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Waukegan man accused of hacking radios to issue Gurnee Mills bomb threatA Waukegan man with a criminal history of tapping into and taking control of others’ electronic communication devices faces new charges alleging he caused a false bomb threat at Gurnee Mills shopping center Jan. 29, authorities said. Raymond Kelly, 25, could be sentenced to as much as 5 years in prison if convicted of issuing a false bomb or gas alarm.Last Updated Feb 26, 2015 7:35 PM
Winter chill kills Frosty Fest in GurneeUpdated Feb 23, 2015 5:21 PM
Frigid winter weather will get the best of Gurnee’s Frosty Fest this year. Gurnee Park District officials announced that Friday night’s winter extravaganza at Bittersweet Golf Club has been canceled due to bitterly cold weather that's predicted.
Home proposal floated for former Bobby’s Driving Range in GurneePosted Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM
Tentative plans have surfaced for 100 homes that would be built on the former Bobby’s Driving Range in Gurnee. If constructed, Foxford Communities’ Wentworth development would have 56 single-family houses and 44 duplexes at the northeast corner of Hunt Club and Gages Lake roads. Conceptual plans also call for a commercial component close to the intersection.
Author appearances: Mary Doria Russell signs books in GurneeUpdated Feb 27, 2015 10:10 AM
Mary Doria Russell, author of "Epitaph," discusses her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee. Visit wnpl.info.
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(1st rw lft to rt) Paulina Piasecki, Michelle Piaaecki & Erin Ehlers. (2nd row) Stephanie Saghafi from ALA Lake Region Unit #703/Grant H.S. (Emily Carbrera- Morales, Jocelyn Zamudio, Waukegan T.H.S. Homer Dehringer Unit#281. LaVera Davis Ch.) Nicole Haley from Wauconda H.S. & Aux. Unit 911 Gurnee Chairman Carla Scrofield, Nicole Silvers, Peggy Kalicki, Ruth Buehrer, Shirley Koop, Doris Schultz 10th Ditrict Ch. Finance Groups: the Kiwanas Club of Zion -Benton, the Maya Beville's scholarship/sponsorship as Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. The North Shore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Th girls will experience the campaigning & election process & once elected; they will do the duties of that officer & will return home with a hands on experience of our government process. They will be able to interview for Girls Nation, apply for scholarships, speak with our elected officials or lesson to the extremely good speakers that have come to leave an impression. Other girls not pictured but who were selected to attend: Marissa DePino, Makenna Eldridge, Jamie Kreppein, Fallan Schultz, Anna Thomas, Kari Bengston, Alison Kramer, Julia Curry, Carley Feldman, Grace Bower, Marisa Woodrum, Katherine Kissel, Madeline Arnold, Madeline Coe, Cheyenne Kimbell, Kayla Podgorski, Maya Beville, Jullian Karande Lydia Henry, Kayla Savage & Tara Eyre Arlene Lolley
- Susan Saint James (seated, second from right) joins classmates of 50 years ago at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Reunion Weekend during which she was the keynote speaker Oct. 4. Also pictured are, from left, Peggy Connelly Karol, Geri-Anne Benning, Mariclaire Halligan Dixon, Mary Ann Entrup, Colleen Sullivan Farrell, Saint James and Suzie Floberg Hayes. John Rodas
- Sophomore Willa Hart of Winnetka will perform a cello solo during the Woodlands Academy Symphonic Orchestra?s rendition of "Stille Nacht" by Mannheim Steamroller during the annual Christmas Concert Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. This event, open to the public free of charge, features choral and orchestral music of the season. It takes place in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest. Visit www.woodlandsacademy.org for more information. Woodlands Academy
- Nearly 100 fourth-through-seventh-grade students from St. Malachy School in Chicago visited Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest Feb. 7 for a day of events including an uplifting gospel liturgy, pizza lunch, talent show and a carnival. This celebration marked the latest chapter in a Black History Month tradition between the inner-city grade school and the North Shore high school dating back to 1996. Pictured here, students from both schools joined the combined choirs at the conclusion of the gospel liturgy to sing “We Shall Overcome” in honor of Pete Seeger, who passed away Jan. 27. Woodlands Academy
- Dr. Jerry Weber, president of the College of Lake County, gets a blue streak sprayed in his hair from Allison Brand, an elementary education major who volunteered at the 'Light it up Blue" Autism awareness event held April 2 at the college. College of Lake County
It’s countdown time for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 41st annual financial aid fundraiser, Congé. Modeling this year’s theme colors are (from left) Co-Chair Mary Oelerich of Chicago, Silent Auction Chair Alison Kohlmeyer of Lake Forest and Co-Chair Jean Olson of Evanston. The fundraising starts at 9 a.m. Friday, April 11, with online bidding at www.bidpal.net/Congé for a variety of exciting silent auction items such as four VIP tickets to a Los Angeles taping of Conan O’Brien’s TBS TV show, a Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick signed by members of the 2013-14 team and for wine enthusiasts, a 750ml bottle of Chateau Petrus Pomerol (2006). Online bids will be accepted up to and then as part of the silent auction that takes place during the Congé dinner event which begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Golf, IL. Silent auction bidding ends at 10 p.m.
For more information about Congé contact Woodlands Academy Associate Director of Advancement for Special Events Tami Rocha at 847-234-4300, ext. 226 or visit www.woodlandsacademy.org Woodlands Academy
- Enroll Lake County! campaign partners organized an event at the Waukegan Public Library Nov. 13. It included the presentation of a proclamation from the Lake County Board signifying it as Enroll Lake County! Day. Shown with the proclamation are: from left, Nancy Bock, executive director, HealthReach; Sonia Mares Dubose, Navigator, A Safe Place; John Shustitzky, CEO, The Alliance for Human Services; Jeanne Ang, Primary Care Services Director, Lake County Health Department; Richard Lee, Executive Director, Waukegan Public Library; Tony Beltran, Executive Director, Lake County Health Department; and Lori Deere, Manager, Women & Adolescent Girls' Health & Wellness, YWCA of Lake County. Enroll Lake County! is a countywide initiative to reach the uninsured and help connect them with the benefits of health insurance coverage under the new health care law. Lake County Health Department
- Extreme Artistry Dancers win 1st place over all at local Rainbow Competition for their Hip Hop Line "Rock With it" Dan Rehling
- A handful of LifeSource staff pose with some of the food donated by blood donors to Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Greater Chicago Food Depository as part of its "Triple Your Giving" promotion. LifeSource invited its Gurnee blood donors to bring along non-perishable food items when they visited its donor center at 5250 Grand Avenue through December. Along with the food, LifeSource donated $1,400 to each organization. Photo courtesy of LifeSource
- A Halloween contest during lunch was a highlight of the day that saw most students and many faculty members at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in costume Oct. 31. Judges used a decibel-meter app on their iPads to determine winners in various categories based on the cheers contestants received. Pictured, English teacher Erin Brysiewicz as the “Crazy Cat Lady” surrounded by her (advisory group) cats took second-place honors in the Sophomore Advisory Group category. Woodlands Academy
- Heather Robbins, Trauma Treatment Program project director at the Lake County Health Department, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award from Michael Peck, Superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County. She was nominated by Oluwatoyin Hines, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and an intern at the Health Department. Peck presented the award on behalf of the Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which recognizes efforts employers make to support citizen warriors. Lake County Health Department
The 7th and 8th grade Highland Middle School Pom Pon Squad finished third recently at the Lakeside Conference competition.
Congratulations to the team members - Sasha Blake, Mikaila Corrigan, Sydney Donovan, Allison Friello, Nicole Haderlein, Madison Hartwig, Veronica Houle, Bailey Latka, Paula Magnuszewski, Jillian Ness, Hannah Schuler, Kylie Skie (not pictured), Anna Yachnin. The squad is coached by teacher Breehan Davidson.
Here the squad is caught during a practice.
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- Jessica Ni, a local Vernon Hill resident and a student from Soaring Eagle Kung Fu School at Palatine, won three Gold medals on empty-handed form and weapons and two Silvers at the 2013 Golden State International Wushu Championship, held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at San Jose, Calif. Soaring Eagle Kung Fu (www.soaringeaglekungfu.com)
- Lake County Community Foundation hosts experts on regional cooperation. From left: Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes executive director of The Lake County Community Foundation, Mike Collins of Kalamazoo Community College, Scott and former state Sen. and current Foundation board member Susan Garrett, Nancy Rotering mayor of Highland Park, Mike Way of Bronson Healthcare System at a gathering of community leaders at Highland Park Country Club to to learn about a unique collaboration between Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Bronson Healthcare system in western Michigan and what Lake County can learn from such partnerships. The Lake County Community Foundation
- Sisters Lisa Clair (left), freshman, and Kristen Clair, sophomore, of Lake Forest were among the eight student recipients of first quarter Sacred Heart awards presented Oct. 23 at Woodlands Academy. They were nominated by their fellow students for exemplifying the Sacred Heart goal of commitment to the building of community as a Christian value. Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
- A 6:30 p.m. open house Nov. 12 will showcase the unique educational experience at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, 760 E. Westleigh Road in Lake Forest. Visitors will be able to tour the school, meet with teachers and coaches, and learn about the many exciting clubs and activities that are available to students. Woodlands Academy
- Even Count Dracula understands the importance of donating blood this fall. Blood donors who visit LifeSource donor centers in Arlington Heights, Glenview, Lake Bluff, Naperville and Gurnee from Saturday, Oct. 12, through Wednesday, Oct. 16, will receive a $20 off coupon to Fright Fest (for up to four patrons) from LifeSource partner Six Flags Great America. Joe White
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- Students at Matigian Preschool in Libertyville were excited to welcome spring. The children colored eggs, made bunny projects and received a special visit from a mysterious bunny who left behind treats for the kids. A Sekili
- Students and staff at Millburn Elementary School had the opportunity to honor their military heroes past and present. With less than a week's notice, more than 220 heroes were honored turning the military wall into a military hallway. The heroes will be honored for the entire month of November. Allison Martin
- Music in the Box's Music Masters is now accepting drop-ins for our Summer Classes! Come join us. Please check out the website, www.musicinthebox.com, for dates and times to choose your class. Pictured Ms. Nicole with students taken by Music Masters owner Ginger Acopiado
Rainbow Over the Clouds
This was taken in June during our record setting rainfall! Sandy Giuliani
- Guests young and old sign the Autograph poster to celebrate local author, Kelly Polark's new picture book, ROCKABET:CLASSIC EDITION, at Fox Lake Library on Monday night. Tom Maple
- Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students (from left) juniors Tara Gill of Libertyville and Marisa Alsberg of Lake Forest, sophomores Elena Gutierrez of Waukegan and Jen Slaughter of Lake Bluff, and freshmen Jenna Jiang of China and Mari Brady of Grayslake plus math teacher Elliot Coffey were among the recipients of second quarter Sacred Heart awards presented Dec. 10 at the school. They were nominated by members of the student body for exemplifying the Sacred Heart goal of commitment to a deep respect for intellectual values. Other student winners (not pictured) were seniors Manasa Datla of Long Grove and Jane Schumacher of Lake Bluff. Woodlands Academy
St. Joseph Catholic School students pray the rosary together.
Over 500 people gathered in Sunrise Rotary Park in Libertyville to pray the rosary together and launch balloons tied together in the shape of a rosary. Denise Carr
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