Only five people have licenses to raise chickens in the village, but if a recent class at the Deerfield Public Library is any indication, that number is likely to grow.
More than 35 people showed up when chicken consultant Jennifer Murtoff conducted a class, “Chicken Keeping for City Folks,” Saturday, July 26, at the Deerfield Public Library to learn how to care for the birds.
Deerfield currently allows people to raise up to four hens for egg production only. Murtoff talked about raising chickens from baby chicks, how to feed them, collect the eggs, maximize their health and safety and how to determine which ones are roosters.
Things To Do
July 29 4:29 p.m. |
When she was growing up, Karen Bronge-Pagano always liked hockey.
Still, it took a little time to get used to watching her daughter, Gina, grab a stick and skate around the ice.
“I was nervous, but she was good at it and enjoyed it,” said Bronge-Pagano, a Deerfield resident who grew to love watching her daughter play hockey.
The Teamsters Local 700, the union representing corrections officers and supervisors along with lieutenants and sergeants of the Lake County Sheriff’s Highway Patrol Division, has endorsed the sheriff’s opponent in the upcoming election.
Arts & Entertainment
July 29 2:49 p.m. |
Documentary film "Sukkah City" will premiere in the Chicago area at the North Suburban Synagogue Beth El on September 7.
Officials from the Illinois Office of Tourism and Visit Lake County were at Great America on Monday, July 28, to unveil the county’s tourism-related revenue for 2013: $1.2 billion, up 1.6 percent from 2012.
July 28 1:44 p.m. |
Township High School District 113 plans to hire a single search firm to find a replacement for Superintendent George Fornero and fill its principal openings at Highland Park and Deerfield high schools.
Amid public calls to replace Fornero, the District 113 school board approved a retirement package July 21. The agreement keeps him in the post through next June and does not require the district to buy out the last two years of his five-year contract, which ran through 2017.
Things To Do
Radio personality Kathy Hart and her husband, Billy Baruth, are buying the former Bertucci’s Italian Steakhouse in Highwood, where they plan to open a new eatery featuring Rustic-American cuisine and a separate venue for live music.
Hart is half of “The Eric and Kathy Show” on 101.9 WTMX-FM “The Mix’ radio.
July 25 3:37 p.m. |
A slight slip in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 student performance on the Illinois Scholastic Aptitude Test (ISAT) is not causing alarm yet.
In 1998, more than 250,000 attended the Lake County Fair. Granted, it is now a five-day festival rather than a six-day one, but for whatever reason, 200,000 visitors is the stuff of memories. In 2009, attendance was 138,000. It dropped below the 100,000 mark in 2011 and remains there.
July 25 11:59 a.m. |
Ever been to Mequon, Wisc.? Jon Rubenstein and his parents, Neil and Barbara, had never spent time in the affluent Milwaukee suburb, but when the three owners of Highland Park-based Campus Colors were deciding where to open their fifth store, Mequon is the town they chose.
“The demographics are very similar to Highland Park,” said Jon Rubenstein, who for the past 12 years has worked full-time for the collegiate and professional sports apparel and novelties stores. “Our stores do well in suburban communities where there’s an importance placed on education.”