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A 14-year-old Highland Park girl reported missing on Nov. 15 has been found safe.

The Highland Park teen was reported missing at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, according to a press release from the Highland Park Police Department. Later that night, at 11:13 p.m., police sent out a follow-up press release stating that the girl had been found safe and unharmed.

Nicki Koetting

Devlin Arrington, a junior at Highland Park High School, died, Thursday, March 28, after succumbing to severe trauma to his heart and brain, according to his obituary.

Arrington was a member of the school’s track, soccer and swim teams. 

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After being fired following 20 years as a coach for Highland Park High School’s boys and girls tennis teams, Stephen Rudman sued Township High School District 113 on Oct. 11 in Lake County Circuit Court. 

Rudman was fired Aug. 1 after district officials received a complaint that he bullied players, used inappropriate language and was physically abusive and intimidating toward players on the boys tennis team.

Brittany Kapa

A body that was hit by a Metra train was found Feb. 1 near the Lincoln Avenue Metra lines in Highland Park, according to Metra spokesperson Katie Dahlstrom.

Metra received a report from outbound train 335 "a little after 5 p.m.," saying a body had been spotted near the tracks, according to Dahlstrom.

"We had to halt inbound and outbound service for the investigation," Dahlstom said.

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Finally breaking the tension that Ravinia fans have been feeling since the last concert season ended, Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival announced its full 2019 season lineup, March 14.

The festival will feature debut performers like Kesha, Lionel Richie, Queen Latifah and Weird Al Yankovic.

“The Weird Al Yankovic show is so good, it’s just so good because he’s not just a brilliant comedian, but he knows how to use music to make it funny,” Ravinia CEO and President Welz Kauffman said. “We’re excited about having him for the first time.”

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Ever since Marco Santi was in high school, he’s had a love for the restaurant business.
Courtney Jacquin

Kayla Fishbein, of Highland Park, earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. Fishbein is a junior at Standford Online High School.

Nationally, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36. 

Eric DeGrechie

Vender’s took first place for the Landmark's "How We Met Contest."

Every love story is unique.

To hear Scott Vender tell it, his was love from first sight in Skokie when he first laid eyes on Leslie. Scott entered the couple for The Landmark’s annual How We Met contest this year and took first place. Entries called for how you met your significant other in 400 words or less by Friday, Feb. 5. His story follows:

Colin Hanner

Deerfield High School mourned the shocking loss of a parent Monday, with counseling services and a therapy dog available for students affected by the tragedy.

Karyn Kamen, 53, died Friday, Sept. 21, after she was found with significant stab wounds from a domestic dispute with a family member that afternoon, according to a news release.

Her husband Gary, 55, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to her death.

Their two sons are both students at Deerfield High.

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Glenview police are investigating North Shore Academy teacher Matthew Laird for “alleged internet crimes against children,” according to an email sent to alumni of Loyola Academy, where he was formerly employed as a teacher, Tuesday, Oct. 2. 

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