• Highland Park High School Principal Tom Koulentes (left) with Highland Park Community Foundation Golden Apple Award winner Scott Shallenbarger. Photo submitted

    HPHS theater arts director honored with Golden Apple Award

    May 15, 2017 By Courtney Jacquin, Editor News, School
    When most people think of high school theater teachers, they assume their job is just putting on plays.
  • Michael’s Italian beef sandwich ($55 per dozen) is loaded with roasted beef, sweet peppers and hot giardiniera on an Italian roll. Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media

    Quick Bites: Hats off to graduation party bites

    May 23, 2017 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out
    The tassels have been moved from right to left, and the diplomas have been handed out.
  • Highland Park’s Nick Hirsch competes in the long jump Thursday, May 18 at the Niles West Sectional in Skokie. Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

    Boys track: Rosenfeld Giants’ lone state qualifier

    May 19, 2017 By Michael Wojtychiw, Contributing Sports Editor Sports, High School
    For the first time in six years, there is a new boys track and field champion on the North Shore. Evanston, which had won every sectional title since 2012 and eight of the past 10, was dethroned by Prospect May 18 at the Niles West Sectional in Skokie.
  • Runners at the start of the North Suburban Special Education District 5K Sunday, May 21, at North Shore Academy in Highland Park. Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media

    Families come together for NSSED 5K

    May 23, 2017 By Erin Yarnall, Freelance Reporter News
    When Ginna Pugh’s children were younger, it was hard for her to find activities they could all participate in.
  • A group of soon-to-be citizens take a pledge Tuesday, May 16 at the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic's naturalization ceremony at Highland Park High School. Courtney Jacquin/22nd Century Media

    Highland Park welcomes 130 new U.S. citizens in naturalization ceremony

    May 19, 2017 By Sarah Verschoor, Editorial Intern News
    On the right-side steps of the Highland Park High School auditorium’s stage, a student stood ready with a blue and orange flowered box of Kleenex and repeated “congratulations” as people walked down the stairs.