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City Needs $4.5M to Build Underpass at West Lake Forest Station

City Needs $4.5M to Build Underpass at West Lake Forest Station

A recent pedestrian fatality has reinforced the need to make the station safer, officials say.
Mayor Explains Council's Decisions on Whole Foods Proposal

Mayor Explains Council's Decisions on Whole Foods Proposal

The developer decided to pull its proposal after it couldn't agree with the city on certain stipulations.
Lake Forest Library Opens New Media Lab

Lake Forest Library Opens New Media Lab

The lab, which opens Monday, lets residents edit graphics, videos and music, as well as other services.
New Lake Forest Hospital to Break Ground in October

New Lake Forest Hospital to Break Ground in October

Recent approval to build the $378 million, 470,000-square foot hospital paves the way for it to open by 2017, the Chicago Tribune reports.
What Do You Think of the Lake Forest Website? The City Wants to Know

What Do You Think of the Lake Forest Website? The City Wants to Know

The city is asking residents and business owners to take an online survey.
400 Trees Would Be Cut in Plan Commission-Approved Whole Foods Proposal

400 Trees Would Be Cut in Plan Commission-Approved Whole Foods Proposal

The commission gave its OK Wednesday to the planned development at Route 60 and Saunders Road.
Lake Forest Residents Don't Want to Plow Own Sidewalks

Lake Forest Residents Don't Want to Plow Own Sidewalks

Residents are generally happy with the way the city clears sidewalks, the snow plow survey showed, and do not want to pay more for better service.
Lake Bluff Park District Seeking $3.1M Referendum in November

Lake Bluff Park District Seeking $3.1M Referendum in November

The money would reopen the Aquatic Facilities Tot Pool, as well as provide for other repairs across the park system.
Morrison Wants to Expand Penalties for Parents Who Let Kids Drink

Morrison Wants to Expand Penalties for Parents Who Let Kids Drink

The bill would hold parents accountable if they allow their children to drink alcohol in their cars, boats, campers or other vehicles. It's already against the law to allow them to drink in
Lake Forest Bans Sprinklers on Mondays

Lake Forest Bans Sprinklers on Mondays

The new “Sprinkler-Free Mondays” regulation applies to both automated irrigation systems and manual sprinklers
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
City Releases FAQ on Proposed Amberley Woods Shopping Center

City Releases FAQ on Proposed Amberley Woods Shopping Center

Questions include whether the project is a 'done deal' and what would happen to the trees and historic home on the property.
Lake Forest, Lake Bluff Hope to Make Bike Trail Part of U.S. System

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff Hope to Make Bike Trail Part of U.S. System

The Robert McClory Bike Path could join the growing roster of U.S. Bike Routes across the country.
Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

Do You Know Where to Vote Tuesday?

You can double check your polling place and see a sample ballot online.
Who Should Plow Lake Forest’s Sidewalks?

Who Should Plow Lake Forest’s Sidewalks?

Right now, the city does. Should that duty switch to residents? The city is asking for resident input in a short online survey.
Spurned Lovers, Take Note: IL May Ban Revenge Porn

Spurned Lovers, Take Note: IL May Ban Revenge Porn

Rep. Scott Drury has proposed legislation that would make posting explicit photos of someone without their consent a felony sex crime.
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Lake Forest Rations Road Salt Supply

Lake Forest Rations Road Salt Supply

The city will stop salting residential side streets and will salt other roads only after snow stops falls as it works to conserve what's left of its salt supply.
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.