The primary election in Illinois is March 20, 2018, and now is the time to be sure you are registered to vote. On the ballot will be candidates for Governor, Attorney General, State Representative and State Senator, among other races. You can check on your voter registration here. If you are a student away at school, are spending your winter away from Highland Park, or simply want to avoid lines at the polls, you can request a ballot by mail here.
Electronic waste has increased in recent years, and much of it is not recycled. Highland Park residents can recycle electronic waste by putting it next to their trash cart on the first trash pick up of any month. Please call Lakeshore Recycling Systems in advance at 773.685.8811. You can also drop off electronics for recycling at the Highland Park Recycling Center, 1180 Half Day Road, from 7 am – 1 pm on all Tuesdays and the first Saturday of the month. The Recycling Center also collects styrofoam, clothing and shoes (paired) for recycling and reuse.