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  • Gavin District 37 school board member quits after appointment to regional sanitary district board Mar 12, 2015 5:05 PM
    Gavin Elementary School District 37 Trustee James Miller has resigned to take a spot on the board of the Lakes Region Sanitary District. Additionally, Miller no longer is campaigning for the April 7 election.

     
  • County officials to strategize: Feb 6, 2015 5:30 PM
    The Lake County Board will hold a special meeting Friday, Feb. 13, to discuss strategic planning and future projects.

     
  • Truck terminal plan in Grayslake clears a key hurdle Jan 8, 2015 9:16 AM
    A truck terminal proposed in Grayslake received a key endorsement from a Lake County panel Wednesday, but opponents vow to continue fighting. "It's not over," said Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz, an opponent of the plan.

     
  • Lake County Board Chairman Lawlor gets dirty for new cable TV program Dec 29, 2014 7:38 PM
    People long have said politics is a dirty job. Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor knows that better than most. Lawlor donned a water-resistant jumpsuit, a safety helmet and thigh-high boots Monday to help clean solid waste for a television program highlighting dirty jobs.

     
  • Lawlor to talk in Mundelein: Dec 10, 2014 5:06 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor will talk to the Mundelein village board on Monday about the proposed Route 53 extension into Lake County.

     
  • Lake County’s Lawlor, Maine look ahead to big projects Dec 7, 2014 9:49 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and forest board President Ann B. Maine share a similar vision for the region. Both want Lake County to be home to a growing workforce. Both want to see local recreational opportunities expand, and for residents to take advantage of those opportunities. And both have long-term visions for the region that stretch far beyond any single issue.

     
  • Buffalo Grove’s Mathias may be making political return Dec 4, 2014 4:07 PM
    Republican Sidney Mathias — a former state representative and Buffalo Grove mayor — may be making a political comeback. He’s being recommended for a Lake County Board seat to replace David Stolman of Buffalo Grove, who was elected to another post in November. Stolman resigned because he was elected Lake County treasurer.

     
  • Aaron Lawlor gets second term as Lake County Board chairman Dec 1, 2014 1:57 PM
    In accepting his nomination to a second term as chairman of the Lake County Board on Monday, Aaron Lawlor talked of the challenges the panel has faced, as well as the opportunities ahead. Lincolnshire's Ann B. Maine was chosen to serve as president of the forest board for a third 2-year term.

     
  • Lawlor, Maine expected to retain Lake County leadership posts Nov 28, 2014 1:04 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and Lake County Forest Preserve District board President Ann B. Maine should retain their leadership posts when the panels hold special elections Monday. Neither expects a challenge.

     
  • 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.

     
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