| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:17 PM
More than 20 years ago, Highland Park bought the Highland Park Country Club in an effort to prevent development of the course, most of which lies in a flood plain, officials said.
Now, the future use of that property is unknown as park officials said...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Village officials gave early approval to a sales tax incentive agreement that would help bring a Tinley Park Mazda dealership to Orland Park.
The three members of the Orland Park Development Services, Planning and Engineering Committee on Monday...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 1:25 PM
A new plan for Palos Heights' gateway features a boardwalk, restaurants, retailers, condos and a boutique hotel — all within eyesight of Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens and a waterfall.
Preliminary plans for the development on the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Tinley Park officials are considering a proposal which would enact a .75 percent home rule sales tax this summer on goods purchased in the community.
The south suburb does not currently have a home rule sales tax but is considering the measure in an...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:26 PM
An economic revival appears to be underway on St. Charles' east side, where another prominent Main Street property was purchased this week.
Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, located at 4051 East Main St., was sold on Tuesday to Saint Charles Resort, LLC, a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:56 AM
After an unsuccessful attempt by the village of Glencoe to buy a $1.1 million house officials hoped to tear down to make way for more parking in the village's downtown, officials said this month that the setback provides an opportunity to hear from...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Lake Bluff trustees gave preliminary approval last week to a $13.5 million budget, an increase of 4.4 percent from this year, saying they expect to see a small bump in revenue from sales taxes, property taxes and building permits.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:45 PM
A new Target will open its doors in Lake Bluff at the former location of the Shepard Chevrolet dealership, officials said, though it's not yet clear when residents might expect to be able to shop there.
Officials in Lake Bluff recently announced they...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69.
The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease,...
| Feb 27, 2014
As a milliner, Lisa Farrell makes hand-crafted hats for women and children and sells them from her shop, Ooh-La-La in Highland Park.
Lately, she's also been playing the Powerball.
"I keep hoping I win the lottery so I can buy the building," Farrell...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Arie Shashou remembers simple pleasures from the decades spent in his Westside home: helping neighbors with small tasks; the daily chats with the former manager of the complex; the paintings that line the walls of his one-bedroom.
"It was a happy time,"...