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Gregory Trotter
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Attended University of California, Santa Cruz
Lives in Highwood, Illinois
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As Highland Park officials mull zoning changes to increase downtown density, one proposal for a $20 million six-story apartment building is already testing their limitations.
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At a special meeting tonight, District 113 school board members will vote on a retirement agreement with embattled Superintendent George Fornero effective June 29, 2015 -- two years ahead of the scheduled termination of his contract.
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Mayor Nancy Rotering will appoint Michelle Holleman, a communications professional with pension expertise, to the Highland Park City Council on July 28 pending council approval.
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The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming.
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Highland Park council member David Naftzger recently announced his resignation from the City Council, effective immediately, citing the need to spend more time on work and with family.
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Three north suburban residents face charges related to two separate incidents of alleged harassment of a Lincolnshire neurologist accused of public indecency, police said. ;
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Radio personality Kathy Hart and her husband, Billy Baruth, are buying the former Bertucci's Italian Steak House in Highwood, vacant since last fall, to create separate dining and live-music venues under one roof.
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Being a Pro-Bowl football player doesn't guarantee turf time at Deerfield High School, Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long found out recently.
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NorthShore Highland Park Hospital could begin construction this fall on a $74.4 million remodeling and expansion intended to modernize the aging building, hospital officials said recently.
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Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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As she waited for her next pupil, Toby Lou Hayman pointed to two folders labeled with the names of boys preparing for their Jewish rite of passage at Congregation B'nai Torah in Highland Park .
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More than a week after a 57-year-old Gurnee man went for a bike ride and never came back, friends remain hopeful he's alive despite futile search efforts.
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Reporting and writing
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  • Chicago Tribune Newspapers Inc
    Local Reporter, 2013 - present
  • AIDS Foundation of Chicago
    Staff Writer, 2011 - 2013
  • Valley News
    Reporter, 2009 - 2011
  • Springfield News-Leader
    Education Reporter, 2008 - 2009
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Highwood, Illinois
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Enfield, New Hampshire - Springfield, Missouri - Denver, Colorado - Santa Cruz, California - Fernandina Beach, Florida - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Austin, Texas
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Gregory Trotter is a Chicago Tribune reporter, covering the North Shore communities of Highland Park, Deerfield and Highwood.
Introduction
Gregory Trotter covers Chicago's North Shore for the Chicago Tribune and TribLocal, including local government, breaking news, features and everything in between. A Medill graduate, he worked for three years as a reporter for newspapers in Missouri and New Hampshire. Now, he lives in Highwood -- the finest town on the North Shore -- with his wife, Kerry, and his two daughters, June and Tess. 
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Led canoeing and backpacking expeditions for five years prior to journalism. Slept hundreds of nights under the stars. Had an EMT license for a while, never really used it. Married an amazing woman. Fathered (still fathering, actually) two beautiful girls.
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  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Literature-Creative Writing, 1997 - 2001
  • Medill School of Journalism
    Journalism, 2006 - 2007
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Highland Park considers 6-story apartment building
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As Highland Park officials mull zoning changes to increase downtown density, one proposal for a $20 million six-story apartment building is

Radio personality eyes Highwood for restaurant, music venue
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Radio personality Kathy Hart and her husband, Billy Baruth, are buying the former Bertucci's Italian Steak House in Highwood, vacant since l

Former Highland Park teacher now facing child porn charges
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A former Highland Park High School substitute teacher already charged with cyber-stalking and harassment now also faces child pornography ch

District 113 superintendent may leave early
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At a special meeting tonight, District 113 school board members will vote on a retirement agreement with embattled Superintendent George For

Bears' Kyle Long booted from Deerfield High field
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Being a Pro-Bowl football player doesn't guarantee turf time at Deerfield High School, Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long found out r

Highland Park mayor picks new council member
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Mayor Nancy Rotering will appoint Michelle Holleman, a communications professional with pension expertise, to the Highland Park City Council

Highland Park Hospital plans $74.4 million expansion
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NorthShore Highland Park Hospital could begin construction this fall on a $74.4 million remodeling and expansion intended to modernize the a

Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail
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The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming

Highland Park police: Lock doors between garage, house
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Highland Park police are cautioning residents to lock their vehicles and interior garage access doors after a spate of recent burglaries led

Summer camp offers special help for children with ADHD
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Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids w

Highland Park council member resigns
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Highland Park council member David Naftzger recently announced his resignation from the City Council, effective immediately, citing the need

Plans emerge for new Community Family Center
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After some fits and starts over the years, a plan for a new Community Family Center in Highland Park to house multiple social service agenci

Highland Park synagogue closing after 60 years
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As she waited for her next pupil, Toby Lou Hayman pointed to two folders labeled with the names of boys preparing for their Jewish rite of p

3 men cited in alleged harassment of doctor accused of public indecency
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Three north suburban residents face charges related to two separate incidents of alleged harassment of a Lincolnshire neurologist accused of

Search continues for missing Gurnee man
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More than a week after a 57-year-old Gurnee man went for a bike ride and never came back, friends remain hopeful he's alive despite futile s

Interim principal picked for Highland Park High School
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The appointment of Tom Koulentes, a longtime Highland Park High School educator, to interim principal is so far drawing enthusiastic respons

Spectrum returns with scaled-down plan for senior home
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Spurned once before, Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities returned to Highland Park with a new, scaled-down plan for a senior living

Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015
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A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the f

Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015
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A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the f

Chunk of Fort Sheridan bluff collapses into lake
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The Lake County Forest Preserves received a call about a swath of the Fort Sheridan lake bluff that had collapsed into Lake Michigan after t