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MEMORIAL DAY 2017

Tomorrow, please join me at the annual City of Highland Park Memorial Day Observance at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Avenue.  Please note the new location. Handicapped accessible parking will be available across the street from the auditorium entrance on the south side of … Continue reading

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OUR CHILDREN, OUR COMMUNITY

Food insecurity is something that most of us don’t think about everyday, but it quietly impacts hundreds in our community. According to Moraine Township, over 25% of our kindergarten through eighth grade students qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches, impacting … Continue reading

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VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2014

At 11:00am today, our community gathered at the Highland Park Public library to salute the incredible men and women who serve or have served the United States of America.

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WHAT HAPPENED TODAY?

During the last 24 hours, Highland Park has experienced three public safety incidents: a shooting at Highland Park Hospital and two robberies in downtown Highland Park.

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YOUR POWER

Three summers ago, we were suffering through a difficult season of storms and power outages that lasted for days.  In the aftermath, we met with ComEd as a community, and we collaborated with regional neighbors and elected officials to work … Continue reading

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BE IN, BE REAL AND BE BOLD

Last year, the New York Times featured an interview with Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of a company called YouSendIt. He talked about how he infused his organization with three important values: be in, be real, be bold.  You can find … Continue reading

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OUR REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO

As a City Council and staff, our focus is on three core priorities: fiscal stability, public safety and investment in our infrastructure in addition to supporting our businesses, meeting the needs of our most vulnerable community members, celebrating the arts … Continue reading

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STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 2014

I delivered the State of the City Address at the City Council meeting on February 24, 2014,  highlighting  a year of transparency, collaboration, responsible teamwork and proactive governance.

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POTHOLE SEASON

The City of Highland Park maintains about 155 miles of paved road.  Every spring, streets in northern climates such as ours develop potholes and after the winter we’ve had, this season is shaping up to be one of the worst. … Continue reading

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HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL CHARITY DRIVE 2014 POLAR PLUNGE

This morning dozens of brave (crazy?) Highland Park High Schoolstudents and faculty took advantage of the 19-degree sunny day and jumped into Lake Michigan to raise money for 2014 Charity Drive recipient ALS/Les Turner Foundation. This is the 20th year of … Continue reading

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