The City has done some hauling of snow out of our business districts. This huge mound has been affectionately named, Mt. Highland Park. We are so excited for our hometown Olympian Jason Brown. We want to shout it from the top of a mountain – so we did (with a ribbon and all)!
I recently met with seven religious leaders in what is believed to be the city’s first meeting of its kind and expect this group to reconnect and grow next summer to discuss the broad range of issues impacting our community now and for the future. The article below provides a great recap of our discussion and upcoming initiatives.
Miss our City of Highland Park, Illinois Council meeting when we skyped the celebration kick-off with our hometown Olympian Jason Brown? Click above to see Jason, his family, Highland Park High School principal Brad Swanson, Park District of Highland Park Executive Director Liza McElroy, Highland Park Public Library President Rob Olian and all of us at City Hall celebrate his wonderful achievement.
19 year-old Jason Brown, a 2013 Highland Park High School graduate, is heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia!
This week, the Highland Park City Council adopted its 2014 budget and approved the related property tax levy. The City’s operating budget is balanced and concentrates on our core priorities: infrastructure investment, public safety and fiscal stability. State-required pension obligations are being met and we maintain a Aaa rating.
Last night, as we enjoyed the holiday tree lighting in our downtown, Santa came to Port Clinton in an antique pick-up truck, not the traditional fire truck entrance. This was not a planned change, but the result of an emergency. Our fleet of fire trucks, along with trucks from 13 neighboring communities, were responding to a house fire on Hawthorne Lane, just off of Sheridan Road.
Over the past 52 years, the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) has been working to strengthen communities and enhance intergovernmental relationships in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. As one of the premier regional councils of government, the Northwest Municipal Conference represents over 1.3 million citizens residing in our 42 municipalities and 1 township. Our membership area covers over 300 square miles in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.
Last night, the Highland Park City Council held a public hearing concerning our proposed 2014 budget. I wanted to give you a quick overview of how your tax dollars are being spent.
We were privileged to honor our many veterans with a well-attended ceremony at the Highland Park Public Library on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2013.
We are a busy city of 30,000 residents with an interstate highway running through the middle. We are home to bustling neighborhoods, a hospital, business districts, a major music festival, schools, parks, ravines and beaches, and our police work hard to keep our kids, seniors, businesses, visitors and residents safe. We are an involved public and the Police Department is appreciative when we call with a concern or observation of something that looks questionable.