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  • Dial-a-Ride service expanded Nov 21, 2012 5:19 PM
    The Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee's Northwest Demonstration Project began in January 2010 to provide curb-to-curb dial-a-ride transportation service in the northwest townships of Lake County has been expanded to the townships of Fremont and Wauconda.

  • Salary cuts enacted for next batch of elected Avon Township officials Sep 13, 2012 2:25 PM
    Governments sometimes are known for increasing spending but in Avon Township, those running for office next spring can expect 2008 level salaries if they win. The board also mandated that the next batch of elected township officials contribute to health care costs in moves expected to save about $60,000 the first year. Salary structures for the next batch of officials must be set by the current administration 180 days before the election.

  • Health, wellness fair causes dispute between state representative candidates Aug 30, 2012 4:11 PM
    A health fair for seniors and women sponsored by Republican state Rep. Sandy Cole triggered a dispute Wednesday with her Democratic opponent in the November election. Cole and challenger Sam Yingling are competing to represent the 62nd House District covering Grayslake and the Round Lake area.

  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

  • Avon Township hosts Touch a Truck: Aug 23, 2012 6:18 PM
    Avon Township's Touch a Truck event is set for Saturday, Sept. 8.

  • Family Service opens Avon Township office Aug 7, 2012 3:27 PM
    Family Service invites the community to attend the Grand Opening of its new office in Avon Township on Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Avon Township Office, 433 East Washington Street, Round Lake Park. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (847) 432-4981, ext. 47.

  • Avon Township seniors, vets get tax help in pilot program Jun 14, 2012 4:35 PM
    Avon Township has launched a pilot program to help eligible seniors and military personnel pay their property tax bills. The program will offer those residents grants averaging $200 to $300 apiece through the Avon Township Community Foundation, a designated charitable organization.

  • To lower your tax bill, get involved Apr 26, 2012 1:00 AM
    An Avon Township letter to the editor: The property tax bills will be arriving in your mailbox soon. As was the case last year, many of you will see an increase in the amount you owe for your tax bill. There will be unhappiness, exasperation, and confusion why is my tax bill continuing to increase, as my assessment goes down?

  • Avon Township sets budget hearing Apr 13, 2012 4:23 PM
    Avon Township trustees will host a public hearing to discuss the proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year on Monday, May 14.

  • Grayslake Rotary donating to food pantry Apr 9, 2012 5:27 PM
    Grayslake Rotary members will donate $1,000 to Avon Townships food pantry next week, as club officials will present the check to Township Supervisor Sam Yingling on April 16 during a weekly meeting at The Vine in Grayslake.

  • New Avon Township trustee picked: Feb 29, 2012 5:42 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board member Douglas Raul Williams has gained a second position as an Avon Township trustee.

  • Wine-tasting fundraiser in Grayslake Feb 26, 2012 4:34 PM
    Grayslake Rotary will host a wine-tasting fundraiser on Saturday, March 10. It willl help support community projects for the year.

  • Avon Township chooses board member for assessor’s post Dec 26, 2011 5:00 PM
    Avon Township Trustee R. Christopher Ditton is shifting from his role as a part-time elected official to a full-time job as the township’s assessor. In a special meeting Christmas Eve, the township board voted 3-1 to appoint Ditton as assessor, filling a vacancy created with the June resignation of Bryce Carus.

  • Avon Twp. trustees hold Christmas Eve session Dec 24, 2011 5:30 AM
    Avon Township's elected officials won't be scurrying for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve. Instead, they'll be meeting and may appoint a new assessor.

  • Tax levy cuts at Avon Township: Dec 16, 2011 3:35 PM
    Avon Township board members this week voted to cut all three tax levies.

  • Avon Twp. supervisor objects to $450,000 settlement Dec 12, 2011 9:12 AM
    Avon Township Supervisor Sam Yingling says elected officials didn't have any input in a decision on a $450,000 settlement of a political firings lawsuit that was lodged against a former assessor. Yingling said if he had been consulted, he would have been willing to go to trial with the ex-employees.

  • Former Avon Twp. assessor turns tables on Leafblad Nov 27, 2011 10:06 PM
    Republican state senate candidate Larry Leafblad is accused in a complaint of abusing the court system by filing a lawsuit just to derail the re-election bid of former Avon Township Assessor Rick Dishman in 2009. Defense attorneys deny the claims.

  • Patronage settlement shows need for vigilance Nov 22, 2011 11:08 AM
    Citing a nearly half-million-dollar federal settlement in Avon Township, a Daily Herald editorial observes that patronage hiring isn't just bad government, it's also expensive.

  • Avon Twp. settles political firings case for $450K Nov 7, 2011 6:43 PM
    Avon Township will pay $450,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed some assessor’s office employees were fired or pressured to retire for political reasons in January 2010. Four workers contended in the suit they no longer were employed because they backed former township Assessor Rick Dishman, instead of Bryce Carus, the man who won the post in the April 2009 election.

  • The Soapbox Nov 5, 2011 5:00 AM
    Underage drinking fines and a slow-to-inform sheriff's office are some of the topics as Daily Herald editors offer this week's snappy opinions.

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