Highland Park, IL Government

Free Fall Leaf Collection Begins October 24

Free leaf pickup is available for residents beginning the week of October 24 through the week of November 25. During this period, the City’s contracted refuse collector, Groot, will collect leaves at no additional cost on residents’ regularly scheduled garbage collection dates. Leaves must be placed in brown lawn refuse bags, and set within the parkway for collection. No refuse stickers are required during this period.

How Black-Led Cities Are Handling Gov. Abbott's Migrant Bus Crisis

Since April, Mayors Lori Lightfoot, Eric Adams, and Muriel Bowser have had to address an unexpected influx of migrants courtesy of the Texas Governor. Since April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has launched and executed “Operation Lone Star.” The controversial theatrical political tactic has bused migrants who crossed the nation’s borders in Texas to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Though there was only one instance where migrants were flown to and abandoned in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, the other cities have borne the brunt of the operation.

Chicago fed president sees higher interest rates bringing higher unemployment

(The Center Square) – The president of the Chicago Federal Reserve said interest rate hikes in the future could increase unemployment. During an Illinois Chamber of Commerce event in Chicago on Thursday, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said the economy is stressed with “very high” inflation and an acute labor shortage. He said workers have different attitudes these days, especially after the pandemic.

Chicago Marathon runners may notice some course changes this year

CHICAGO (CBS) – Let the stretching and carbo-loading begin.Chicago Marathon runners are lacing up and getting ready to head out for their big race on Sunday.Bib-pickup began on Thursday for a run that CBS 2's Lauren Victory learned will look different this year in more ways than one.Organizers said they're always making tweaks to the course. One of the big changes this year includes participants running down Wentworth, all the way until 33rd Street. Racers are cutting east and heading down 26th street to Michigan Avenue.Previously, cruising down Wentworth took runners along the Dan Ryan. They'd pass under viaducts in...

City Club of Chicago: Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

October 4, 2022 Arne Duncan – Managing Partner – Chicago CRED City Club event description: Arne Duncan After serving as a Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, Arne Duncan returned home to Chicago in 2016, committed to trying to dramatically reduce the amount of gun violence in our city and allow children on the […]

Three Things To Do In Chicago, Oct. 6 – Oct. 12

Each week Borderless Magazine highlights some of the best things to do in Chicago’s vibrant immigrant communities. 🥁 Friday, Oct. 7 & Saturday, Oct. 8 – What happens when Indian sarod and tabla meet Middle Eastern oud and darbuka? Find out at the South Asia Institute (1925 South Michigan Ave.) Friday at 7 p.m. East Meets Middle East (EMME), a musical collective celebrating the rich traditions and music of the Middle East and South Asia, will perform. Saturday, there will be a workshop and performance by EMME at the art studio Midnight Tea (410 South Michigan Avenue Studio #825) starting at 3 p.m.

Ald. Reilly voices concerns over Bally’s Casino traffic study

42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he has an issue with a traffic study paid for by Bally’s Corp. that will give them the green light to place a temporary casino at Medinah Temple in River North, and why he wants an independent review of the […]