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Man who threatened Lake County courthouse back in courtA California man who once threatened to “light up” the Lake County courthouse and later was deemed unfit to understand the court proceedings surrounding his prison sentencing is back in Lake County court.Last Updated Dec 9, 2016 11:31 AM
Winter storm warning starting tonight for suburbsUpdated Dec 10, 2016 11:48 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning starting at 6 p.m. today and ending midnight Monday.
Leaders are Readers program set for Dec. 10Updated Dec 9, 2016 4:12 PM
The Lake County Health Department’s community health center in North Chicago is holding a “Leaders are Readers” event for kids from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
Round Lake woman hit by car while crossing Route 120Updated Dec 9, 2016 12:18 PM
A Round Lake woman is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Route 120 near Round Lake late Thursday.
Residents want to stay judge's decision in fight over Lake Zurich-area homeless proposalUpdated Dec 7, 2016 6:14 AM
At least 13 Lake Zurich-area residents are continuing their fight against a proposal to allow chronically homeless people with mental illness to live in a publicly owned building in their neighborhood.
Morgan Stanley Foundation grant supports food for kidsUpdated Dec 6, 2016 9:29 PM
The Northern Illinois Food Bank, which covers 13 counties outside Cook County, received a boost Tuesday with a $50,000 donation from the Morgan Stanley Foundation
Kids ‘Shop with a Sheriff’ Tuesday in MundeleinUpdated Dec 6, 2016 7:39 PM
The annual “Shop with a Sheriff” program provided kids with shoes, coats, clothes and toys Tuesday at the Mundelein Target store.
Attorneys say evidence shows Zion man did not cause fatal Lindenhurst crashUpdated Dec 6, 2016 1:50 PM
Defense attorneys said an accident reconstruction shows a Zion man is not to blame for a crash that killed a Lindenhurst man and his daughter.
Waukegan library’s adult literacy program helps those most in needPosted Dec 6, 2016 1:42 PM
Lake County’s adult literacy tutoring program, which is run by the Waukegan Public Library, supports those most in need and hardest to reach, organizers said.
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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
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
- 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
- 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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