Miss a day, miss a lot, so take a moment to catch up on some of the past week’s headlines from across the North Shore.

Mayor Requests ‘Official Misconduct’ Investigation Into Entire City Council

Mayor Steve Hagerty last week asked the Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to open a criminal investigation into the City Council, city staff and outside attorneys. Hagerty wants the sheriff… Read more
More: Mayor Explains Request For Criminal Investigation Into Aldermen

Dad Who Declared Daughter ‘Possessed By Demon’ Again Found Unfit

The man accused of locking his 10-year-old daughter in the basement for months has been found unfit to stand trial by a second court-appointed physician. Randy Swopes, 49,… Read more

North Shore Marijuana Dispensary Owners Sue, Get Sued Over Sale Contract

The owners of a Highland Park medicinal cannabis dispensary filed a federal lawsuit last week asking a judge to confirm a deal they signed to sell out to a Arizona-based chain of dispensaries… Read more

Property Tax Break For Bakery’s Expansion Recommended By Staff

City staff recommend granting the owners of a local bakery a property tax incentive to encourage them not to move out of Evanston. If they receive the reduction, they plan to invest… Read more

NSSD-112 Presents Draft Budget Amid Teachers Union Negotiations

North Shore School District 112 and the North Shore Education Association, the collective bargaining unit that represents teachers, have agreed to call in a federal mediator… Read more

Subdivision Residents Fear Crime, Traffic From New Subdivision

The Glenview Village Board began a public hearing last week on a plan to annex the former Gibson Farm on an unincorporated piece of land on the border between Northbrook and Glenview… Read more

Court Rejects Winnetka Man’s Claim Stormwater Fees Are Illegal

An Illinois appellate panel last week ruled against a Winnetka resident who filed a class action lawsuit seeking to have stormwater utility fees declared an illegal tax. Mark… Read more

Craft Distillery And Cocktail Lounge Opens In Highwood

An Art Deco-themed craft distillery and cocktail lounge in Highwood opened its patio space last month and has begun offering five nights a week of outdoor live music, in addition… Read more

(Jonah Meadows/Patch)



State-Of-The-Art Recording Studio For Sale In South Evanston

After more than 25 years and thousands of sessions, a longtime audio engineer and producer is selling his custom live-work recording studio. Read more

10-Year-Old Lake Forest Mansion Asks Nearly $5 Million

Listed at over $2 million above its assessed value, this contemporary home would Lake Forest’s priciest of 2019 if its asking price was met.


(Jonah Meadows/file)




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