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Gallery Theater sets new audition dates for Sept. 23-24
Jul 22, 2011 10:00 PM
Calling all actors! The Gallery Theater in West Chicago is offering you an opportunity to put together the scene you always wanted to perform.
Newton announces bid for Lake County Board
By Russell Lissau
Jul 19, 2011 6:30 PM
Appointed to fill a vacancy on the Lake County Board this spring, Jim Newton on Monday announced he'll run for election in 2012.
Parton's Better Day tour aims for the uplifting
By Laura Stewart
Jul 19, 2011 3:35 PM
"I don't have the heart to write any sad songs," in these tough times says country music legend Dolly Parton, who brings her "Better Day" world tour to the Rosemont Theatre on Thursday, July 28. Parton hopes her new uplifting tunes provide a respite for audiences dealing with poor economy, bad weather and "doomsday talk."
Classic recollections: 1967 Chevy II
By Matthew Avery
Jul 19, 2011 1:18 PM
When the snow starts to fall around here in the Midwest, Chicagoans, and their metal machines, escape Mother Nature's frozen wrath by retreating to heated garages. Drop south a few states and you'll find auto enthusiasts aren't afforded that same luxury when wet, turbulent weather comes their way.
Drivers may foot $1billion tollway budget gap
By Marni Pyke
Jul 19, 2011 12:17 PM
Suburban drivers could face a toll increase down the road as the Illinois tollway grapples with a $1 billion gap in highway maintenance needs and contemplates billions of dollars in new construction.
Gurnee Mayor Kovarik warns of storm debris scams
By Bob Susnjara and Lee Filas
Jul 19, 2011 11:32 AM
Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik urges residents to be alert for potential scammers quoting inflated prices to remove storm-damaged trees from private property. "I was at public works Saturday and said I was worried every Tom, Dick and Harry would come out," she said.
Overpass nixed for Fairfield Road/Route 176
By Mick Zawislak
Jul 19, 2011 11:19 AM
An at-grade expansion rather than an overpass will be presented as the preferred option at a public open house from 5 to 7 p.m Wednesday at Mundelein High School.
Four year sentence in South Elgin pot case
By Harry Hitzeman
Jul 19, 2011 6:51 AM
Walter Kwiatek, a 70-year-old California man accused of shipping more than 80 pounds of marijuana to himself at a South Elgin warehouse last December, is sentenced to four years in prison. Kwiatek did not have a criminal record and pleaded guilty to drug charges in May.
Fatal Wheeling crash followed attempted traffic stop
By Ashok Selvam
Jul 19, 2011 6:49 AM
Police were trying to stop the motorcycle involved in Sunday morning's fatal crash in Wheeling for speeding minutes before its driver lost control and struck a utility box, killing himself and a passenger, authorities said Monday.
Arlington Hts. man part of Mackinac race rescue crew
By Paul Biasco
Jul 19, 2011 4:59 AM
A 12-person crew, including a 19-year-old Arlington Heights man, may have prevented an even greater loss of life when it pulled six sailors from the treacherous Lake Michigan waters that killed two people during the annual Race to Mackinac early Monday morning.
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