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'Magic Mike' producer's film life began in Lake ForestReid Carolin's movie-addict mom is the one who got the Lake Forest High graduate's successful film career started, culminating in the latest "Magic Mike" movie.Last Updated Jun 30, 2015 6:17 AM
Metra upgrades coming to Waukegan stationUpdated Jun 29, 2015 2:43 PM
Metra and Waukegan will spend $530,000 to fix and upgrade the Waukegan train station on Metra's Union Pacific North Line.
Hawley Street project open houseUpdated Jun 28, 2015 5:31 PM
The Lake County Division of Transportation will host a meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 855 W. Hawley St., Mundelein to discuss the construction plans and schedule for the reconstruction of Hawley Street.
Lake County tourism video winnerUpdated Jun 28, 2015 5:30 PM
Dylan Kroll of Waukegan was selected as the winner of a music video contest promoting Lake County tourism.
Retired teachers meetUpdated Jun 28, 2015 5:29 PM
The Lake County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Tuesday, July 14, at Lambs Farm restaurant at Route 175 and I-94 near Libertyville.
Civil War DaysUpdated Jun 28, 2015 5:21 PM
Lake County Forest Preserve District officials will hold the annual Civil War Days re-enactment July 11-12 at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.
Dogs ready to help scared victims in courtUpdated Jun 28, 2015 1:58 PM
Mitchell, a yellow Labrador retriever, is ready to help scared victims take the witness stand in Lake County. Mitchell and other dogs may steady kids or developmentally disabled adults who need help in cases of sexual abuse or exploitation.
Route 83 lanes to openUpdated Jun 26, 2015 9:01 PM
The new lanes of traffic for northbound Route 83 at Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach will open to traffic Wednesday, July 1, weather permitting.
Waukegan police seek second suspect in attempted robberyUpdated Jun 26, 2015 7:32 PM
Waukegan police have arrested one suspect and are looking for a second in the attempted armed robbery of a grocery store Tuesday afternoon. Zorran Love, 18, of the 1900 block of North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan, has been charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated battery.
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- 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
"Bridge to somewhere"
Bridge from Village Green to our new grocery store , Fresh Market George Helmbock
- 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
- Original fine art arrives at the Adler Center in advance of the May 16th A-List Speakeasy and Silent Art Auction Benefit. For tickets visit www.adlercenter.org/index.php/attend/gala/ Provided by the David Adler Music and Arts Center
- (l-r) Jill Silbar of Vernon Hills is joined by daughters Emma and Maddy as they receive manicures from Midtown Athletic Club nail technician Agnes Wielogorski. Gearing up for Mothers Day, The Spa at Midtown Bannockburn is inviting all moms and daughters to a special day of massages, manicures, pedicures, make up and more, on Thursday, May 9, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is just $30 per person and includes two luxurious spa treatments each. To schedule an appointment, contact The Spa at (847) 945-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Courtesy of Midtown Athletic Club
- Highland Park's David Borovikov races to returns a shot from Hinsdale’s Mark Joy during the championship match at last weekend's USTA 12-and-under tennis tournament held at Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn. Borovikov would breeze to a 6-1, 6-3 victory to earn the boys singles title. Dave Silbar/SilbarPR
- Shot of a large ice formation in the water just off the shore at the beach along Fort Sheridan in the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. Jeff A. Goldberg, Grayslake, IL
"Local Girl Needs Help"
A little girl in our community needs help with medical expenses. Her name is Isabella Oliver. Please see her story at: www.gofundme.com/Isabellasjourney. "Give, and you will receive...The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." Luke 6:38. Friends of Isabella Oliver
- 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
- More than 20 dance groups, including 13 different ethnic dance groups, will participate in this year’s third annual 2014 World Dance Day. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago. Tickets for 2014 World Dance Day are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors, children and students with identification and are available at the door or by calling 773-463-1619. Chicago Music and Dance International
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"Scouts sluggers are on a roll!"
#15, Luke Gibson, Lake Forest High School Scouts Varsity Baseball player, at bat against North Chicago at a Scouts' home game on April 17th. The Scouts are currently 12-1, overall, and 4-0 in the North Suburban Lake Conference. Aimee Messner
- Katie Mueller of Lake Forest enjoys a relaxing pedicure, courtesy of nail technician Marty Garcia, during the ‘Piggy Paint Spa Day for Kids’ at The Spa at Midtown Bannockburn March 16. Piggy Paint is a new brand of non-toxic, odor-free, kid friendly nail polish The Spa Midtown now offers. Dave Silbar / SilbarPR
- Midtown Athletic Club's Kiley Rabjohns of Lake Forest is all smiles after her recent USTA Girls 14 and under tournament title. Shown here with Midtown Junior Tennis Director Cory Grove, the tournament was held at Midtown the weekend of March 1. Jon Schaff
- Vernon Hills High School students' shoe designs for the Custom Culture competition. Design by (left to right): Ann Ho, Kathleen McLoughlin, Tiffany Do, and Olivia Weaver. Vote for their designs at http://www.vans.com/customculture/vote/top50/ Allison Molloy
- M. Curtis Whittington, a veteran waiting for a heart transplant, drove away in a recycled car Feb. 12 after being nominated by Tim Heiney, a case manager with Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services (LMVFS). The car was presented to the Whittington family at the 4th Annual Gifting of a Recycled Ride by CARSTAR Mundelein and their sponsors Esurance, 1-800-Charity Cars, Cottman Transmissions & Total Auto Care, Jack Phelan Dodge, MOPAR, Recycled Rides, Stafford’s, Keystone/LKQ, Atlas Car Wash, NABC, AutoZone, NTB, and St. Vincent de Paul. A reception was held for the gifting where local businesses and restaurants donated food and services. This is the second LMVFS client who has received a car through this annual program. The Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services program works through a network of agencies to help military personnel, veterans and their families face challenges, before, during and after their service to this country without eligibility restrictions. LMVFS is also a member of Illinois Joining Forces, an initiative formed to insure community level, military-culture sensitive support and services statewide. LMVFS is located at the Lake County Health Department, 121 E. Grand Avenue in Lake Villa, and has additional offices in Waukegan and McHenry. For more information, call: (847) 377-VET6 (8386). Lake County Health Department
- Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan will honor Hispanic Heritage Month with a large installation by Mexican-American emerging artist Katrina Davis-Salazar titled "Oración de los Números: Economizing Memory, Sanity, & Hours." This show will coincide with ArtWauk and also will include work by 23 talented member artists. Opening reception will be 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Dandelion Gallery, 109 S. Genesee St. Davis-Salazar's works will be priced from $12 to $500 and sold in interactive ways that resemble a warehouse sale. Katrina Davis Salazar
- Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Debate Team members Elena Gutierrez of Waukegan (left) and Arminda Downey-Mavromatis of Gurnee, both sophomores, finished the season by receiving awards at the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association (ICTA) State Tournament held March 15 at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere, Ill. Gutierrez was the top seed (out of a field of 41) in the playoff rounds after achieving an 8-1 record in the preliminary rounds. She ended the tournament as a quarterfinalist. Downey-Mavromatis earned the 6th place speaker award. Kyle Schmitt, coach of the Lake Forest school’s newly revived Debate Team, is proud of its achievements this year. “We are liked and respected newcomers in the northern Illinois debate circuit,” he said following the state meet. Woodlands Academy
- Artwork by Woodlands Academy junior Erika Cerillo of Waukegan is among those featured at the Deer Path Art League Emerging Artists show in Lake Forest now through March 28. This is one of three exhibits in which artwork by several Woodlands Academy students is on display this month. The other shows are at the Lake Forest Library and the University of St. Francis School of Creative Arts in Fort Wayne, Ind. Woodlands Academy
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students Elizabeth (left) and Laura Bartusiak of Lake Forest were among the volunteers who packed meals at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville recently. In all, nearly 30 girls from the Lake Forest school helped out Jan. 17 at the Libertyville site, 742 E. Park Ave. Volunteers that afternoon packed 142 boxes which represented 30,672 meals. This amount of meals translates to enough nourishment to feed 84 kids for an entire year.
Woodlands Academy requires each student to do at least 70 hours of community service prior to graduation. Many students, though, are passionate about helping others and perform significantly more hours. Woodlands Academy
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