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Burglary, Rosewood and Highland Park Theatre: Most Read in August

The most popular stories in August for Highland Park Patch involved a home invasion, the Park District's proposal for Rosewood Beach and the City Council's plan for its downtown anchor.

Before you settle in for a long weekend, here's a list of the ten most-read stories in August.


With the first court date approaching and the police investigation wrapping up, Patch brings you up to speed on the Deerfield teens arrested and charged with an armed Highland Park burglary.

Bob Shrago will come up with a plan with the City Forester to replace the roughly 100 trees he removed the tops from along the ravine by Park Avenue Beach as a result of last week's administrative hearing. 

A 58-year-old was issued an Administrative Citation for possession of cannabis after being observed by police smoking while attending Ravinia Festival on August 3.

An administrative hearing officer found Jorjick and Agnes Badalpour liable for mistreating 21 Persian cats after emotional testimony about the family's health and money problems.

After over a year of meetings, planning, beach tours and conversations with residents, the Park Board of Highland Park voted unanimously in favor of the entire Rosewood Beach redesign, including the controversial interpretive center.

Sightings of an animal resembling a cougar started in April. Public Safety Officers are yet to find tracks or other hard evidence of the animal.

It will cost the city $90,000 to bring one of the theater's four screens up to fire code. Is it worth it? 

Patch talks to residents, board commissioners and Mayor Nancy Rotering about how the proposal process unfolded and what it says about Highland Park politics.

The Highland Park City Council voted unanimously to consider a memorandum of understanding regarding a proposed project to revitalize the Highland Park Theatre on Monday.

An administrative hearing officer ruled that Bob Shrago will work with the City Forester to replace the roughly 100 trees he cut the tops from along a Highland Park ravine. Should he pay fines as well?

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