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  • Lake County officials celebrate Waukegan courthouse expansion project Nov 21, 2014 4:48 PM
    Lake County politicians, judges, prosecutors and police leaders gathered outside the court complex in downtown Waukegan on Friday to celebrate the recent launch of a $110 million expansion project. Plans call for an eight-story building with at least 15 courtrooms near the existing complex at County and Washington streets.

  • Republican Chuck Bartels captures convincing win for Lake County Board Nov 4, 2014 11:16 PM
    Republican Chuck Bartels will be the next representative for the Lake County Board’s 10th District. Bartels, of Mundelein, defeated Democrat Mike Jennings to win a 4-year term in Tuesday’s election. The 10th District includes parts of Mundelein, Round Lake Park, Wauconda, Hawthorn Woods and Long Grove, as well as nearby unincorporated areas.

  • Endorsements: Werfel and Bartels in Lake County Board races Oct 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Jeff Werfel for the 6th District and Chuck Bartels for the 10th District on the Lake County Board seat.

  • County candidates say jobs, spending are priorities Sep 18, 2014 8:44 PM
    Both candidates running for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat say economic concerns will be among their top priorities if elected in November. Republican Chuck Bartels, a consultant, will face Democrat Mike Jennings, a retired firefighter, are running for the seat long held by the retiring Diana O'Kelly.

  • Residents of Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing subdivision compete for county board Sep 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    Two Grayslake residents who live in the same subdivision and have a history of community involvement are competing against each other for a regional political office. Republican Jeff Werfel and Democrat John Wylie are vying for the District 6 County Board seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Pat Carey of Grayslake.

  • Price tag for new Lake County court building more than expected Jul 9, 2014 5:37 AM
    Lake County Board members will decide in coming weeks how to address a new, higher price tag on a planned project featuring construction of a nine-story court building in downtown Waukegan. The project is now $12 million higher than original estimates, officials said.

  • Police enforcement results: Jul 8, 2014 6:11 PM
    Lake County sheriff's police announced Tuesday the results of a Fourth of July weekend crackdown on impaired driving and boating.

  • ‘Bulldozer Bob’ remembered as visionary, family man Jun 28, 2014 10:08 PM
    Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Robert W. Depke, a longtime Lake County politician whose tenure in office included 35 years as Warren Township supervisor and several terms as Lake County Board chairman.

  • Lake County giant Robert ‘Bob’ Depke dies Jun 21, 2014 7:16 PM
    A major player in Lake County politics and growth has died. Former county board chairman and Warren Township supervisor Bob Depke "didn't back down from any challenges," said Jim LaBelle, a former county board leader.

  • Three Lake County jail guards fired after inmate’s death May 28, 2014 8:18 PM
    Three Lake County jail officers have been fired and a sergeant was demoted this week following investigations into a 2011 confrontation with an inmate that led to his paralysis and eventual death, authorities announced Wednesday. Six other jail employees also face disciplinary action in the case, which involved a homeless man named Eugene Gruber.

  • Lake County sheriff to talk about inmate’s death at Lake County Board committee meeting May 27, 2014 4:38 PM
    More than two years after Lake County jail inmate Eugene Gruber was fatally injured during a confrontation with guards, the sheriff’s office is finally set to release its review of the matter. The results of an independent investigation into Gruber’s death and the death of another inmate also will be released, Undersheriff Raymond J. Rose said.

  • Why aren’t there many contested races for Lake County Board seats? Apr 3, 2014 4:42 PM
    Of the seven Lake County Board seats up for election in November, only one has both a Democratic and Republican candidate running. The others are uncontested, with one party or the other not fielding a candidate. There typically haven been a few uncontested county board races each election, but the number this year is “more pronounced,” board Chairman Aaron Lawlor said.

  • Group to talk flooding Mar 30, 2014 5:09 PM
    The Lake County Board’s planning, building and zoning committee will meet Tuesday to discuss a flood-relief plan for part of central Lake County.

  • Bartels in lead for Lake County seat Mar 18, 2014 9:01 PM
    Consultant Chuck Bartels was leading the three-way Republican race for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat Tuesday night.

  • Werfel easily defeats Powell in Lake County District 6 Mar 18, 2014 9:48 PM
    Grayslake village trustee Jeff Werfel easily defeated Tim Powell of Hainesville in the GOP primary for the Lake County Board District 6. Unofficial totals showed 1,084 votes for Werfel and 457 for Powell.

  • Lake County Board Dist. 6 candidates talk need for land Mar 14, 2014 1:07 PM
    Jeff Werfel and Timothy Powell, hopefuls for the GOP nomination for the Lake County board District 6 seat, say there is no immediate need for a referendum to replenish forest preserve land acquisition funds.

  • County GOP candidates talk priorities Feb 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    The three Republican candidates for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat have different priorities if they’re elected.

  • GOP hopefuls for District 10 talk cooperation Mar 4, 2014 1:34 PM
    The three Republican candidates for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat have different ideas about how best to work with local municpal governments.

  • Endorsement: Werfel for Lake County Board Dist. 6 Feb 20, 2014 11:42 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jeff Werfel for Lake County Board, District 6.

  • Endorsement: Bartels for Lake County Board Dist. 10 Feb 20, 2014 11:42 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Chuck Bartels for Lake County Board District 10.

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