| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Officials in Winnetka are hopeful that this weekend's sidewalk sale will provide a boost to the village's downtown retail district, which officials are currently studying in hopes of enhancing the local economy.
The 2014 Sidewalk Sale, which runs from 9...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Determined to illuminate the village's business districts to attract shoppers during the upcoming holiday season, the Winnetka Village Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend its holiday lighting program for 2014.
The $47,400 program includes...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Winnetka officials are considering a proposal that would require all commercial buildings to be equipped with fire sprinklers within five years.
The village passed an ordinance in 1977 requiring that sprinklers be installed in commercial buildings...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:10 AM
A proposed ordinance that would require commercial buildings in Winnetka to have fire sprinklers in the coming years is getting mixed reviews from local business leaders.
Those in support of the plan say it's a life safety issue, but opponents call it...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
A policy change this fall to the Glencoe School District 35 PTO-sponsored school lunch program has prompted some frustrated parents and community members to plan to ask officials at tonight's Board of Education meeting to consider reversing the decision....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:16 AM
A group of Glencoe parents and community members displeased with a new policy restricting the delivery of school lunches to one vendor hired by the local PTO gathered at a School District 35 Board of Education meeting Monday night, asking district...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
A recent vote to expand morning sales of liquor on the weekends in Oak Park prompted one official to suggest a bigger change: allowing bars.
The Oak Park Village Board this week expanded 9 a.m. weekend and holiday sales to include large hotels, brew...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Oak Park has gained its third independent pharmacy, a newcomer joining two long-time businesses that have survived the competition from big chain pharmacies.
Pharmacist Vishali Patel, the daughter of two independent pharmacy owners in California,...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:58 PM
The Highwood Chamber of Commerce is putting a new spin on its repertoire of events.
Instead of an additional festival or fair, Celebrate Highwood will introduce "Girls Night Out!," a potential series of get-togethers that currently has one firm date...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:24 AM
What is it about that traffic signal at Vassar Street?
Anyone who has driven to the intersection of Smith Street and Edgewater Drive, stopped at the signal there, and then turned right onto Edgewater .... is likely to have immediately hit a backup of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:44 AM
As the Illinois Department of Transportation began spot repairs on two stretches of Waukegan Road, officials and business owners hope temporary lane closures will not greatly impact traffic in Deerfield and Bannockburn.
IDOT plans are for temporary...