City to remove ash saplings at Clark Street Beach Bird Habitat

By Bob Seidenberg Teaming with landscape design experts, city officials successfully rebuilt a bird sanctuary habitat off of Clark Beach in 2015 after the fragile two acre site had been largely wiped away during construction of Northwestern University’s Visitor Center,…

City exploring federal funds to repair lakefront damage By Bob Seidenberg City officials are considering contracting with a firm to assess the infrastructure damage caused by storms and high wave action this past winter, in a first step in what…
Citizen groups exchange blame after Beacon pullout

    By Bob Seidenberg Citizen groups are trading blame on who is responsible in the wake of Beacon Academy’s withdrawal of a $500,000 gift and its participation in the Robert Crown Community Center project. In an Aug. 5 letter…
Other cities  have revived historic  buildings

By  Bob Seidenberg In Crystal Lake, the Dole Mansion, described as a “Civil War era architectural masterpiece”, appeared to be heading for demolition in 2002 when neighbors got wind that a developer wanted to knock down the mansion and annex.…