The Optimist Club of Deerfield Christmas tree lot opens Friday in Jewett Park, with proceeds from the sale of fir and pine trees benefiting village youth, according to the organization. The tree lot is a holiday tradition that dates back to 1978, according to Mike Buck, one of the organization's tree lot co-chairs. Local high school atheletes have volunteered at the lot, including, for the last nine years, the Deerfield High School wrestling team, according to coach Marc Pechter.
A popular shortcut that helped 9,500 vehicles a day travel directly between Pfingsten and Waukegan roads is open after being closed for nearly eight months, according to a Deerfield official. Known as the Kates Road Bridge, Bob Phillips, the village's deputy director of public works and engineering, said the Vernon E. Swanson Bridge and the shortcut for through traffic with it reopened Nov. 20, with the completion of a $2.5 million project rebuilding the span.
Northbrook officials are looking at ways to make traveling around town by bike easier and are hoping a Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is the next step toward that goal. An engineering firm was hired to study the current bicycle and pedestrian amenities in town and to discern what changes residents would like to see. Charlie Short, a consultant with village-hired Alta Planning and Design, said the plan will serve as a guide for officials.
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