| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Burr Ridge officials are expediting a program to upgrade and replace all residential water meters in the suburb.
The village plans to replace about 700 water meters each year, according to Paul May, public works director/village engineer. The entire...
| 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 17, 2014
| 10:19 AM
It's hard to get downbeat about my job, but I'll be honest: Last month was not doing wonders for my faith in humanity. First, a tragic shooting at Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando, then a vicious assault and robbery at Etoile Boutique, the funky and friendly...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2014
South Korea native James Ko, 45, opened Happi Sushi in Highland Park 10 years ago. The Arlington Heights resident said he discovered the Ravinia Business District after attending a Ravinia Festival concert.
"I realized how amazing this place was," he...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Florida lawmakers must keep a close eye on the state's budding medical marijuana industry to ensure the drug is prescribed and dispensed as intended.
But when it comes to government regulations, they shouldn't be in the business of writing laws meant...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:42 AM
Once Upon a Bagel in Highland Park began in 1987 as a bagel-deli and has transformed into a full-service bakery and restaurant.
Lincolnshire resident Gerry Geffen, 71, says they try to please every taste.
"Whether you're looking for a superb bagel...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Cynthia Dodick, 56 of Wilmette, is a certified live food chef and instructor with a master's degree in plant-based nutrition.
Over the course of 30 years in the health care field, she has expanded her skills to incorporate alternative and natural...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The Shed is unique to Highland Park and the North Shore. It's a music social club that provides rehearsal space for musicians who want to practice individually, jam in group settings, network, and/or attend clinics and intimate concerts, according to...