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  • David Adler Music and Arts Center presents annual Festival of the Arts Jul 30, 2014 12:40 PM
    The David Adler Music and Arts Center presents its 34th annual Festival of the Arts at Cook Memorial Park in downtown Libertyville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3.

  • Dawn Patrol: Man injured outside bar dies; police ID man in fatal crash Jul 29, 2014 5:53 AM
    Palatine man injured outside bar dies. Police ID Hoffman Estates man in fatal Schaumburg crash. Charity covers funeral for Barrington infant who starved to death. Rolling Meadows trees cut down despite neighbors’ protests. Elgin escapee to get fitness test. Wheaton grad directs films. Williams could be next Hester.

  • 7th annual Fox Lake Venetian Night set for Saturday Jul 29, 2014 12:46 PM
    Venitian Night on the Chain O' Lakes will take place Saturday, Aug, 2, on Pistakee Lake. The block party will take place on West Grand Avenue.

  • Dance for a cause: Jul 29, 2014 4:05 PM
    Forever Fit women’s fitness and nutrition club, 1163 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, is holding a zumbathon fundraiser for the Center for Women and Children in Need Growing Stronger also known as WINGS from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • Lake County sees steady boost in tourism spending Jul 29, 2014 1:32 PM
    Tourism spending in Lake County showed a steady increase in 2013, topping $1.2 billion, an increase of 1.6 percent from last year. Travel spending generated about $25.8 million in local tax revenue and helped support 10,190 jobs, offiicals said.

  • Lake County trying new technology for traffic light system Jul 29, 2014 8:34 AM
    The Lake County Division of Transportation is using a new technology that allows for real-time collection of traffic data and signal timing. The first corridor is being installed along Aptakisic Road in Buffalo Grove, and a second is being considered for Gilmer Road near Hawthorn Woods. “If it were a holiday or if it were a snowstorm and people went home early, it reacts to actual traffic,” Paula Trigg, a county engineer, said.

  • Woman gets jail for selling fatal heroin dose to Vernon Hills teen Jul 30, 2014 5:48 AM
    An Evanston woman convicted of selling a fatal dose of heroin to a 15-year-old Vernon Hills girl was sentenced to 18 months in jail and 30 months of probation Tuesday. Michelle Lee, now 21, was sentenced after she was convicted in May of selling a gram of heroin to three teens in 2011.

  • Dawn Patrol: Chicago greats in Hall of Fame; Lisle man killed in crash Jul 28, 2014 5:49 AM
    Maddux delivers one more brilliant outing; 'emotional’ Thomas takes his spot in Cooperstown; Lisle man killed in Ogden Avenue motorcycle crash; Mt. Prospect teens learn to be entrepreneurs; Lake in the Hills man gets second chance after drug arrest; firefighter hurt in Bartlett house fire

  • Wauconda equine therapy program helps special needs kids Jul 28, 2014 2:30 PM
    Evan Zaloudek, 29, is autistic. Though he is very friendly, he has had problems with speech development and verbalization, said his mother Lorna Zaloudek of Lindenhurst. But in the nine years since he started riding horses at the Partners for Progress barn in Wauconda, she said, Evan’s personality has developed, and his speech has improved. “Since he’s been at the barn, he has just blossomed into this man who talks to anybody and everybody,” Lorna Zaloudek said.

  • Runoff, flooding presentation: Jul 28, 2014 6:55 PM
    The League of Women Voters Lake County and Faith in Place will present “Stormwater From the Ground Up” from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St.

  • Did rain-free run boost Lake County Fair attendance? Jul 28, 2014 4:27 PM
    The 86th annual Lake County Fair closed Sunday and though final attendance hadn't been tallied, fair officials were optimistic. There were no rain days and new additions such as professional lawn mower racing were said to be crowd favorites.

  • Motorola sells Libertyville campus; tech park planned Jul 29, 2014 4:53 AM
    The former Motorola Mobility campus in Libertyville has been sold for $9.5 million to a commercial real estate firm at a fraction of its market value of $37.1 million. Rockville, Md.-based Beco Management Inc. said Monday it plans to invest another $50 million in renovations to create a multiuse technology park modeled after the firm’s similar project in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Suicide prevention fundraiser walk in Waukegan Jul 27, 2014 5:02 PM
    The second annual “Waukegan Cares Walk for Awareness” 5K event fundraiser for the Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force will be held Saturday, Aug. 9. Check-in time is 10:30 a.m. at the People’s Choice Family Fun Center, 2411 Grand Ave., Waukegan.

  • Beer, demolition derby close out Lake County Fair Jul 27, 2014 6:41 PM
    Visitors at the Lake County Fair’s final day Sunday were able to enjoy libations in a new way — the fair’s first craft beer festival. Fair organizers invited 25 craft breweries from the Chicago area and elsewhere to serve their finest selections Sunday.

  • ‘Mow Down Showdown’ dazzles at Lake County Fair Jul 26, 2014 8:43 PM
    In a new contest at the Lake County Fair, competitors don full-body racing suits and helmets. Their rides? Lawn mowers -- you know, the machine used to cut grass. The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association put on the display at the Grayslake fairgrounds Saturday.

  • Dawn Patrol: Mom dies saving boy; Traffic problems on eastbound I-90 Jul 25, 2014 7:15 AM
    Mundelein teen gets second chance at play tonight; Arlington Hts. mom dies saving boy in Wisconsin lake; Bensenville community rallying to help grieving family; McHenry man charged with murder; Fremd graduate killed in California motorcycle crash; missing Palatine man found in California; Bears start training camp today; Arlington trainer Catalano hospitalized with pneumonia.

  • Lake County joining heroin fight with anti-overdose drug Jul 25, 2014 5:36 AM
    The Lake County Opioid Initiative was created two years ago in part to curb the rise in heroin deaths throughout the county. Part of that effort now includes equipping all police officers with a spray that instantly counteracts the effects of an overdose. "It will definitely help stop some of these overdoses from turning fatal,” one official said.

  • Dawn Patrol: Boy killed in fire; gentleman’s club sued over drowning Jul 24, 2014 5:56 AM
    A 4-year-old boy died in a fire in Bensenville; family of drowned Elk Grove Village man sues gentleman's club; giant wooden soldier dismantled in St. Charles; Carpentersville woman accused of violating probation on murder plea; Palatine police seek missing ill man.

  • Lake Co. Sheriff seeks national accreditation Jul 24, 2014 6:11 PM
    Lake County Sheriff’s police say the department is beefing up its credentials in hopes of becoming an elite law enforcement agency. Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. said a contract has been signed to seek accreditation through an organization called the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, of CALEA.

  • Former Lake County reserve deputy dies in skydiving accident Jul 24, 2014 10:00 PM
    A former volunteer reserve deputy for the Lake County sheriff’s office killed in a skydiving accident in Wisconsin is being remembered for his service in law enforcement and the U.S. military. Frederick H. Platt Jr., 44, of Racine, died Sunday after his parachute became tangled midair with the chute of another jumper, authorities said.

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