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Police and community come together for National Night Out

August 14, 2018 by Matt Huppert, Freelance Reporter News, Police-Fire, Community

The early evening showers cleared just in time Tuesday for Highland Park’s first National Night Out celebration, where police officers, neighborhood groups and residents gathered for a festive promotion of a unified and safe community...

Highwood serves up olives, cheese cubes and community at Bloody Mary Fest

by Matt Huppert, Freelance Reporter News, Community

Whether speared with a single pickle or given the emptying-the-whole-fridge treatment, there was a Bloody Mary for everyone at the ninth annual Bloody Mary Fest in Highwood Sunday, July 29. 

Around 10,000 attendees...

Girl scout creates rain garden at Larry Fink Memorial Park

News, Community

Girl Scout Katherine Lasonde, a rising senior at New Trier, recently earned her prestigious Gold Award — the highest honor in the organization — putting her passion for the environment to good use, by creating an environmentally-...

HP resident’s organization raises $515,000 to help families adopt

by Carly Gerber, Freelance Reporter News, Community

While Gene and Lucy Wyka of Grafton, WI were able to adopt three children, they noticed that many eligible parents couldn’t manage the financial burden of adopting. To help these eligible families adopt, the Wykas founded a private...