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Rosenwald to be inducted as First Highland Park Legend

Highland Park Historical Society will induct Julius Rosenwald as the First Highland Park Legend during a ceremony Saturday, May 26. Rosenwald was a businessman and … Read more ›

Julia Bikbova adjusts the uniform of Stepan Borozinets, a highly decorated Russian air force pilot during World War II, at the Skokie library on May 8. The Russian veterans were celebrating on the eve of "Victory Day," May 9, the date many Russians celebrate the end of the war and the defeat of the Nazis. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune.)

Former Soviet vets of World War II want to reconnect with their American allies

Like many military veterans, Stepan Borozinets can tell hair-raising stories of combat. Borozinets, 89, a highly decorated pilot in the Soviet air force during World … Read more ›

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Highland Park Legends

On May 26th, the Highland Park Historical Society will unveil a bronze plaque for the inaugural Highland Park Legends program. Highland Park Legends celebrates residents … Read more ›

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Cave Explorer & Author to Visit Community

The North Shore Chavurah of Rabbis community-wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration will feature Chris Nicola, cave explorer and author of The Secret of Priest’s Grotto: A … Read more ›

Daisy Scout Shayna Zavell of Highland Park, showing Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering the badges she has earned.  Photo courtesy of: Audrey Suffrin Public Relations, LLC
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Exhibit at First Bank of Highland Park Salutes Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary; Highland Park Home to 1st Troop in Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Audrey Suffrin Public Relations, LLC Office: 847.607.9559 Cell: 847.204.2534 ASuffrinpr@aol.com Exhibit at First Bank of Highland Park Salutes Girl Scouts’ 100th … Read more ›

Crew members from USS LST 888 have been holding reunions since 1986 and met in late September at the Lincolnshire, Marriot. The U.S. Navy vessel was decommissioned in 1946 after serving in the Pacific during WWII.  Front row, left to right: Leonard Nappa, Ernest Hasemeyer, Tony Rocha. Back row, left to right: Jim Buck, Paul Terry, Alan DeMuth, Bill Ellmann. (Photo by Brian L. Cox, special to the Tribune)

WWII veterans of Navy troop transport gather in Lincolnshire

It’s not too often that 85-year-old Lake Zurich native Norbert W. Ellmann is considered the youngster in a group. But when the group is made … Read more ›

Carlton Richmond with sons Douglas Richmond, 5, and David Richmond, 1, and Victoria Hargis. He was killed in Round Lake Beach in 1982. (Provided by Victoria Hargis)

Family sees ‘karma’ in conviction for 1982 killing

A Lake County jury took just three hours to end nearly three decades of pain for Beth Carter and her family. The panel of nine … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

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Lake County Forest Preserve can’t preserve home designed by famous architect

Officials plan to demolish a house on Lake County forest preserve land that was designed in the 1930s by an architect whose firm built Chicago’s … Read more ›

Huge Bank Vault in the Antique Shop of Highland Park
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Antique Shop in Highwood Houses Huge Bank Vault

The quaint town of Highwood has had a rich history. In the early 20th Century it had a reputation for being a bit “wild” due … Read more ›