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    Suburban officials: O’Hare noise monitors not enough

    A new runway that opened last fall has changed the way O’Hare air traffic lands and departs.

    Jul 22, 2014 6:26 PM

    In the wake of multiple complaints from communities in flight paths, Chicago announced it will install more noise monitors in the city and suburbs. This comes as new data indicates a surge in noise concerns.


    Friends honor Grayslake teen who drowned

    Matt Reed, 16, of Grayslake

    Jul 23, 2014 5:09 AM

    Friends of 16-year-old Grayslake Central High School student Matt Reed who drowned in Third Lake honored the teen Tuesday by releasing green and white helium-filled balloons matching the school’s colors. Reed’s basketball coach, Brian Moe, described the teen as “a funny, outgoing, caring kid who always had a smile on his face.”


    Experts: Wear flotation devices away from shore

    Gurnee Fire Battalion Chief John Skillman discusses the importance of having a personal flotation device that fits properly and won’t come up over the persons head while in the water. Skillman heads the dive team for Lake and McHenry Counties Specialized Response Teams.

    Jul 23, 2014 10:33 AM

    Personal flotation devices should always be worn by swimmers — no matter how experienced — when in the middle of a lake, the head of a regional dive rescue team and other experts say. “You know nothing can go wrong with a (flotation device),” said Gurnee Fire Department Battalion Chief John Skillman, a rescue diver since 1988. “You can relax.”


    Harrelson a big part of Thomas, La Russa's careers

    Jerry Reinsdorf, Tony La Russa and Ozzie Guillen visit before a game in 2006.

    Jul 23, 2014 5:38 AM

    With Frank Thomas and Tony La Russa being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, there will definitely be a strong White Sox presence in Cooperstown. Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson will both be there to enjoy it.


    Naperville boutique event to aid prostitution victims

    WAR Chest Boutique in downtown Naperville sells handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories produced by women across the world who have escaped prostitution or human trafficking. The nonprofit boutique uses proceeds to support Women At Risk International’s programs to rescue more women from prostitution and human trafficking.

    Jul 23, 2014 10:37 AM

    A Naperville boutique that supports international programs to get women out of prostitution and human trafficking is taking its cause to the Riverwalk on Saturday during a new, free event. WAR Chest Boutique is hosting the first Celebrate Hope event to introduce people to the shop’s mission, said Meggie Zayas, a WAR Chest volunteer who is organizing the event. “A lot of women through Women At Risk have been rescued and are now out of the life that they were in,” Zayas said.

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    Lady Antebellum bringing up-tempo songs to Aurora show

    Lady Antebellum's upcoming album is called “747.” The name refers to a hook in the title song about how a commercial jetliner can't go fast enough for a man trying to reclaim his love.

    Jul 23, 2014 11:47 AM

    The title for Lady Antebellum's forthcoming new album, “747,” refers to a hook in the title song about how a commercial jetliner can't go fast enough for a man trying to reclaim his love. It's also a fitting analogy for the country trio's own super-sonic momentum over the last year. Lady Antebellum plays RiverEdge Park in Aurora on Thursday, Aug. 7, as part of the band's most recent tour. “We are just so excited for the opportunity to just continue to build our career,”...


    Lake County ending annual health fair for kids

    Foot and shoe assessment will be among the free services provided at the Kids 1st Health Fair on Aug. 6. The upcoming fair will be the last, as Lake County Health Department officials say the changing health care landscape has made better options available for families in need.

    Jul 23, 2014 12:06 PM

    An annual program that has offered free immunizations and other health-related services for Lake County children since 1993 has run its course. The Kids 1st Health Fair Aug. 6 at Juarez Middle School in Waukegan will be the last. Officials cited the changing health care landscape for ending the annual fair.

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