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  • Island Lake board meets:Mar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Island Lake village board will meet tonight to discuss renewing the town’s electrical aggregation deal, buying computer equipment and other issues.

  • Frank DeSort is the Island Lake building inspector.

    Island Lake building inspector Frank DeSort to retireMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Longtime Island Lake building inspector Frank DeSort has announced plans to retire at the end of the year. DeSort, 64, has overseen the building-permit process in Island Lake since 1999.

  • Matthews Middle School students packing food at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Libertyville

    Your news Mar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students at Matthews Middle School in Island Lake started off the New Year with a very worthwhile resolution of children feeding children during the months of January and February.

  • 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.

  • Island Lake getting back on right trackMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Island Lake letter to the editor: Finally — getting back to honesty in Island Lake — in particular, the police pension fund.

  • I have been experimenting on doing abstract landscape photography. I thought this almost came out looking like a Japanese woodblock print, but the photo was actually taken in Lisle.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of March 3.

  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

  • Fish dying in Island LakeMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Island Lake residents should expect to see dead fish on the surface of the village’s namesake once spring weather arrives, officials have announced.

  • Island Lake board OKs fund transfer for pensionsFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Island Lake trustees on Thursday agreed to transfer $50,000 from a dormant village fund set up to help reduce the town's debt to its police pension account.

  • Jaclyn Fowler is the winner of the 2014 Virginia M. Wagner Educational Grant from Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago.

    McHenry resident wins Soroptimist grantFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jaclyn Fowler of McHenry won the Virginia Wagnenr Educational Grant from the Soroptimists. She will be recognized with check and certificate at the May awards ceremony.

  • What is Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)?Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) combines endoscopy and ultrasound; this procedure allows a doctor to obtain detailed images of the digestive track.

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is Hosting Community Blood Drive on March 5Feb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, 10 am – 4 pm in the Prairie Room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 West Highway 22 in Barrington, Illinois.

  • Alexa Bejarano, 5, of Aurora, runs to a yellow slice of color under the parachute activity at the annual Fitness Fun Fair for Kids at the Vaughn Athletic Center in Aurora on Saturday. The Bejarano family are members of the center and have been coming to the Fun Fair for the past three years.

    Images: The Week in PicturesFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features more winter weather woes, with lake ice so thick, even Darth Vader and Chewbacca couldn't break through it.

  • The Choral-Aires Chorus invite you to its 27th annual fashion show and luncheon with the theme “Singin’ in the Rain.”

    Local chorus hosts annual fashion showFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Looking for a way to warm up at the end of a long, cold winter? Preview spring and summer fashions at the 27th annual fashion show and luncheon hosted by award-winning chorus the Choral-Aires Chorus and Zzazz Productions.

  • Zachary Self, Alex Raymundo, and Cristobal Morales represent the Tigers at the AKA Grand Nationals tournament in Chicago. Tiffany Self and Kathy Raymundo

    Warrenville karate team places at national tournamentFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Members of the Baekwoon Mu Sul Tigers, led by Senseis Jeremy and Elijah Talbott, have made their mark again.

  • 1932 Ford Roadster Cremation Urn by Steve Shannon

    Roselle Artisan Handcrafts Hot Rod Cremation UrnsFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Steve Shannon is filling the need for personalized custom cremation urns.

  • This stunning stat-of-the-art kitchen will be one lucky winner’s in their new $1.6 million Chicago Dream Home. The Hope Institute

    First Early Bird Drawing Deadline is February 21 for $1.6 Million Dream Home or $1.3 Million in CashFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some lucky person with a $150 raffle ticket will have a chance to win a magnificent $1.6 million Chicago dream home or $1.3 million in cash in the 3rd Annual Chicago Dream House Raffle to benefit The Hope Institute for Children and Families. Individuals that purchase their $150 raffle tickets by February 21 will be entered to win a car or $25,000 cash, as well as the dream house, and over 550 other prizes, including vacations, cars and electronics. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagoraffle.com or by phone by calling 800-697-7734. The early bird drawing will take place on March 5.

  • The SoapboxFeb 15, 2014 12:00 AM

  • Longtime Island Lake Finance Director John Little has been fired and replaced by an appointed treasurer.

    Island Lake’s finance director fired following pension fund debacleFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Outraged by a $389,000 gap in the police pension fund, Island Lake officials have fired longtime Finance Director John Little. Effective immediately, Treasurer Ed McGinty will oversee the village's finances on a full-time basis, officials said.

  • Kevin Gillespie

    Island Lake man pleads not guilty in fatal crashFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Island Lake man accused of being impaired when he struck and killed an intoxicated pedestrian in September in unincorporated Lake County pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Kevin Gillespie, 22, is being held in Lake County jail on $250,000 bail.

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