Sunday, September 16, 2012
Lake Forest High School District 115 and Chicago school teachers went on strike this week.
Lake Forest High School District 115 teachers went on strike this week after negotiations over salaries and benefits failed to produce an agreement. The district has proposed salary increases over the next three years of 2.6 percent, 3.4 percent and 3.4 percent, the Chicago Tribune reported. By comparison, the teachers have asked for raises of 5.6, 6.5 and 5.6 percent, the newspaper reported. The newspaper reported that the district also asked teachers to begin paying for a percentage of their insurance. Although some movement has been made on issues such as health insurance and a two-tiered salary structure, the salary issue remains a sticking point. The Lake Forest High School District 115 strike came on the heels of the Chicago Teachers…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Lake Forest's Matt Grevers gets silver medal as part of Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay team.
(Update at 4:00 p.m.) Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers earned his first Olympic medal today and he was not even in the pool when the American’s took silver in the 4x100 Freestyle Relay. Grevers was part of the quartet that propelled the Americans into the finals where team of Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte finished behind France. The French finished the distance in 3:09.93 with the Americans next at 3:10.38. All members of the relay team are awarded a medal whether they compete in the preliminaries or the final. (Earlier) Matt Grevers barely needed any rest to help the Americans earn a shot at gold Sunday at the London Olympics. Coming back less than an hour after an earlier qualifying swim in the 100-meter …
Lake Forest’s Matt Grevers becomes favorite to claim 100-meter backstroke gold medal Monday.
(Update at 3:30 p.m.) Matt Grevers swam into the finals of the 100-meter backstroke during today’s semifinals at the London Olympics coming within .22 of a second of the Olympic record clocking the fastest qualifying time. The Lake Forest High School and Northwestern University graduate’s time advances him, and the next seven qualifiers that competed in both semifinals, to Monday’s final at 1:58 p.m. Chicago time or 7:56 p.m. London time. It can be seen streamed live on Comcast and on NBC (WMAQ TV, Ch. 5 in Chicago). The British announcers asked aloud of Grevers in their broadcast, “I wonder if he would really go hard here?” Grevers answered that question in the final 50 meters and took the next step to individual Olympic Gold as he …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Attendees learn fascinating facts, see the real deal.
Boris the Bobcat looks cute enough to have as a house pet. But as Wildlife Discovery Center curator Rob Carmichael noted, "He's still a wild animal." Carmichael told the story of how the now 2-year-old Boris came to the Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest as he spoke to a group of adults and children who turned out Wednesday for an "Ask the Expert" segment sponsored by Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch. A Russian couple originally owned Boris, and they took him on the road as part of a traveling circus along with more than 70 poodles in a trailer. Carmichael said he caught up to them in Indiana where the couple had mixed emotions about giving him up, but they knew he would be better off. Thanks to Wednesday's event, Boris is…
Monday, June 25, 2012
RSVP to attend this free event to learn more about this amazing creature at the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest.
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Did you know the Bobcat is found in 99 of the 102 counties in Illinois? Better yet, did you know Lake County residents can visit this amazing animal that can run up to 40 mph right at the Wildlife Discovery Center (WDC) at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest? Boris the Bobcat has been a resident of the WDC for just about two years, and he is in need of an addition to his existing cage. Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch has joined forces with the Wildlife Discovery Center as part of its "Ask the Expert" program to raise some money toward building that addition while giving Lake County residents a chance to meet Boris. A special free presentation by Curator Rob Carmichael will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the WDC, 1401 Middlefork Drive…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Lake Forest's Mark McMahon shares his sketches of last weekend's historic event.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Lake Forest artist Mark McMahon took his sketch pad and art tools and hit the streets of Chicago last weekend, joining the protesters and checking in at the media center at McCormick Place.