• Skaters from levels Basic 3 and 4 perform “Pop Goes the World” during Skate Street Saturday, May 13 at Centennial Ice Arena. Claire Esker/22nd Century Media

    Skaters take the spotlight in annual ice show

    May 16, 2017 By Erin Yarnall, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Young skaters spun, danced and jumped their way across the ice in Skate Street, a series of ice shows at Centennial Ice Arena Friday–Saturday, May 12-13.
  • Cafe El Tapatio’s arrachera XX ($19) is a generous helping of charbroiled Angus skirt steak marinated in Dos Equis and garlic served with nopalitos, frijoles de la olla and fresh guacamole. Photos by Sarah Haider/22nd Century Media

    Glenview’s Cafe El Tapatio tweaks proven recipe for success

    May 17, 2017 By Chris Pullam, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    How does an entrepreneur make a name for himself in the food business when his parents already own a four-decade-old restaurant in Chicago?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



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