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  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Enroll in Health Insurance at Zion-Benton School District Event, Dec. 13 Nov 26, 2014 8:54 AM
    Enroll in Health Insurance at Zion-Benton School District Event, Dec. 13

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room Nov 21, 2014 11:41 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 13, singer songwriter Michael McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Hailed as one of the finest songwriters in the country, Michael McDermott started performing in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

     
  • Island Lake cops honored: Nov 21, 2014 5:12 PM
    Island Lake police officers Gil Hueramo and Vicki Gwizdak received Life Saving Awards and Medals of Valor on Friday for their efforts to help wounded McHenry County sheriff’s deputies during an Oct. 16 shootout in Holiday Hills. A third Island Lake police officer who responded to the emergency, Lisa Knebl, received the medal and award, too.

     
  • Vista East Nationally Recognized as ‘Top Performer’ for 2nd Time Nov 21, 2014 5:40 PM
    Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan today was named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations.

     
  • Local Groups Partner for World AIDS Day Event Nov 21, 2014 5:51 PM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is collaborating with several local partners to provide a free event on World AIDS Day on Monday, December 1, that encourages people worldwide to unite in the continued fight against HIV/AIDS.

     
  • CLC Board awards contract to construct new science building Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    The College of Lake County board of trustees on Nov. 18 approved awarding a $24.08 million contract to construct a new science building on the Grayslake Campus to Path Construction Co., of Arlington Heights.

     
  • CLC’s Artcetera Gallery Shop holds Winter Holiday Art Sale Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Unique holiday gift ideas for art lovers will abound at the College of Lake County Artcetera Gallery winter holiday sale, which will be held Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Vista to Help Consumers Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage Nov 20, 2014 11:24 AM
    Beginning November 15, Vista Health System will help area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

     
  • Wauconda Cares Clean Up Day Nov 20, 2014 11:29 AM
    Fifty volunteers took time out on a brisk Saturday morning to rake leaves, bundle sticks and bag up the results for Wauconda Cares Day.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Island Lake board meets early Nov 18, 2014 6:25 PM
    The Island Lake village board will hold a meeting Thursday, a week early, because Thanksgiving is next week. The session is set for 7:30 p.m. at village hall, 3720 Greenleaf Ave.

     
  • McHenry County honors heroes of Holiday Hills shootout Nov 18, 2014 6:57 PM
    It was a day of firsts for the McHenry County sheriff's office. The department awarded two purple hearts, an award of valor, and unit citations for the entire detective and patrol divisions. The awards honored the first responders and supporting officers who saved the day on Oct. 16 when a domestic dispute call in Holiday Hills turned into a shootout. “We have so much to be thankful for this season,” Sheriff Keith Nygren said.

     
  • Island Lake resident named Student Laureate Nov 18, 2014 1:32 PM
    Sydney Van Alstyne of Island Lake, a student at Benedictine University and alumna of Wauconda High School, was recognized as a Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois during a special ceremony.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Investigators seek cause of Sikh temple fire Nov 16, 2014 10:12 AM
    Authorities say they’ve concluded examining the scene of a fire that destroyed a Sikh house of worship in the northern Illinois village of Island Lake. The investigation continues into the cause of the Tuesday night fire, which gutted the building and destroyed the roof. Nobody was inside the temple — the Guru Nanak Sikh Mission of America — at the time of the fire.

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
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