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Annie Mendes, sales associate at Beanstalk Toys and Books, sanitizes the counter and pen after every customer transaction, March 14. Nicole Carrow/22nd Century Media
Nicole Carrow, Freelance Reporter
2:49 am CDT March 28, 2020

Two parallel but opposing worlds have formed within Highland Park. 

On Friday, March 13, the Park District of Highland Park, North Shore School District 112 and Township High School District 113 announced closures, urging residents to stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, or coronavirus. 

More closures followed the next day, as municipal buildings shut down and Mayor Nancy Rotering issued a declaration of emergency for the City of Highland Park.