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Drainage chamber under development site has Kenilworth, MWRD working out a deal

Following registration snafu, Park Board hears improvement recommendations

Understaffed after 'several departures,' the Northfield Police Department looks to incentives to attract officers

Winnetka Golf Club unveiling should happen within months

Village asks park district for more info on Elder-Centennial plans

Winnetka Park Board has same president, new vice president following annual meeting

Northfield hopes to add its own touch to renovated Winnetka Road overpass

New Trier superintendent will retire in 2025

29-home subdivision returns to Glencoe trustees following lawsuit, other challenges

Winnetka power supplier wants to extend contract through 2055

Not The Lot? Highland Park councilmembers share concerns of permanent event venue

Winnetka residents speak up for censured parks commissioner, criticize Park Board

Park commissioners get look at $17 million redesign plans for Highland Park's West Ridge Center

Park Board surprises Commissioner Root — a regular critic of beachfront plans — with censure

Wilmette trustees give enthusiastic go-ahead to Veterans Park mural, artist

Wilmette limits when buses can arrive amid surge in migrant dropoffs

Supporters of Progress Pride banners visit Wilmette commission meeting to counter opposition

Wilmette reaffirms support for Progress Pride banners after protestors confront Human Relations Commission

Wilmette trustees touring area police stations to get ideas

Wilmette trustees OK $2.9 million in road fixes that should cover portions of 14 streets

Glencoe Golf Club project in design phase; trustees discuss geothermal system for heating, cooling

Northfield trustees like idea of zoning changes to enable more restaurants, housing

Pocket park with playground planned for Northfield

New Trier School Board Roundup: Leadership workshops, solar panel update, Student Voices series and change in school calendar

Jersey Mike's and urgent care center will fill up Wilmette's Westlake Plaza

Wilmette trustees hear about land use focuses in comprehensive plan

No Place Like Home: Fans root on New Trier basketball from local watch parties

HPPL expansion to support children's programming and events

Highland Park councilmember alleges and City denies Open Meetings Act violation in wake of Feb. 12 liquor license discussion

Anti-referendum speakers challenge Avoca School Board on necessity of new school

NTHS superintendent issues apology for not allowing new Holocaust Remembrance Day activity

Village Board green lights engineering for Happ Road upgrades, including roundabout

Gillson's landscaping plan — which includes an additional 360 trees — gets green light

Green Bay Road improvement ideas begin to take form

Builder of Northfield home gets extension, but stalled construction irks neighbors

1 more year for Guildhall 'streetery'

Seeing $1.2-million deficit coming, District 113 to begin planning for 'hard' decisions

Officials project that New Trier enrollment decline could continue until 2029

Glencoe will regulate bus dropoffs too — like Winnetka, Highland Park and other towns

Northfield trustees support changes to public comment, such as codifying 3-minute time limit

Wilmette commission not fine with Small Cheval's sign

Winnetka's bluff regulations advance to final vote — tentatively set for February

Winnetka joins dozens of suburbs in regulating migrant bus dropoffs

First HR director, merged departments highlight restructuring at Glencoe Village Hall

Evanston council says new Ryan Field can have its concerts

Park Board reviews Elder-Centennial permit applications; District projects work could be done by summer 2025

Evanston council punts Ryan Field decision one week to review new documents

Winnetka Park Board talks donation offer with Justin Ishbia — but no news is expected for at least a month

ADA boardwalk, 3 breakwaters highlight revamped Elder-Centennial plans, which get OK from Park Board

New Trier to expand scope of media arts and tweak two other courses

Northfield Village Board considers improving response to resident concerns

Park Board lays out basic plan to consider $3M donation but board president says district has more pressing issues

Avoca District 37 outreach for facilities upgrades is ramping up with 4 open houses this month

Hubbard Woods district next in line for Winnetka's streetscape work

Expected surplus will help New Trier pay down athletics facility burden

In compromise, paddle tennis to end earlier but village has less oversight

Commissioners back southern path down to Langdon

Board meeting unravels as Northfield residents continue calls for answers, change

Former Wilmette village manager picked to lead Northfield on interim basis

Wilmette Park District wants extended paddle tennis hours, but zoning board isn't playing along

Winnetka officials want real-estate office's sub-tenant to contribute to 'vibrancy' of Lincoln Avenue

Winnetka trustees hit pause on new lakefront construction 'to study this and do it right'

New Trier's new 'class teams' put more resources around struggling students

Following months of talks, Winnetka council introduces measures to regulate lakefront construction

Sound, traffic concerns lead latest discussion around NU's Ryan Field rebuild

Local Boy Scout and his Winnetka Troop organize flag retirement ceremony

New Trier's new athletics facilities on track for July completion and August debut

From necessary fixes to a brand-new school, all options are on the table as Avoca D37 collects feedback for school renovations

Happ Road project hits funding speedbump, but trustees say drive on — but they're not so sure about the fountain

Committee formed to take on increased absences at New Trier High School

Park Board gives go-ahead to plan out Elder-Centennial improvements that could cost $10 million – with or without Ishbia land exchange

It's game over for Stormy's bid for poker machines, as Northfield trustees conduct tamer board meeting

Village of Wilmette improving recruitment, hiring practices after review of staff diversity

Highland Park's Green Bay Road rebuild pushed to 2025, while bike lanes cause council split

Should The Lot be permanent? Councilmembers are not sure but green-light study to find out

Northfield Draft Budget: Officials hope for boost from cannabis sales and add in costs to plan town's centennial in 2026

New Trier affinity groups cultivate belonging, enable student success, program leaders tell School Board

Board Notebook: Retiring officers celebrated; Wilmette bests '22 revenue budget; nonpermitted residential work leads to fine

Driveway disagreement causes split vote, but City Council OK's The Wolbright. Also, staff shares details on Highland Park's new resiliency division

Budget passes through Park Board, but commissioner and residents criticize $8 million line item for beach improvements

Highland Park residents react to newest concept for renovation, bike lanes along Green Bay Road

Trustee wants Village to rethink spending with ULINE — owned by conservative megadonor Dick Uihlein

Stormy's makes play for poker machines

Wilmette adds to tree protections, eases affordable housing tax burden and issues first Wayfair construction permit

The hunt for a pickleball site continues in Wilmette. Is Community Playfield the one?

Commissioners want Centennial-Elder beach improvements to move forward independent of uncertain property exchange

4-story housing project The Wolbright moves forward but driveway location remains in question

Highland Park council begins 'multi-year process' to create a permanent memorial to July 4 victims

It may be the end for the Glencoe Farmers Market; Board also discusses 2023 community survey

Winnetka trustees exploring what authority they have over the lakefront amid recharged public-vs.-private debate

3 parks considered favorites for pickleball courts in Wilmette

Langdon Beach could reopen in late summer under plan supported by park commissioners

New Trier's solar panels to be installed by spring, in use by 2024

Wilmette police to acquire body cameras ahead of state mandate

Emotions on display as Ishbia family's plan to raze three lakefront homes to build one moves forward

Highland Park Budget Notes: Compensation tweak, fee increases, capital-spending plan and staffing bump

Spirited crowd welcomes back Avoca's beloved diversity celebration

AP African-American studies, human-centered design are latest courses added to New Trier curriculum

Wilmette rededicated to its Indigenous peoples — the Ouilmette family and Potawatomi — in special ceremony

Birdie's Day Off: Pet parakeet spreads wings before getting caught at New Trier and reunited with local family

First impressions of revised One Winnetka design: 'This is a great start'

New Trier introduces 4 new courses — including intro to acting and urban design — to School Board

How do you solve a problem at New Trier?: Staff explains expansion of restorative practices to resolve student conflicts

New Trier officials talk campus security at first board of education meeting of school year

Northfield adds license-plate readers, additional police officer — plus, updates on Skokie Valley Trail's funding, dispensary's opening and Happ Road's roundabout

Developers adjust design of coffee shop/fitness studio and estimate 6-9 months of construction

Wilmette adds 5 affordable-housing locations. 10 more on the way.

Municipal Musical Chairs: A new trustee, an old trustee and a resignation

Real estate firm to demo Green Bay Road building, build mixed-use development

New Trier students and teachers disagree on classroom devices as district locks in four more years with iPads

Kenilworth commissioners review new housing opportunities for Green Bay Road corridor

Winnetka beach plan's mystery property owner comes forward, agrees to remove steel barriers but warns of more delays on board's decision

‘A terrible idea’: Winnetka trustees voice opposition to proposed wall for Elder and Centennial beach project

New Trier board votes to move first semester final exams to before winter break

Winnetka residents rip limited beach access and views in park district's Centennial-Elder overhaul

Local fire departments secure support for water rescues in wake of Coast Guard station downgrade

A solar-powered New Trier? $3.2 million 'array' of panels for Northfield campus included in approved facilities projects

Winnetka Town Square? Idea to transform post office site into community gathering space warmly met by trustees

Residents give feedback on Winnetka beachfront plans — and can again on Wednesday, May 11

Trustees say playground improvements at Hubbard Woods, Greeley schools can play on

Kenilworth's water plant isn't going anywhere. Officials to collect resident feedback this summer

'Very, very unlikely': Grocers continue to avoid Treasure Island site, but Wilmette's business vacancy rate is lowest since June 2019

Park Board calls an audible, will present rolled-back West Park plan to Village Board

'The neighborhood is not being served': Zoning board says plan to add courts to West Park is out of bounds

Winnetka celebrates homeowners who made 'really important' decision to renovate instead of tear down their historic homes

Wingin' It: Glencoe Village Board gives OK to backyard chickens

Cannabis dispensary breezes through Northfield Village Board in face of neighbor opposition

The Lawn on tap to take over food, beverage services at Wilmette Golf Club

Wilmette trustees finalize new tree ordinance, which includes removal fees, restrictions

Final Wayfair designs get the OK from Wilmette boards. Developers hope for late 2023 opening

Wilmette's mission to protect its trees is closer to fruition after four-hour meeting

Four-unit project moves forward, but Winnetka trustees want to hear more from neighbors and architect

West Park neighbors take their fight to the Wilmette Park Board

Wilmette's budding plan to protect its trees still has room to grow, trustees say

Senior housing complex is a hit with Northfield trustees. It's proposed location is not.

Wayfair officials, Wilmette trustees talk timeline for Edens Plaza anchor store

To be or not to be? Shuttered water plant at center of Kenilworth beachfront discussion

Final approval within reach for 5-unit Walden project after council OK's latest designs

Village of Wilmette to collect bids for amended Ouilmette Way project

Park Board wants residents' thoughts on fate of Gillson Park's through roads as master plan process continues

From a dedicated enforcer to a compliance pledge to a gradual ban, agencies share creative ideas to quiet gas leaf blowers

Pedestrian walkway making strides with Wilmette officials

New Trier updates prized but 'antiquated' adviser program to allow students to choose mixed-gender advisery rooms

New Gillson Park plan emerges; Park Board again delays action, wants cost analysis

'Unusual' amendment OK'd to help sale of storage facility in Northfield

Diversity and inclusion efforts broken down for New Trier School Board

Trio of suitors pitch Winnetka council on 'gateway' lot near New Trier High School

New Trier educators brief school board on importance of critical thinking while addressing 'wrongs of the past'

Shorthanded Park Board approves Playfield path bid at $360,000, discusses vacancy and tables Lakeview Center decision

New Trier School Board hears about first day back, approves 2022 summer projects

Winnetka D36 aligns with state and neighboring districts on masks, testing, quarantines

Kenilworth trustees OK fitness center-coffee shop, but limit class capacity amid parking concerns

25 restaurants contribute to 'Quarantine Cookbook' benefitting Glencoe Junior High

Wilmette underspends by $2 million in 2020; officials credit a Q4 that 'exceeded expectation'

'It's been my honor to serve': Retiring Wilmette Fire Chief Ben Wozney leaves impression after 26 years

A proposed web of biking and walking paths will 'connect everyone' in Wilmette

Cannabis businesses are now allowed in Northfield after unanimous Village Board support