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6 | January 25, 2018 | The highland park landmark news Police Reports Two seniors robbed with weapon in Highwood parking lot Two elderly women had their purses taken at gunpoint the evening of Jan. 13. It was reported to police that a 6-foot-2-inch black man approached the victims, 83 and 85 years old, in the Highwood Library parking lot around 7:45 p.m. and brandished a weapon and demanded they hand over their purses, City Manager Scott Coren said. Coren could not give a description of the type of weapon used, not could he provide an approximate value of the items stolen. According to information found on the City of Highwood’s website, police are also investigating an incident when a Highwood woman was robbed of her purse by two individuals. There was no weapon displayed, according to the website. Coren was unable to say whether the incidents are related. Coren is serving as the point of contact for the police department in this case. If you have information regarding either incident, or wish to report a different incident, you can contact Highwood Police at (847) 604-8992. In other police news: Jan. 13 •Sometime overnight, an unlocked Audi and an unlocked Cadillac were entered and had been gone through while parked in the 400 block of Park Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen from either vehicle. Jan. 12 • Sometime overnight, an unknown subject smashed through a front window of a residence under construction in the 1200 block of Glencoe Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen. Jan. 11 • A Highland Park resident reported a criminal damage complaint at 8:30 a.m. after discovering tire tracks on their property. Several bushes and tree branches were damaged as well. The identity of the driver is unknown to police. Jan. 9 • Jeremy Jenkins, 27, of Round Lake, was arrested on an outstanding Lake County Sheriff warrant for Violation of Order of Protection after being stopped by police in the 600 block of Elm Place. Jenkins was transported to bond court in Waukegan pending court date. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Highland Park Landmark’s Police Reports are compiled from official reports emailed from the Highland Park Police Department headquarters in Highland Park and the Highwood Police Department headquarters in Highwood. Individuals named in these reports are considered innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. From the City Flu prevention tips According to the Lake County Health Department, flu activity is increasing in Lake County and is at high levels in Illinois. The Health Department recommends that Lake County residents limit visits to hospitals. If you have acute respiratory illness symptoms such as a fever, cough and/or sore throat, do not visit patients in the hospital. If your visit is necessary, wear a mask over your nose and mouth. More important tips on flu prevention: Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer, c over your mouth with your arm when you need to cough or sneeze (Do not cough or sneeze shooting From Page 3 time of the incident. Zike, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper, did not sustain major trauma from being hit by the car. Copeland said at this time it is still unclear what caused the incident to escalate into a shooting. “[Zike] hasn’t lived [in Lake Forest] since October. I don’t think there is any indication that he was back in Lake Forest or had any contact with [Van- Landingham] for a while,” he said. The morning of Jan. 3 Lake Forest police responded to the scene of a shooting in a parking lot off the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Deerpath Road, just outside of VanLandingham’s apartment. VanLandingham, of Lake Forest, died after being taken to Lake Forest Hospital, while Zike was into your hands), and contain your illness by staying home and resting as much as possible until you feel better For more information, please visit the Lake County Health Department influenza monitoring page. dead at the scene of a gunshot wound to the head. “Both families have been notified and our deepest condolences go out to them. This is truly an awful tragedy,” Cooper said at the time. The Lake County Major Crimes Task Forces confirmed the two victims were in a relationship that ended in late September or early October of 2017. The motive is still under investigation, according to a release, but it was initially reported the two were in a domestic dispute prior to the shooting. The initial release states the shooting seemed to be an isolated incident, and there was no additional danger to the community. VanLandingham, who went to high school and college in Indiana and graduate school in Louisville, came to Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago in August after completing dental studies City amends lighting code, reflective of best practices At the Regular City Council Meeting held on Monday, Jan. 8, the City Council adopted an ordinance amending chapter 150 of the City Code. The approved changes relate to exterior lighting and reflect best practices in LED and exterior lighting for commercial, industrial and multi-family residential properties. The amendments include specific requirements for the color temperature of exterior LED lighting. The new standards require color temperatures of 2,700 to 4,100 Kelvin, which have less blue in the color spectrum and are commonly referred to as being warm. The amendment also regulates backlight, uplight and glare (BUG). Adding BUG ratings to the code allows developers to use light fixtures that incorporate higher lighting quality and control. These requirements ensure there is effective illumination while providing greater control over light direction and reducing light pollution. Existing commercial, industrial and multi-family earlier last year, according to a Navy spokeswoman, Lt. Liza Dougherty. She was assigned as a dental care officer on Aug. 12 at the USS Osborne Dental Clinic at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, adjacent to the Navy base. VanLandingham became a lieutenant in the Navy Dental Corps on May 13, 2017. “Lt. Claire VanLandingham was a valuable member of an elite team of health care professionals caring for our Navy and Marine recruits at Naval Station Great Lakes. Her untimely death is tragic, and our hearts go out to her family, friends and coworkers. Our entire command mourns this shocking loss of one of our own,” said Capt. Bradford Smith, the deputy director and commanding officer at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, in an email to The Leader. properties do not need to modify their existing lighting to conform with the new code standards. If a modification is proposed to the lighting plan for an existing commercial, industrial or multi-family property. The new plan will be reviewed using the newly adopted lighting code standards. The lighting plan for new construction of a commercial, industrial or multi-family development will be required to be in accordance with the newly amended lighting Code. For any questions related to the new lighting amendments, please contact the Community Development Department at (847) 432-0867 or email She was also an officer training command student in Newport, R.I. from July 8-Aug. 11, 2017, according to Dougherty. Zike was previously employed as a naturalist at Heller Nature Center in Highland Park. He was employed there from mid-September to mid-October, said Liz Gogola, Park District of Highland Park communications and marketing director. Gogola said it is unclear why he left his job in October, but did confirm he resigned voluntarily. Zike was employed by Jefferson Memorial Forest and Natural Areas in Louisville for seven years prior to coming to the North Shore area. Zike, according to his apparent Facebook page, went to Trinity High School in Louisville and then Eastern Kentucky University. highland park the highland park landmark | January 25, 2018 | 7 “You are the Priority ” 364 Charal Lane, Highland Park 953 Chaucer Lane, Highland Park 4+1 Beds / 4.5 baths / 2729 Sq. ft. Coming Soon 4+1 Beds / 3.2 Baths / 3663 Sq. Ft. Coming Soon 1142 Adams Street, Northbrook 3 Beds / 2.1 baths / 3037 Sq. Ft. Offered at $775,000 560 Pleasant Avenue, Highland Park 2 Beds / 1 bath / 1035 Sq. Ft. 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