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  • 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.

  • Editorial: GOP for county treasurer: Stolman Feb 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses David Stolman for Lake County treasurer in the Republican primary.

  • Lake County candidates not enthusiastic about same-sex wedding business Feb 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    As Illinois caterers, photographers and other entrepreneurs prepare for the expansion of marriage to same-sex couples this summer, Republican candidates in two contested Lake County Board races said they're not interested in promoting the county as a destination for such events.

  • County board candidate wants to eliminate recorder’s office Feb 7, 2014 5:09 PM
    A Republican Lake County board candidate believes the county recorder’s office should be eliminated and the staff’s work handled by the county clerk.

  • Bartels leads Lake County Board 10th District GOP candidates in fundraising, records show Jan 28, 2014 4:41 PM
    Of the three Republicans running for the Lake County Board District 10 seat, one has a commanding fundraising lead, state records show. Chuck Bartels received $28,169 in campaign contributions during the last quarter of 2013, according to a disclosure report filed this month.

  • Expansion coming to Lake County juvenile center Jan 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    A long-proposed expansion of Lake County’s juvenile courthouse near Vernon Hills finally is moving forward. A $10.5 million addition to the north side of the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Justice Complex is the centerpiece of the project’s proposed first phase. “The current facility operates beyond capacity in virtually all areas,” County Administrator Barry Burton told the Daily Herald.

  • Lake County approves $1.95 million settlement in lawsuit over jail inmate’s death Jan 8, 2014 5:06 PM
    The family of a Lake County jail inmate who was paralyzed during a violent confrontation with a guard and later died will receive $1.95 million under a settlement approved Wednesday.

  • Lake County weighing rules for pot businesses Jan 7, 2014 5:41 PM
    Lake County officials are considering holding a public hearing to discuss potential rules for local businesses that would grow and sell marijuana for medicinal uses. The cultivation and sale of medical marijuana became legal in Illinois on New Year’s Day.

  • New food vendor coming to Lake County jail Dec 13, 2013 2:43 PM
    The meals at the Lake County jail won't be mistaken for the steaks at Gibsons or the gastronomic deconstructions at Alinea, but Deputy Chief Douglas Larsson insists the cuisine is tasty. “It is quite good,” said Larsson, who helps oversee jail operations. “Many of us eat in house.” But change is inevitable in any successful professional kitchen — even one in a jail.

  • Foreclosure mediation program launched in Lake County Dec 12, 2013 4:33 PM
    A free mediation program has been launched to help Lake County homeowners faced with foreclosure.

  • New medical company to treat Lake County inmates Dec 11, 2013 3:21 PM
    A Pennsylvania company has been hired to provide medical services at the Lake County jail starting in February 2014.

  • Candidate filing begins in Lake County, some showdowns already shaping up Nov 25, 2013 4:53 PM
    Lake County Board member Mary Ross Cunningham was the first candidate in line when County Clerk Willard Helander opened her office’s doors Monday morning, officially launching the start of the 2014 campaign season.

  • Judge strikes down state law on Lake Co. elections Nov 8, 2013 6:18 PM
    A much-maligned state law that stripped election oversight from the Lake County clerk and ordered the creation of a new commission to handle the task was struck down by a judge Friday. “There is simply nothing unique to Lake County’s population or geography that necessitates its singling out through a special law when a general law could be applicable,” Kane County Judge David Akemann wrote in the 18-page finding.

  • Lawlor to testify in Springfield about election commission Nov 4, 2013 4:39 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman heads to Springfield Tuesday to testify before a state House committee about legislation that would end plans to create a Lake County election commission. Lawlor sued the state board of elections after a law was passed this summer creating the commission.

  • Public hearing on bees, hens: Oct 3, 2013 5:27 PM
    The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals’ public hearing on proposed regulations to allow beekeeping and hens in unincorporated areas has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Independence Grove Visitor Center, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville.

  • Editorial: Lake County’s model idea for leadership standards Sep 24, 2013 5:00 AM
    Lake County's recent decision to require government appointees to sign a “standard of conduct” pact leads to two questions, a Daily Herald editorial editorial says: What took so long and shouldn't other government bodies do the same?

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