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  • Suburban managers attend conference on the cheapMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald analysis of costs of local administrators attending a four-day conference in Boston last year showed some made a concerted effort to save money. One from Lisle attended virtually. Others such as from Wheeling, Fox Lake and Villa Park shared rooms, won contests or paid some of their own expenses. “I thought that it was in the best interest of the city that I share in the expenses," one leader said.

     
  • White pelicans have gathered on Fox Lake on their migration north

    American white pelicans stop in Fox Lake on the way northMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Another impressive visitor has joined bald eagles in the Fox Lake area as the spring bird migration continues. American white pelicans, among the largest birds in North America, have stopped in the area to take advantage of the open water on their way north. "They're massive," said Fox Lake resident Nadine Norton.

     
  • Tip leads to drug arrest in Fox LakeMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Waukegan man was arrested in Fox Lake and charged with selling large amounts of heroin and cocaine, police announced on Thursday. Thomas M. Brosier, 55 of the 200 block of West Street in Waukegan, was arrested on Wednesday at the Patio Motel in Fox Lake after the police department received a tip on its drug and gang information hotline about the drug sales, according to a news release.

     
  • Come to the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park for First Friday on April 4.

    April’s First Friday at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Are you looking for a unique, local event to enjoy with family and friends? Have you ever been downtown to the Art Institute of Chicago or to a gallery opening? No need to travel far from home for a cultural evening. Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at the Historic Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake hosts a monthly art show called First Friday that is the perfect, local event. The public is welcome at the upcoming showcase on Friday, April 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.

     
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  • Lake Among ‘Healthier Counties’ in Illinois According to County Health Rankings ReportMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    A public health report card that grades the health of America’s counties has ranked Lake County among the healthier counties in Illinois. The report card, developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranked Lake County thirteenth out of 102 counties in Illinois.

     
  • CLC offers information sessions on business fieldsMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Information sessions on how to prepare for a variety of business careers will be offered by the College of Lake County this spring and summer.

     
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  • Dinner and a live auction are part of Woodlands Academy’s annual fundraiser, Congé. This year’s event takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Glen View Club in Golf, Ill. Online bids for some auction items can be made at www.bidpal.net/Conge from April 7-13 and again from April 23-26.

    Woodlands Academy’s Congé: Fundraising for Financial AidMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Online bidding in April for silent auction items such as four VIP tickets to a Los Angeles taping of Conan O’Brien’s TBS TV show is just one way of participating in the 41st annual Congé fundraiser, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s largest campaign to support ongoing academic and student financial aid programs.

     
  • How video games might actually help kids lose weightMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kids these days are often living a more sedentary lifestyle which has contributed to increasing obesity.

     
  • Voters reject road-repair plan in Fox LakeMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fox Lake voters on Tuesday rejected a plan to raise taxes for local road repairs. With ballots in all 13 precincts counted late Tuesday, unofficial totals showed 509 voters punched “no” while 444 favored the proposal.

     
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  • Get Out the Vote! Notice of Voter Education EventMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living will host Lake County Clerk Willard Helander for a demonstration of voting equipment and discussion of voting for people with disabilities.

     
  • Fonda Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with Personal Growth Associates with offices in Schaumburg and Crystal Lake. She can be reached at (847) 413-9700 x336 or (847) 975-6294.

    Will Winter Ever End? Overcoming the Wintertime BluesMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Does it feel as if spring will never come? Do you feel unusually sad, irritable, moody or anxious?" - This article covers symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and depression caused by our unusually bad winter this year. It then discusses various treatments, including light boxes, and multiple tips to help individuals and families overcome the wintertime blues.

     
  • Anne Marrin, Prospect Heights city administrator, is leaving March 26 to take a job in Fox Lake.

    Prospect Hts. administrator takes Fox Lake jobMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Prospect Heights City Administrator Anne Marrin recently resigned to accepted a position in Fox Lake.

     
  • St. Patrick School first graders Brianna Brincks, left, and Adrianna Villanueva, talk about thier ashes on their foreheads as they attended Ash Wednesday service at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wadsworth. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent that culminates in Easter Sunday.

    Images: The Week in PicturesMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features the burning of the ashes and the application of the ashes for Ash Wednesday, as well as a few people enjoying the last of winter's white stuff.

     
  • Conner Torkillsen, 8, of Lake Villa has his hair cut by Trish Griffin while his dad, Dave, and brother, Matthew, get theirs sheared nearby during the “Taking It All Off for Cancer” event Sunday during a benefit for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at the Fox Lake Fire Department Bingo Hall.

    Taking it off the top to benefit cancer researchMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Firefighters, police officers and other volunteers from Lake and McHenry counties took more than a little off the top Sunday for the “Taking it all off for Cancer Research” event at the Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department Bingo Hall in Ingleside. The volunteers raised thousands of dollars for childhood cancer research by having their heads shaved at the annual St. Baldrick’s event.

     
  • An adult bald eagle soars over Nippersink Lake in Fox Lake as a younger eagle stays close.

    Congregation of eagles becomes a pasttime for some Lake County residentsMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    More bald eagles than anyone can remember have made their winter homes in the Chain `O Lakes area.“They’re majestic. They’re gorgeous. They’re so easy to spot,” said Nadine Norton, a Fox Lake resident. “This has been our pastime these long and cold winter months.”

     
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    Fox Lake man charged with possession of child pornographyMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Fox Lake man is held on $300,000 bail after being arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said Friday. Stephen A. O’Dette, 61, was arrested Thursday at his home.

     
  • The Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra will perform April 12 in the Listening Room in Crystal Lake.

    Lakeside Legacy Arts Park presents the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra: A Poetic, Alternative Rock and Roll Experience Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, April 12 at 8 p.m., the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra will perform in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

     
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