Free to raise chickens in the village since March, Deerfield citizens now have the opportunity to learn some tips on the practice from an expert....
July 24 6 a.m. |
In an era day when Congressional gridlock makes passage of legislation difficult, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) saw a unanimous vote on the second bill he has authored since he took office in 2013.
July 23 5:03 p.m. |
Use of the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry has increased nearly 20 percent in the last 18 months despite the fact the Dow Jones industrial average is at an all-time high and the economy adds jobs each month.
Early last year, 220 people were taking advantage of the township’s services for those who need assistance feeding themselves and their families, according to pantry President Bob Rosenbacher. The number is now 270. A person must qualify for assistance.
July 23 1:10 p.m. |
Deerfield residents will soon be able operate a home baking business without fear of prosecution or need of a license.
The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a modified proposal for an ordinance allowing home baking businesses in Deerfield during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 21, at Village Hall.
July 23 10:10 a.m. |
Anyone wondering how difficult it might be to bring peace to the Middle East need look no further than the North Shore.
Riverwoods resident Hannah Schlacter and Bashar Sorri, a Jerusalem Arab currently living on the North Shore, both support a peaceful solution to years of conflict — but some of their ideas are miles apart.
July 23 10 a.m. |
With some of the area’s largest corporations considering taking their headquarters to foreign soil, both Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and his challenger, former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), want to see government action.
Reforming the corporate tax code and specific legislation to curb the incentive for American corporations to move overseas and take advantage of lower corporate taxes has emerged as a leading issue in this rematch for the 10th Congressional District seat between Dold and Schneider Nov. 4.
July 22 2:54 p.m. |
Deerfield swimming enthusiasts will have more opportunities to complete laps under a proposed $4.9 million renovation of Mitchell Pool.
The Board of Park Commissioners discussed the plan, which includes lap swimming at all times while the pool is open, before a crowd of more than 15 people at a public hearing Thursday, July 17, at the Jewett Community Center.
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July 22 11:07 a.m. |
Bannockburn’s Community Safety Day is going to the dogs. Guests at the annual Bannockburn Community Safety Day will have the opportunity to a see one...
July 21 11:28 a.m. |
Deerfield is on pace to collect the smallest amount of sales tax revenue it has received in the last five years unless a recent surge in new retail business and a robust holiday shopping season reverse the trend.
After steady growth between 2009 and 2012, revenue dropped five percent last year and has continued at the 2013 pace, according to the treasurer’s report presented by village Finance Director Eric Burk at the July 7 village board meeting.
July 21 11:25 a.m. |
A Chicago man trying to purchase narcotics with an invalid prescription at Walgreens in Deerfield was indicted by a Lake County Grand Jury Wednesday, July 16, for forgery and fraud, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office and the Deerfield Police Department.
July 21 9:45 a.m. |