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  • Island Lake won’t have to return $239,000 state grant for park, according to settlement Aug 15, 2014 5:17 PM
    Despite complaints of financial abuse and other allegations, Island Lake officials won’t have to return a $239,000 state grant issued in 1992 for the purchase of Greenleaf Woods Park. Instead, village officials must promise that three of the town’s parks — Greenleaf, Veterans and Converse — will forever be maintained for outdoor recreation use and follow state open-land rules..

  • Bank of England mimics cybercriminals to test security Jun 10, 2014 8:37 AM
    The Bank of England is testing lenders’ defenses against cyber-attacks by mimicking hackers’ own techniques as online criminals grow more sophisticated. The BOE will “bring together the best available threat intelligence from government and elsewhere” to improve information sharing and cyber-attack testing, Andrew Gracie, the central bank’s executive director for bank resolution, said.

  • State wants Island Lake to return $239,000 grant Apr 20, 2014 11:45 PM
    State officials want Island Lake to return a $239,000 grant delivered 22 years ago, alleging village leaders misrepresented facts and misused the money, documents indicate. The grant was awarded to help the village purchase about 12 acres called Greenleaf Woods.

  • Happy Meal heroin suspect ‘crushed’ by charges Feb 12, 2014 7:51 AM
    A woman accused of hiding heroin in Happy Meals and selling them from a Pittsburgh drive-thru has been “emotionally crushed” by the allegations, her defense attorney said Tuesday, though he stopped short of denying the charges.

  • Former rec supervisor to get $10,000 from Island Lake Jan 25, 2013 4:08 PM
    Seven months after being found not guilty of starting a bar fight, Island Lake's former recreation supervisor will get $10,000 from the village to cover back pay. Karen Luebbers had been placed on unpaid leave following a December 2010 fight at a local tavern. That suspension continued until she was reinstated in June 2011.

  • Island Lakefest planned for Saturday Sep 13, 2012 11:01 AM
    Island Lake officials will host the annual Island Lakefest Saturday. The gathering is set for two locations.

  • Free concert in Island Lake Aug 10, 2012 3:45 PM
    The rock band Industrial Drive will perform in a free outdoor concert Friday, Aug. 17, at Converse Park in Island Lake.

  • Outdoor concert in Island Lake Jun 28, 2012 5:16 PM
    Island Lake village officials will host a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. today at Converse Park, which is off Route 176, east of Roberts Road.

  • Island Lake hosts fishing fest Jun 7, 2012 4:57 PM
    Island Lake officials will host a fishing competition called Carp Fest on June 23-24. Whoever catches the heaviest carp will get a $50 prize, and whoever catches the most carp will get $100.

  • Island Lake parks coordinator found not guilty of starting bar fight Jun 1, 2012 11:41 AM
    Island Lake's recreation department administrator was found not guilty in Lake County circuit court of misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a bar fight she was alleged to have started, authorities said. "All I can really say is that I knew I was not guilty and feel as though justice has been served," Karen L. Luebbers said Friday.

  • Chamber scholarship winner May 30, 2012 4:44 PM
    Marian Central Catholic High School senior Gerald McMaster has won a $500 scholarship from the Island Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Island Lake craft event May 1, 2012 5:31 PM
    The Island Lake parks and recreation department will hold its second annual Converse Park Spring Craft Faire on Saturday.

  • Island Lake reinstates rec supervisor suspended over bar fight Jun 18, 2011 11:19 AM
    Island Lake trustees have reinstated Karen Leubbers as the village's recreation department supervisor, ending a six-month suspension that began after police charged her with instigating a bar fight.

  • Island Lake board to talk vacant properties Jan 26, 2011 3:49 PM
    The Island Lake village board will meet Thursday, Jan. 27, to discuss new rules for maintaining vacant properties and other business. The meeting is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at village hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave.

  • Island Lake preschool to close next week during director’s criminal trial Jan 20, 2011 1:07 PM
    Island Lake's Creative Playtime Preschool will be closed next Tuesday through Friday because teachers will be called to testify during boss Sharon Hyde's trial, village officials confirmed Wednesday.

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