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Highland Park’s permanent memorial receives $1 million donation

The City of Highland Park has received its first major contribution to a everlasting memorial it's developing to honor those impacted by the 2022 Highland Park shooting. Jon and Mindy Gray donated $1 million for the “place for reflection and remembrance,” based on a press...

Controversial donation made to promote school referendum is refunded

After some residents recently cried foul, an area parent-teacher group’s donation in support of a faculty referendum has been returned. The Avoca Parent-Teacher Council, which supports Wilmette-based elementary-school district Avoca 37, donated $10,000 in January to Vote Yes to Avoca, a state-registered ballot initiative committee...

“Wilmette Village rallies to support incoming migrants, prompting expansion of donation drive”

In response to overwhelming donations, the Village of Wilmette is streamlining a drive to help migrants transported to the world. The Village began an impromptu winter-clothing drive to support migrants by placing donation boxes contained in the town’s Metra station, 722 Green Bay Road. It...

Ishbia’s $3 million donation accepted by Winnetka Park Board in a narrow 4-3 vote

Winnetka Park District commissioners used their first meeting of 2024 to handle some of the contentious problems with the last yr. The split Park Board approved, by a narrow 4-3 vote during their Thursday, Jan. 18, meeting, a long-disputed $3 million donation agreement between...

Winnetka Park Board faces challenges with competing multi-million-dollar donation offers

Recent Winnetka Park Board discussions have featured as many twists and turns as a primetime drama, so it's only appropriate that the 12 months ends on a cliffhanger. On Thursday, Dec. 14, through the public comment portion of the board’s final session of 2023,...

Ishbia Foundation’s Preliminary Donation Offer Criticized by Park Commissioners and Residents

A proposed $3-million donation from Winnetka property owner Justin Ishbia could possibly be headed for troubled waters after a review of a draft agreement was met with a wave of criticism from several members of the Winnetka Park Board. Commissioners reviewed the primary publicly presented...