Employment Opportunities
HomeContact Us
Click to Home
GovernmentBusinessCommunityInformation Center
Go To Search

Press Releases

53 Stories
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Park Ave W Road Closure April 28 - May 1

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is scheduled to make repairs on the tracks on Park Avenue West, immediately west of US Rt. 41. This construction will entail closure of Park Avenue West, and all traffic will be detoured. The work is anticipated to begin on F...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Working Together for a Bright Future

We live in a vibrant city and I want to thank you for your involvement in making it so. Your input, ideas, and enthusiasm are what make Highland Park hum.  We just wrapped up a very passionate election season. Throughout the campaigns, we heard ...Read on...
Posted on: April 17, 2017

City of Highland Park 2017 Major Projects Underway

The City of Highland Park 2017 Major Projects include approximately 150 significant public facing initiatives that are outside of the City’s day-to-day operations. City Manager Ghida Neukirch presented the first quarter update of the City&rs...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Highland Park Recycling Drive

The City of Highland Park and Park District of Highland Park have partnered with Savers to provide a convenient drop off location for gently used shoes, clothing, accessories, books, linens and small household items. On Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM &n...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2017

2017 Character Counts Award and Humanitarian Award Recipients Announced

The City of Highland Park is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Character Counts and Humanitarian Awards. An awards ceremony will be held to honor all of the recipients on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 PM, in the Highland Park High Schoo...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2017

Landscape Waste and Compost Collection Starts April 1

Lakeshore Recycling Services (LRS) offers yard waste collection and composting from April 1 to December 15. Landscape waste service and composting service are provided on the same day as refuse and recycling collection.  Yard waste is to be plac...Read on...
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Spring Safety Reminders

With the arrival of spring, pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic historically increase within the community. The Police Department encourages residents to stay safe while out and about in the community.Statewide Hand-Held Cell Phone Restriction...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Early Voting Reminders

Vote2.png

Early voting for the April 4 consolidated local election begins March 20 and runs through April 3 at the Highland Park Police Department, 1677 Old Deerfield Road. Early voting hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday f...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Annual Highland Park Neighborhood Meeting Schedule Now Available

IMG_1568.JPG

The 2017 Annual Neighborhood Meeting Series begins on March 22, 2017. The City of Highland Park, North Shore School District 112, Township High School District 113, Park District of Highland Park, Highland Park Public Library, Moraine Township and Lake Co...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2017

2017-2018 Capital Improvement Projects

CIP Update.jpg First Quarter Update The City’s 2017 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is underway with an aggressive schedule to complete approximately $12 million worth of infrastructure design and construction projects.  As one of the City’s...Read on...
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Sidewalk Snow Removal

sidewalk shovel.jpg

For every snow event, the City plows limited sidewalk areas that are in the vicinity of schools, train stations, public facilities, and business districts. As a reminder, areas or other sidewalks that are not plowed by the City are the responsibility of t...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Rain Barrel Program

rain barrel.png

The City of Highland Park (the City) promotes the use of green infrastructure in an effort to conserve water and improve on-site stormwater management. As part of the program, the City is selling a limited number of 55-gallon rain barrels to Highland Park...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 8, 2017

City Releases 2017 – 2019 Business Development Strategic Plan

The City’s updated Business Development Strategic Plan is now available on the City website at www.cityhpil.com/BusinessStrategicPlan. This Plan, which runs through 2019, outlines strategies and plans to follow in working with businesses, real e...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Spring Clean-Up Dates Announced/ Seasonal Composting Program begins April 1

Highland Park's curbside composting service begins April 1 and runs through December 15. Residents can dispose of compostable materials such as fruit and vegetable peels, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper napkins and yard waste in a curbside bin. There ar...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Waste and Recycling Customer Survey

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) wants to hear from you. Please click the link below to take a short survey regarding your residential waste and recycling service. The results of this survey will be used to gain insight on customer behaviors and improve ...Read on...

Take the Survey...
Posted on: March 6, 2017

City Highlights Enhanced Development Services to the Public

The City’s Director of Community Development, Joel Fontane, delivered a presentation at the February 27, 2017 Committee of the Whole meeting highlighting the Department’s customer focus and enhanced services. During 2016, a reorganizat...

Read on...

Presentation PowerPoint...
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Plan & Design Commission to Consider Proposed Improvements around Edgewood School on March 7

The City’s Plan & Design Commission will consider North Shore School District 112’s application for proposed improvements around Edgewood School at their meeting on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Counc...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2017

City of Highland Park and Local Clergy Collaborate To Meet Community Needs

Highland Park, Illinois – Representatives from denominations across the religious spectrum met with Mayor Nancy Rotering at Highland Park City Hall last week as part of an on-going effort to address human service needs, increase equity and inspire c...

Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2017

City Endorses the Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge

City of Highland Park officials and staff joined more than 200 Lake County leaders, including mayors and other elected officials, city and village managers, police chiefs, school and park district superintendents, business executives, health professionals...Read on...

Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge
Posted on: February 2, 2017

New Expanded Senior Connector Service

The Highland Park Senior Connector will offer expanded services starting Monday, February 27, 2017 by extending hours of operation from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday and adding additional stops to better accommodate seniors. The expanded Se...

Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2017

City Seeking Nominations for the 2017 Robert Barnard Character Counts and the Humanitarian Awards

IMG_0139.JPG

The Character Counts Steering Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Robert Barnard Character Counts Awards. These awards recognize and honor students, residents and members of the business community for consistently demonstrating the s...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Aggravated Assault/ Car Jacking

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:05 PM, police were notified of a shooting that had just taken place in the 1800 block of Deerfield Rd. After speaking with the victim, officers responded to the scene and located witnesses. A local lookout was broadcast t...

Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2017

North Shore School District 112 Focus Group Invitation

North Shore School District 112 has requested the following: The Reconfiguration 2.0 Community Team is looking for community members to participate in focus group discussions on February 22 and February 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. We’d like to hear your...

Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Hit and Run Vehicle/Stolen Auto Recovered

PSA.JPG

On January 31, 2017 at 12:00PM a citizen reported that they were involved in an auto accident at Skokie Valley Rd. and Park Ave. and that the other vehicle had left the scene.  The victim provided the police with a description of the vehicle, its...

Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

Product Recall Alert from the Illinois Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

scooter.jpg

Fire hazards due to bad batteries  Below are Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports on a couple of very common items, probably within the households in your service area.  1. HP Expands Recall of Batteries for HP and Compaq Noteb...

Read on...
Posted on: January 24, 2017

State of the City Address from Mayor Nancy R. Rotering

Rotering_Web.jpg As this new year begins, let's take a moment to reflect on the past, while we embrace the future with determination and confidence.   We are fortunate to live in a strong, passionate, vibrant community. My Council colleagues and I work alongside ...Read on...
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City of Highland Park Bans Coal Tar

All City pavement sealant professionals must obtain an annual license The Highland Park City Council approved a ban for the sale and use of coal tar products in Highland Park at the January 9, 2017 Council Meeting. The decision was made based on findings...
Read on...
Posted on: January 18, 2017

City of Highland Park Seeks Feedback on Redevelopment of Ravinia Fire Station #32

Ravinia Fire Station 1.jpg Community meetings held on the third Thursday of every month, January 19 through July 20, 2017 The City will be hosting community meetings at Fire Station #33, 1130 Central Ave, to obtain public input regarding the redevelopment of the Ravinia Fire Stat...Read on... Q&A Document
Posted on: January 11, 2017

City Welcomes Class of 2018 Student Commissioners

City Welcomes Class of 2018 Student Commissioners

Mayor and City Council confirm the appointment of 16 Student Commissioners

Highland Park, Illinois – The City Council approved the appointment of 16 high school juniors to serve as representatives on t...

Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Highland Park’s 8th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

mlk.jpg

January 16, 2017, from 10 AM – 2 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the Martin Lut...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Electronics Recycling Center Open throughout 2017

HP Electronics Recycling Center.jpg

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) has announced that its Residential Electronics Recycling Program will remain operational throughout 2017. Residents will continue to be able to recycle electronic waste at the Highland Park recycling facility...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Gas Station Robbery

Highland Park, Illinois – On December 30, 2016 at approximately 2:00 AM, the Highland Park Police Department was alerted to a robbery that had occurred at the Shell Gas Station, 10 Skokie Valley Rd. Three subjects entered the store and demanded money from...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2016

The City’s Role and Advisement on North Shore School District 112's Implementation of BDR3

Meeting notes, correspondence between School District 112 and the City, and frequently asked questions regarding SD 112 reorganization plans can be found at www.cityhpil.com/sd112.

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Holiday Tree Disposal

Tree Recycling.jpg

Holiday tree disposal/ recycling is available on residents' primary refuse collection day. Lakeshore Recycling Systems will collect, transport and dispose of trees left curbside by all customers between January 2 through January 25. Contact LRS at 773.685...Read on...

Holiday Light Recycling Information Here
Posted on: December 27, 2016

New Year’s Safety Tips from Highland Park Police Department

New Year’s is a fun and joyous holiday, but poor choices can lead to dangerous or tragic outcomes. The Highland Park Police Department reminds residents to enjoy celebrations with friends and family safely by following the guidelines below.

Don’t Leav...Read on...

Posted on: December 27, 2016

New Year's Resolutions in Your Community

2017.png

As 2017 quickly approaches, consider a New Year’s Resolution to make a difference or get involved in your community. Some New Year’s resolutions may be to try new things, volunteer, or learn new skills. Below is a list of New Year’s Resolutions that can h...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2016

New and Updated State Laws That May Affect You in 2017

2017.png

As the New Year approaches, new Illinois laws go into effect. Although hundreds of new laws will take effect in Illinois on January 1, here are a few Illinois laws governing health and law enforcement that may impact you:

Health
Birth-Control Coverag...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 19, 2016

Holiday Message from the Chief of Police:

Shafer 2 Small.jpg

Residents of Highland Park:
The holidays are a special time of year where friends, family and neighbors come together to celebrate. As parties are scheduled and travel spikes, there is an increased risk for youth including those students returning home f...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2016

Gratitude

Rotering.JPG

Letter from Mayor Nancy R. Rotering

Often, as we head into a New Year, we talk about gratitude: good health, family, friends. We are so fortunate to live in a strong, vibrant community. Thank you for your time and thoughtful input throughout the year, ...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Alison P. Smith to be Appointed to the Highland Park City Council

Alison S.png

At the regular meeting of the City Council on Monday, December 12, 2016, Alison P. Smith will be appointed by Mayor Nancy Rotering, with the consent of the City Council. Smith will fill the vacant Council seat held by former Councilman Paul Frank who was ...

Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Snow Removal Guidelines

Snow Diagram.jpg

As we enter the winter months, it is important for residents to remember to follow proper snow removal procedures.
It is a violation to remove snow from one parcel of property and deposit it onto another parcel (including the adjacent public parkway) wi...Read on...

Snow Removal FAQ
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Leadership Alliance To Discuss Youth Drug & Alcohol Abuse & Prevention

The Leadership Alliance, led by Mayor Nancy Rotering, continues its conversation with Lake County government officials, community leaders and the public on Thursday, December 8 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Avenue...

Read on...

Posted on: November 29, 2016

City of Highland Park Approves 2017 Budget

 The City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget at the City Council meeting on November 28, 2016. The budget of approximately $84 million focuses on the City’s mission to provide fiscally responsible, high quality services throug...Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2016

School District 112 Reorganization Questions & Answers

The City of Highland Park meets regularly with its sister governments including North Shore School District 112 (SD 112 or District), Township High School District 113, the Park District of Highland Park and Moraine Township. At regularly scheduled interg...Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Letter from the Chief of Police Regarding the Recent Shooting in Highland Park:

Shafer 2 Small.jpg

To the Residents of Highland Park:
The City of Highland Park, in conjunction with Highland Park High School, will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave. This meeting will address curr...
Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2016

Car Burglaries, Stolen Vehicles and a Residential Burglary East of the Central Business District

On November 16 from approximately 1:00 AM to 3:30 AM there were reports of several burglaries to motor vehicles, two vehicle thefts and a single residential burglary in the 300 block of Central Avenue and the 400 block of Park Avenue. In nearly all cases,...
Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Notice of Simultaneous Filing Lottery

Walk to St Johns2smaller.jpg

Notice is hereby given that a lottery to determine ballot placement for the Consolidated Primary Election to be held on February 28, 2017 will be conducted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 8:30 AM. The lottery will be held for Councilman Candidates (4 year...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

City of Highland Park Approves Purchase and Sale Agreement for the Highland Park Theater

The Mayor and Highland Park City Council unanimously approved a purchase and sale agreement for $1,100,000 with the Canel Companies of Highland Park, IL for the Highland Park Theater at the November 14, 2016 Council Meeting. The Canel Companies will purch...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Highland Park's Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Port Clinton Holiday Lights.jpg

Saturday, November 19 from 3-5 PM at Port Clinton Square

Start off the holiday season at the City of Highland Park’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 19 from 3 – 5 PM at Port Clinton Square. Gather in Downtow...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 14, 2016

City of Highland Park Proposed 2017 Budget

The Proposed Budget has a balanced operating budget and includes over $14 million in infrastructure investment The City of Highland Park proposed 2017 budget equals approximately $84 million.  The budget focuses on the City’s mission t...
Read on... Questions and Answers
Posted on: November 14, 2016

Police Investigation in November 10th Shooting Complete

Highland Park Police were alerted by Highland Park Hospital staff that a 14-year old juvenile was being treated for a gunshot wound in their emergency room on Thursday November 10, 2016 at approximately 5:35 PM. The youth was treated and released from the...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 24, 2016

City of Highland Park and Highland Park Public Library Consider Expansion to Meet Community Needs

HP Library.jpg

City of Highland Park to purchase adjacent properties

The City of Highland Park (City) and the Highland Park Public Library (Library) are exploring a possible expansion of the Library to better meet community demand for space and services as well as i...Read on...



RSSFacebookTwitter