Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Alyssa Knobel thanks supporters and shares the issues she plans to focus on when she is sworn in as a member of the Highland Park City Council.
It is a sincere honor to be elected to serve as your councilman. Campaigns are not as much about the candidate as they are about the community they want to serve. As involved as I have been in Highland Park, this additional opportunity to meet and listen to thousands of residents to discuss concerns, ideas, or just to share community pride was a reminder that many hands, hearts and minds contribute to the success of our community. Each conversation underscored our collective commitment to improving our quality of life in Highland Park. I am ready to get to work on the mission and responsibilities of our City government: Planning, economic development, managing our money and investing in the long-term strength of our infrastructure, our …
Monday, December 10, 2012
A Patch reader explains why she is supporting one of the six candidates vying for three seats on the Highland Park City Council.
While it may seem a little early to be talking about our April elections, it's just that I can't contain my enthusiasm for Highland Park City Council candidate Alyssa Knobel. Earlier: City Council Candidates Already Campaigning Why? Because of the enthusiasm Alyssa brings to everything she does -- especially the countless volunteer activities I and others have been involved in with her. And it's because of Alyssa's dedication to improving the vitality of our city through her volunteer work as the Chair of the Business & Economic Development Commission (BEDC). Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. It's also because of her willingness, without hesitation, to seek answers to the questionsthat …
Mayor Nancy Rotering joined State Sen. Susan Garrett, city council candidates and Highland Park business owners at the Chamber of Commerce's 101st annual meeting last Thursday.
The Highland Park Chamber of Commerce held its Holiday Celebration and 101st Annual Meeting last Thursday at Lexus of Highland Park. Guests included Highland Park business owners as well as Mayor Nancy Rotering, Councilman Daniel Kaufman and City Council candidates Carolyn Cerf and Alyssa Knobel. Food was provided by Highland Park spots like Real Urban Barbecue, Moderno and Sunset Foods. Check out photos from the event above. For more news and updates, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Monday, September 17, 2012
About 150 Southwest Highland Park (SWHP) neighbors gathered in Woodridge Park at for the First Annual Southwest Highland Park ‘Picnic in the Park' on Sept. 9.
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- Jacob Nelson
Monday, September 17, 2012
The information below comes from SWHP. On Sunday, September 9, about 150 Southwest Highland Park (SWHP) neighbors gathered in the area’s Park District of Highland Park, Woodridge Park at 150 Barberry Road for the First Annual Southwest Highland Park ‘Picnic in the Park.’ The casual picnic is part of an on-going grass root effort to foster a tight-knit sense of community. The idea of the picnic began with lifetime SWHP resident, Samantha Stolberg. "I kept hearing from neighbors about the need to come together and encourage community. This seemed like an easy way to help the effort along,” Stolberg said. Residents enjoyed an afternoon filled with conversation, connecting with new and old friends, children playing on the new playground …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Months after forming an exploratory committee, the Highland Park resident decides to run for Highland Park City Council. She joins Kim Stone and Daniel Kaufman.
Roughly two months after she first began considering a run, Alyssa Knobel decided Sunday that she would pursue a seat on the City Council in next April's election. The Business & Economic Development Commission (BEDC) chair and 14-year Highland Park resident joins Kim Stone and Councilman Daniel Kaufman in the race for three available slots. Current Councilmen Jim Kirsch and Steve Mandel will not seek reelection, and the council seat Kaufman was appointed to last April is up for grabs next year. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. "I wanted to vet my issues and get a grip on what people were saying and how they felt about me as a candidate," Knobel said about the past two months. "I have …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Why is the city seeing a spike in its restaurants and dessert spots? Can it sustain them all?
Earlier this week, Time Out Chicago asked if Highland Park was becoming the next Restaurant Row. Listing off new, upscale restaurants like Moderno and Benjamin and increasingly popular dessert places like Frost and Menchie's, the article made a compelling case for Highland Park's place as "the next big eating destination." (Of course, the article also mentioned Real Urban Barbecue and the city's dueling cupcake stores, but we covered both of those a while back.) So as someone who is always curious, especially when it comes to food, I wondered: Is this a trend? If so, why now? And how long can it last? Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. According to Business Economic and Development …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The mayor's former campaign manager and current Business and Economic Development Commissioner has formed an exploratory committee for the 2013 city council race.
Though the election isn't until 2013, the race for Highland Park City Council may have already begun. Business and Economic Development Commissioner (BEDC) Alyssa Knobel has announced the formation of an exploratory committee for the Highland Park City Council race next April. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. "I've been encouraged to run," Knobel said. "I really started to seriously think about it and talk to people in February… but the encouragement started long before that." Knobel filed with the State Board of Elections after receiving over $3000 towards her campaign, as required by campaign compliance rules. The contributions -- which Knobel said were all unsolicited -- include $…