Highland Park is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,365.
Highland Park is one of several towns on the North Shore of Chicago characterized by its affluence and its large Jewish population.
Highland Park is where the home of basketball superstar Michael Jordan is located. It is also where Elisha Gray invented and first demonstrated the telephone in 1874 (his house, still standing, is a large white 2-story 2 doors east of the City Hall on Hazel Avenue). Stephen Glass grew up in Highland Park and went to school at its Highland Park High School.
Ravinia Festival Park, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is located in Highland Park. Most summer evenings feature concerts there with seating on a 5 acre (20,000 mē) lawn and a 3,500 seat pavilion, or in a smaller enclosed auditorium for less popular performances.
Highland Park is also the site of the Willits House by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Highland Park was also the setting for various movies, including Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Web Sites and Links
Aitz HayimOpen Jewish community that features an overview of its programs and services, beliefs, schedule, ritual and liturgy.
Heller Nature Center97-acre preserve where oak-hickory forests, tall grass prairie, savanna, and natural wetlands are an oasis for native plants and animals.
Highland Park High School Class of 1991 Home PageA site to connect classmates with each other. Clickable directories of students, faculty, and email addresses, and links.
Highland Park Historical SocietyA 12 room museum in a two story Italianate Victorian house, built of locally made bricks that have a distinctive yellow color.
Highland Park Information GatewayDirectory of links to area businesses and interests.
Highland Park Illinois.netDirectory linking to over 200 retailers, restaurants and store front services with web sites.
Immaculate Conception ParishOffers Mass in English and Spanish. Bulletin (in Adobe Acrobat format), history. Graphics-dependent, and too wide for smaller monitors or MSNTV.