A group picture at the American Redhead Days Festival in Highwood. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Festival In Highwood Celebrating Redheads

Whether you’re redhead by birth or from a box, there’s a festival celebrating all things and people ginger this weekend in Highwood.


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Boil Order Issued For Highwood After Water Main Break

The City of Highwood issued a citywide boil order Tuesday morning, advising residents to boil any water to be used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or washing dishes. The city recommends that they bring water to a rolling boil for five minutes and allow it to cool before consumption.


credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Woman Killed By Metra Train In Highwood

A woman was struck and killed by a Metra train Tuesday morning in north suburban Highwood, causing significant delays for commuters during the morning rush.


The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival. (Credit: highwoodpumpkinfest.com.

Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival To Raise Funds For Autism Society Of Illinois

The organizers of the annual Pumpkin Festival in Highwood have a new goal this year, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


Video Poker machine. (CBS)

North Suburban Highwood Considers Adding Video Poker

The community hosting the great pumpkin festival is now considering whether it should also be hosting video poker games. WBBM’s John Cody has more on the debate underway in north suburban Highwood.


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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Lake County, Ill. 2013

Halloween Trick or Treating is being held in communities throughout Lake County, Ill. in 2013. Most of the communities are holding Trick or Treat hours on the day of Halloween itself. Oct. 31, 2013, but several are having the Trick or Treat on the Sun. before Halloween, on Oct. 27.



Highwood Falls Short Of Jack-O-Lantern Record; N.H. City Reclaims Title

This year’s total in Highwood was 28,036, said Tali Hylen of Ripple Public Relations.


Photo Of Pumpkins Stacked In Highwood. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Highwood Goes For Pumpkin Record

For the fourth year in a row, the Chicago suburb of Highwood has its eye on the Guinness Book of World Records as it prepares for its annual Pumpkin Fest.


Francisco Anthony Martinez is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly providing police with false information in the investigation of the murder of Colin Nutter. (Police booking photo)

Man Charged With Obstruction In Murder Of Highland Park Man

A fourth man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Highland Park man whose body was found off the Edens Expressway June 3 in Wilmette.


Police and a forensics team investigate after a body was found on a frontage road near the Edens Expressway. (Credit: CBS)

Three Arrested In Death Of Highland Park Man

Three people, including two Highland Park High School students, have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old Highland Park man.


Police sketch of a man suspected of trying to abduct a girl in Highwood, Ill., on May 7, 2013. (Credit: Highwood Police)

North Suburban Officials Warn Parents About Recent Abduction Attempts

Not all of the reports point to the same person or vehicle, but they all happened in generally the same area.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2013

Police sketch of man who tried to abduct boy in Highwood /(Credit: Highwood police)

School, Highwood Police Warn Of Possible Abduction Attempt

Police in north suburban Highwood are warning the community of a possible abduction attempt after an eight-year-old boy was approached outside outside his school earlier this week, Pioneer Press is reporting.



Highwood Alderman Resigning Over Citizenship

Highwood Ald. Harvey Knapp is from Britain. He was appointed to the city council five months ago to fill a vacancy. At the time, neither he nor Highwood’s mayor realized state law requires municipal officials to be citizens.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2013

Suburban Bakery Offers Up A Hostess Ho-Ho Homage

A north suburban bakery is ready to cheer up those saddened by closure of Hostess bakeries after unsuccessful union negotiations.



North Shore School District Teachers May Strike Tomorrow

Teachers apart of the North Shore School District tell CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman, that if they can’t reach an agreement tonight during contract negotiations, they will begin striking tomorrow.

CBS 2–10/15/2012


Highwood Aims For Pumpkin Carving Record

Can Highwood carve more than 30,919 pumpkins?


Fire Graphic

Man Who Died In Highland Park Fire Believed To Be Restaurateur

It could be a few days before authorities have a positive identification on a man found dead in his burning home in Highland Park, but neighbors say he was the owner of a local restaurant.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

This carbon-monoxide monitor helped alert Highwood fire officials during a call Monday. (CBS)

Carbon Monoxide Sends Four To Hospital

Four people were rushed to the hospital Monday after a north suburban dentist turned on the furnace in his office for the first time this season.


A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Highwood Mayor Arrested For DUI

The mayor of north suburban Highwood has been charged with driving drunk, after being pulled over in neighboring Highland Park.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011


Highwood To Stage First Ever Garlic Festival

The north suburban city of Highwood is making the bold move of calling itself: “the city that stinks” — though only for a little while — during next week’s First Annual Garlic Festival.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011