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Lake Bluff Village Board: Short-term rental trial period passes with tie-breaking vote

April 10, 2018 by Miriam Finder Annenberg, Freelance Reporter News, Local Government, Village

After roughly a year of discussions, meetings, and public comments, the Lake Bluff Village Board of Trustees approved an ordinance allowing short-term rentals over a two-year trial period during its meeting on Monday, April 9.

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Lake Forest Plan Commission: New sushi restaurant proposal receives unanimous approval

by Stephanie Kim, Freelance Reporter News, City, Local Government

Lake Forest is one step closer to gaining a new sushi restaurant in Westwood Square, near the northern end of the city’s Central Business District. 

The plan commission unanimously approved a special...

Lake Bluff Village Board: Demolition policy vote held after burst of resistance from residents

by Stephanie Kim, Freelance Reporter News, Local Government, Village

Emotions ran high at the Lake Bluff Village Board meeting Monday night, resulting in a delayed vote on proposed changes to the village’s handling of future demolitions. 

As of the Monday, Dec. 10 meeting, the proposed...

Lake Forest City Council: New city manager appointment receives unanimous approval

by Stephanie Kim, Freelance Reporter News, City, Local Government

In January, Lake Forest will usher in a new year and a new city manager. 

The Lake Forest City Council unanimously approved Mayor Robert Lansing’s appointment of Jason Wicha as city manager during the City Council...