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Deerfield Craigslist Transactions Conducted in Police Parking Lot

Deerfield Craigslist Plan to Save You Craigslist is a great place for finding a coach, a canine, or some solace for the soul. But it is also the site where you can find your own-way ticket to the grave. Law Street has tracked 58 murderers and 45 murder victims since 2009. And this report was accumulated 13 months ago. Since then, punctilious research showed me that at least another 13 murders have been committed. Deefield Police Offer Craigslist Solution Most notorious is the Philip Markoff ‘Craigslist killer’ case where the promising medical student robbed three and killed one by luring them with promised transactions. Markoff's saga exemplifies the online transaction fizzed into horror. "Each of these crimes stemmed from a Craigslist interaction of some sort -- overwhelmingly from robberies gone bad where someone either advertised on Craigslist that he had an item to sell and his killer responded to [...]

By |2015-04-20T19:00:34-05:00April 20th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Deerfield Craigslist Transactions Conducted in Police Parking Lot

Deerfield Bank Looses $63,000 to Old Check Scam

Playing Cat and Mouse with Forged Checks You could forge your own checks with desktop techniques and chemical alteration strategies. You could also take the simple steps of one Mr. Neil who created a few bogus companies, signed a few checks, and robbed the Deerfield Bank of $63000. On a more dismal note, others could do the same to you. You could receive a cashier’s check or money order, deposit it in your bank account, and have the depository bank deduct the equivalent amount from your account because the check was found to be counterfeit. Bank regulators report such situations on a daily basis and estimate that check fraud is on the increase. Two years ago, more than half of organizations (52%) reported that they experienced check fraud. Ernst and Young discovered that 500 million checks are forged annually with losses resulting in more than $10 billion per year. American [...]

By |2015-03-27T15:57:24-05:00March 27th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Deerfield Bank Looses $63,000 to Old Check Scam

An Exodus of Highland Park, Deerfield & Northbrook Real Estate

Are Your Neighbors Leaving Northbrook Real Estate? Seems to be as though an exodus of sorts has hit our area. United Van Lines' annual National Movers Study reports that since 2011 our neighbors have been leaving the Land of Lincoln at a steady trot. Reporters speculate three reasons: Recent Northbrook Home Model 1. Taxes – The Illinois Policy Institute reports that property taxes are the second-highest in the nation. Illinois has “the ninth-highest overall tax burden per capita in the nation. And that’s even before factoring in the 67 percent income tax hike from 2011.” Also consider that the Illinois HB 1376 is in the offing. You will have to pay $500 for a sewer camera inspection every time you sell your home. 2. Work – Not only are there allegedly less jobs, but it is apparently also harder and more expensive to start a business in Illinois. [...]

By |2015-03-23T16:09:53-05:00March 23rd, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on An Exodus of Highland Park, Deerfield & Northbrook Real Estate

Illinois Speed Limit Through Deerfield and Lake Forest

Increases Speed Limits But Not To 70mph. Get ready to drive a little faster on several stretches of road in your area. The Illinois Tollway's customer service and planning committee wants to raise the speed limit from 50 mph to 60 mph for all traffic on I-294 between Touhy Avenue and Deerfield Road. The same committee wants to raise it to 65 mph for cars and buses on I-94 between Deerfield Road and Stearns School Road, up from 55 mph; the proposed increase for trucks on this segment is from 55 to 60 mph. Actually, a January 1st law had permitted 70mph, but experts from CDM Smith, a consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm, recommended change after evaluating tollway travel three different ways and investigating aspects of the road, such as curves, high crash locations, number of merging points, and congestion hotspots. Critics insist the proposed speed limit is too [...]

By |2015-03-17T14:42:37-05:00March 17th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Illinois Speed Limit Through Deerfield and Lake Forest

Cyber Bullying Ousts Highland Park Superintendent, for Cyber Bullying.

Dr. Laurie Kimbrel has been Superintendent at Tamalpais High School for six years and two months. Before that, she worked as Associated Superintendent at Grayslake Community High School for six years; Administrator at Lake Forest High School for eight years; and teacher at Glenwood Academy and Villa Grove school for five years in total. She was the Highland Park Superintendent for two days. From Laurie Kimbrel’s Website: Laurie Kimbrel has previously served the community as President, Schools for Sound Finance Adjunct Professor, National Louis University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Campus Grant Reader, Department of Education, and Washington, DC.   Highland Park, IL High School Her work history describes her visionary projects and her go-getter attitude. Nonetheless, two days ago Dr. Kimbrel tendered her resignation following two revelations. Her husband had admitted to cyberbullying a parent of the school, and the school board discovered that Dr. Kimbrel had formerly talked with [...]

By |2015-03-05T21:10:46-05:00March 5th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Cyber Bullying Ousts Highland Park Superintendent, for Cyber Bullying.

The PARCC and Reactions Here in Northbrook & Deerfield

Last week, Deep Blue Financial quoted opponents of the PARCC. This week, we review its supporters. Part II: PARCC: An Educational Success Story Of Reform The Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career (PARCC) are the new tests that are due out next week. They replace the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) and are meant to test critical thinking and experience-based skills rather than knowledge. As mentioned last week, some educators detest the PARCC saying that it is difficult and complex. But others love it. One fact about this PARCC is that it is definitely controversial. There are as many opinions as student hairstyles. How Will You PARCC? To understand the PARCC and how it will effect Northbrook and the rest of the North Shore, one has to start with the Common Core Standards which were formalized in 2009. The problem was that For years, the academic [...]

By |2015-02-27T18:04:34-05:00February 27th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on The PARCC and Reactions Here in Northbrook & Deerfield

Deerfield, Northbrook & Highland Park Students, PARCC is Almost Here!

Good Luck on the PARCC! Schools are readying for their end of February tests and this time teachers as well as students are anxious about the results. In a manner of speaking, Northshore schools may also be drumming a historic moment since the government is fed up with is low academic levels and has decided to introduce a new component. The PARCC tests. PARCC is coming to the Northshore of Chicago How different are these PARCC tests to the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT)? The new tests stress problem solving and critical thinking; are said to be more relevant to the real world; definitely have higher expectations; and not all Northshore schools are happy about the transition. Dr. Brian Bullis, the principal of Caruso Middle School in Deerfield blogged that “The rigor of these assessments far exceeds anything students across the nation have experienced before in the form [...]

By |2015-02-17T19:25:20-05:00February 17th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Deerfield, Northbrook & Highland Park Students, PARCC is Almost Here!

Feb 8th Keshet and the Frances Avner Torah Learning Center – Helping Each Other Grow and Learn

Helping Each Other Grow and Learn Parents of children and young adults with special needs are invited to attend an hour long panel discussion on the topic of Best Practices in the World of Special Needs.  Hosted and organized by the Torah Learning Center and Keshet based in Northbrook, the event will be moderated by Abbie Weisberg, Keshet CEO, and Ali Rosenthal of TLC who have gathered more than 25 experts. Topics will include financial, vocational, legal, educational, and social opportunities. The event is followed by a comprehensive resource fair. Keshet is the Jewish provider of educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Last year, TLC organized its first Helping Each Other Grow and Learn program that proved so popular that Keshet offered to partner in 2015. The organizers, Ali and Abbie, have extended themselves to contacting any and every Illinois specialist who deals with special [...]

By |2015-02-07T18:12:07-05:00February 4th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Feb 8th Keshet and the Frances Avner Torah Learning Center – Helping Each Other Grow and Learn

Feb 7: Campenella Children’s Choir at Northbrook Library

A Story of a Conductor who Fulfilled her Dream: The Marianna Kosaya Concert (Fri., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Northbrook Public Library. Free Admission) The Campanella Children's Choir invites you to a literary and musical performance featuring poets and music by some of the world's greatest classical composers. The program is a collaboration of Campanella's Concert Choir under the direction of Marianna Kosaya, The Chicago Trio, and guitarist Mikhail Sytchev. The Story of the Campanelle Conductor Marianna Kosaya emigrated from the Ukraine twenty years ago.  Her dream had always been to someday lead music. In Ukraine she had studied in the Kiev State Pedagogical University, graduating with an M.A. in Music Education and Choir Conducting, but life in America forced her to hustle so she worked in interior decorating before chance called her into music again. It happened like this. Her four-year-old daughter loved singing. Marianna took some time off to [...]

By |2015-02-07T18:16:04-05:00February 3rd, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Feb 7: Campenella Children’s Choir at Northbrook Library

Piero’s Grand Opening Feb 18th in Highland Park IL

The Original Piero's Pizza will be opening a brand new location at 647 Roger Williams in Highland Park IL on February 18th.  The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1:15 PM.  Piero's already has a location in Northbrook.  You can view their menu here:  http://pieropizza.com/ Piero's Pizza was featured on WGN's list of Chicago's Best.

By |2015-01-26T22:14:28-05:00January 26th, 2015|Local Events|Comments Off on Piero’s Grand Opening Feb 18th in Highland Park IL