About Us

Welcome to Highland Park Planet, a weekly community online news source. The Planet does traditional reporting on municipal news stories, as well as providing full coverage of local arts and entertainment and lifestyle happenings. We have a core of committed professionals supported by a community of volunteers, sponsors, and advertisers, making the Planet a true community enterprise.

Our goal is to be the premier online news source and issues platform for the Highland Park community. It has one bias–to adhere to the principles of non-biased reporting. In addition to objectivity, the Planet stresses excellence in writing, timeliness, and accuracy in reporting. We strive to create a forum for constructive debate and a tool for engaging in community life. Highland Park is a diverse community with many voices, and we will work to reflect them all. The fuel for our efforts comes from a belief that community journalism is a necessary ingredient to a functioning democracy and a cohesive community.

Our Staff

The Planet crew consists of a mix of residents and seasoned communications professionals. Click here for staff profiles.

Founding Advertisers and Partners

Highland Park Planet is grateful for the contributions and early support of our Founding Advertisers, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and other early supporters. View the list of Founding Advertisers and Supporters that helped make The Planet possible.

Contact Highland Park Planet

Editor/(Virtual) Newsroom:  editor@highlandparkplanet.org


Highland Park Planet has a number of policies that inform our decisions. Click the links below to view the policies:

Public Commenting Policy

Advertising Policy

Ethics Policy