Around Cook County

News and other information from Cook County

Dads and daughters invited to go dancing at Father Daughter Dance Feb. 10

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:16am

Cook County Girl Scout Troop 4110, assisted by some Brownie Scouts, is hosting a Father Daughter Dance at North House Folk School at North House Folk School on Monday, February 10 from 6 – 8 p.m.

All dads (or significant adult) and girls are invited—you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to enjoy the evening, which will include live music by Critter Du Jour, snacks and a keepsake professional photo by Bruce Johnson Photography.

This year there is a prize for the youngest and oldest daughters in attendance. 

The cost for the dance is $20, no matter how many daughters, granddaughters or nieces you may have! 

Come dancing!

School District 166 to choose architect for industrial arts expansion

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 9:50pm

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, the School District 166 school board picked two architects to interview to see who will be selected to design a new industrial arts complex for the school.

The estimated cost to build the 2,500-foot addition onto the existing space is $750,000, with $200,00 of that dedicated to purchasing new equipment and $450,000 dedicated to the construction. The remaining $100,000 will be used to pay architect fees and for any possible overruns in other areas.

Writers encouraged to join "The Writers' Way" class at Cook County Higher Education

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:15pm

North Shore Hospital discusses potential financing for future renovation

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:30am

AgStar Financial Services employees Bob Madsen and Aaron Knewtson met with the Cook County North Shore Hospital Board on Thursday, January 23 to discuss ways to possibly finance renovation of the hospital and care center.

Over the last year the hospital board has been contemplating upgrading the care center and organizing the space in the hospital to more useful and hopefully more profitable purposes.

Winter work continues at Superior National at Lutsen despite layoffs

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:28am

Superior National at Lutsen (SNL) Grounds Superintendent Mike Davies gave an update on SNL activities at the January 14 meeting of the Cook County - Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA). Davies was laid off in December 2013, but has been working on equipment along with Maintenance Worker Jim Zunker. Davies said winter maintenance is very important. “Any success we have in the summer is directly tied to the work we do in the winter,” said Davies.

Secretary Mark Ritchie explains state caucuses

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:25pm

Caucuses are the grass roots of the democratic process regardless of the party you choose.  North Shore Morning host Mark Abrahamson spoke with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie about the Tuesday caucuses.  More is available online at  The site links to the secretary of state website, includes caucus details and locations, and lets you confirm or change your voter registration.


Attached file
View more news from WTIP