Patch Roundup: Cop Rescues Hundreds of Parrots, Groupon Co-Founder Sells $4M Mansion, Loehmann's Going Out of Business

Other big news: the city of Niles debates whether to allow video gambling, and demolition begins soon on the iconic Old Main building in Lake Forest.

Here's a roundup of the top stories from around the North Shore this week.

WINNETKA — Meet The Glencoe Cop With 50 Parrots - Refuge for Saving the Wildlife has been rescuing and adopting out birds from a house near Northbrook since 1996.

MORTON GROVE - Frugal Fashionistas Out of Luck as Designer Off-Price Store Closes -Women, and men, accustomed to snapping up designer bargains are quietly sniffling into their Moschino and Michael Kors sleeves as Loehmann’s announced its liquidation. But wait--it’s having a heckuva “going out of business” sale.

EVANSTON - Groupon Co-Founder Sells Evanston Mansion For $4 Million - Ousted former CEO Andrew Mason recently sold his Evanston estate, which has lake views from every room and 186 feet of Lake Michigan frontage.

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Newest Business Hopes To Reduce Stress - CorePower Yoga holds classes for the experienced and the novice.

HIGHLAND PARK— City Responds Fast to Citizen Snow Removal Question - Highland Park clears way for students to get to Northwood Middle School after resident complains about path blockage.

LAKE FOREST — Old Main Demolition to Begin Thursday — Crews will be working for the next several months to tear down an iconic building on the former Barat College campus.

NILES - Should Niles Change Course To Allow Video Gambling? - It’s an issue which all Illinois towns must decide for themselves. One expert said they’ll all permit gaming eventually because it brings in big money. But opponents said gamblers must lose $100,000 for a town to reap $5,000.

SKOKIE- Skokie Passes Major Landlord-Tenant Ordinance; Aims To Reduce Crime - Supporters said it would prevent crime from “bad apple” tenants in multi-family areas, but some landlords felt it put too many regulations on them.

GLENVIEW - 7th-Grader’s Effort to Help Teacher Inspires Big Donation - Thanks to the fundraising efforts of DJ Irizarry, 12, Glenview State Bank vice president David Kreiman is making a surprise donation of keyboards to a music classroom at Gemini Junior High School.

BUFFALO GROVE — Buffalo Grove, Highland Park Ice Skaters Earn National Medal — These teens placed fourth this week in the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championship's novice pairs competition.


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