Sure, being an elected official in a small suburb like Highland Park might seem like a manageable task, but if this year's top political and school stories reveal anything, it's that this city keeps its public figures busy.
In 2012, strained contract negotiations between District 112 School Board and the teachers' union led to a strike.
Meanwhile, the Park District Board passed the Rosewood Beach redesign proposal, meaning Highland Park's beach will look drastically different in 2013.
The Highland Park City Council was forced to shut down the Port Clinton Parking Garage and city-owned Highland Park Theatre earlier this year after it was revealed both structures violated fire safey code. The city is still figuring out what's next for the theater, though the garage has been updated.
Read those stories and more in our roundup of the most-read political and school-related stories in 2012.
- District 112 Board Asks Union to Withdraw Strike Threat
- District 112 Teachers Declare a Strike
- City Council Approves Rosewood Beach Redesign
- City Council Raises Tax Levy
- Schneider Beats Dold in 10th District Race
- Park Board Will Go Forward With Rosewood Proposal
- Highland Park Theatre Costs $90K to Reopen
- Did Lauren Turelli Lie About Her Education?
- Is the Fort Sheridan Golf Debate Over?
- Highland Park Theatre Plan Details on the Way