Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Finances, capital projects and other initiatives discussed.
The City of Lake Forest held a public town hall meeting on Monday Oct. 29 to give residents an opportunity to share their questions and concerns about the city, and learn more about projects that were in the works. The meeting was held at Dickinson Hall Senior Center. We’ve included some of the highlights discussed below. Get the biggest news in Lake Forest-Lake Bluff delivered to your inbox every morning - sign up for our newsletter! And don't forget to "like" us on Facebook. City Finances Second Ward Alderman George Pandaleon kicked off the evening with some great news concerning the finances of the city. “The city is in phenomenally good financial condition, thanks to the foresight of our staff and administration,” he said. In his …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Could impact up to 800 trees.
Friday, May 18, 2012
The presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) and documented within the southwest quadrant of the Village of Lake Bluff (west of Green Bay Road) on May 10. The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle that was unknown in North America until June 2002 when it was discovered as the cause for the decline of many ash trees in southeast Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, Canada. EAB has been identified as the causative agent in ash tree mortality and decline; adult beetles are metallic green in color and are about one-half inch long. They leave a D-shaped exit hole in the bark when they emerge in spring. According to the IDA, the severity of any EAB infestation is very difficult to …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Distracted bicyclists will get tickets in Chicago.
Long-range forecasters are expecting this winter's snowfall and average temperatures to rank the city as home to the nation's worst winter. According to AccuWeather.com's forecast, the Chicago area will likely be clobbered by between 50 and 58 inches of snow this winter -- approximately the same amount as the 56 inches that fell over the city last year. The culprit is La Nina, said Ed Fenelon, meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Chicago office. “In a La Niña pattern, there are mild periods followed by cold outbreaks, and snowy weather. There is a higher than normal risk of severe weather, like the tornadoes we had in November last year,” Fenelon said. The city of Elmhurst has not escaped the emerald ash borer infestation …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Seven cases of salmonella, linked to ground turkey, have been reported in Illinois.
The body of a Bolingbrook canoeist, missing since Tuesday, was recovered in a Lemont retention pond this morning, reports the Lemont Patch. Jeremy Asbell, 25, was reported missing after he and a friend were tossed from a canoe that capsized on the pond. In Yorkville, Kendall County Animal Control Warden Christine Johnson euthanized the wrong dog and has resigned due to public criticism. The bull mastiff that did bite three people was put down on Monday. Lake County Forest Preserve officials plan to release an experimental group of wasps in the Sedge Meadow Forest Preserve in Gurnee to fight the emerald ash borer, which has been responsible for destroying ash trees in the area. The wasps lay their eggs inside the larvae or eggs of …