niborski in a scene from the film “Menashe,” which opened Aug. 11 in theaters.

    An unorthodox approach: HP native's film takes unique look at Orthodox Judaism

    August 16, 2017 By Margaret Tazioli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    When Alex Lipschultz, a 2002 Highland Park High School graduate, set out to write and produce “Menashe,” a film based in the Hasidic community in New York, he set out on a challenging tw

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    10 Questions with Joey Harrigan, HPHS boys golf

    August 14, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Sports Editor Sports, Athlete of the Week

    Joey Harrigan is a rising senior at Highland Park High School and one of the captains on the boys golf team. 

  • Julie Ackermann, of Highland Park, jerks a barbell over her head during the 2017 CrossFit Games Aug. 3-6 in Madison, Wis. Photos by Terence Barlin

    Highland Park mom takes fourth at CrossFit Games

    August 14, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Sports Editor Sports
    This time last year, Julie Ackermann was strategizing. After narrowly missing the cut for the CrossFit Games by five spots, the Highland Park resident was determined to not let history repeat itself. And not only did she reach the Games this year, she catapulted 23 spots and headed into the competition as the No. 2 seed in the 45- to 49-year-old Masters Women’s Division.