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  • State budget mess prompts trial delays, layoffs at suburban courthouses Mar 23, 2015 8:44 PM
    Chief judges are starting to impose furloughs and delay trials at suburban courthouses in response to state funding running out for court reporters next week.

  • Tracer round injures four people, shakes windows in Lindenhurst Mar 24, 2015 5:45 AM
    A tracer round exploded Saturday when a military reservist in Lindenhurst tried to light with a torch. Four people were injured, and the blast shook windows in Lindenhurst, police said.

  • SpringFest Expo 2015 Mar 22, 2015 4:38 PM
    Lindenhurst-Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce presents a Springfest Expo Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at Lakes Community High School, 1000 Eagle Way, Lake Villa.

  • Loop the Lakes 5K run Mar 22, 2015 4:38 PM
    The 15th Annual Loop the Lakes 5K Run / Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25 in Vernon Hills. The race begins at the Century Park boat dock shelter north of Route 60 on Lakeview Parkway.

  • 10th Dems internship Mar 22, 2015 4:27 PM
    The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats is accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Internship Program.

  • Tear down or save? Mundelein to consider possibilities for old village hall Mar 21, 2015 7:42 AM
    The disposition of Mundelein's old village hall is nearing a conclusion after an extensive study to be revealed Monday at a village board meeting. It includes estimated costs to remodel or demolish the 1929 structure. "It's one long project with many components," said Trustee Robin Meier, who chaired and old village hall committee. "It was quite extensive."

  • Officials celebrate demolition of low-income housing project, plans for new development Mar 20, 2015 12:45 PM
    North Chicago officials and various other dignitaries gathered Friday morning to celebrate the pending demolition of the Marion Jones town house development, which will make way for a new affordable-housing complex.

  • Juan Rivera gets $20M after three convictions: ‘I’m bitter, but I’m not angry’ Mar 21, 2015 1:03 AM
    Juan Rivera — the subject of one of Illinois’ most notorious wrongful conviction cases — stands to receive $20 million from a newly settled lawsuit against the law-enforcement agencies that sent him to prison. “Yes, I’m bitter, but I’m not angry,” he said. “To live angry, I would not be a happy person.”

  • Dawn Patrol: Hundreds in Dist. 214 refuse PARCC; FBI body-part raid details Mar 20, 2015 6:50 AM
    Hundreds of students refusing PARCC tests; affidavit details why FBI raided Rosemont body donation firm; College of DuPage board signs off on deal with PR firm; Farnham gets 8 years in prison for child porn; Pradel honored; Rauner meeting leaves mayors feeling better about income tax fund loss; March Madness tips off with upsets.

  • Juan Rivera timeline: 3 times convicted, 3 times released since 1992 Mar 21, 2015 1:05 AM
    After three convictions and 19 years in prison, Juan Rivera now stands to receive $20 million after the settlement of his wrongful conviction lawsuit against Lake County law-enforcement authorities. Here's how the 23-year case unfolded.

  • Fund started for family who lost home in fire Mar 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    An Antioch-area resident has started a fund to help a family that lost their home and belongings after a fire Sunday. "A neighbor came by and said, `These people's house burned down and they needed cat food,'" said Jennifer Jamerson. "I took it from there."

  • Aaron Lawlor vs. Michael Nerheim in race to benefit two Lake Co. food pantries Mar 20, 2015 4:50 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerherim went head to head in the 17th annual Race for Hunger.

  • Defense requests psych exam for Des Plaines man accused of stabbing Vernon Hills woman in movie theater parking lot Mar 19, 2015 1:52 PM
    The attorney for a Des Plaines man accused of repeatedly stabbing and slashing a co-worker outside of the Deer Park movie theater this year said he is considering whether to pursue an insanity defense in the case. Attorney Ian Kasper was granted a request to have a court-appointed psychologist examine Daniel Dion, 19, who is accused of the Jan. 8 attack on Katherine M. King, 24, of Vernon Hills.

  • Marion Jones Townhomes coming down for new public housing Mar 19, 2015 5:12 PM
    One of Illinois’ oldest housing projects is about to be torn down and replaced on the same site in Lake County by a $37 million complex with a senior building and family apartments. Movers and shakers from across Lake County are expected to gather Friday for a ceremony to commemorate the demolition of Marion Jones Townhomes on Sherman Avenue in North Chicago. Marion Jones is owned by the Lake County Housing Authority.

  • Judge denies request to reconsider prison sentence in fatal North Chicago shooting Mar 19, 2015 5:43 PM
    A Lake County judge has denied a motion to reconsider the 60-year prison sentence he issued to a North Chicago man for gunning down a teenage mother in an alley in 2013. The denial by Judge George Strickland opens the door for Jim McPherson, 23, to appeal his case to the state appellate court.

  • Native plant sale begins: Mar 19, 2015 5:13 PM
    Conserve Lake County’s third annual online spring native plant sale begins Saturday, March 21.

  • Mary’s Mission fundraiser: Mar 19, 2015 5:29 PM
    Mary’s Mission & Shelter Care is hosting a fundraiser luncheon honoring the birthday of shelter president Mary Lacey on Saturday, March 21.

  • Demolition clears way for Meijer in Round Lake Beach shopping center Mar 18, 2015 10:59 PM
    The aging and what had been mostly vacant Mallard Creek shopping center in Round Lake Beach is being demolished to make way for a Meijer store. The center adjoins Rollins Road, where two years of road construction to eliminate an at-grade train crossing is expected to wrap up by the end of June.

  • Breakfast fundraiser for Honor Flight Mar 18, 2015 12:20 PM
    Lake County Honor Flight is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 21, at VFW Post 7448, 1112 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

  • Dawn Patrol: Layoffs surprise U-46 union; Wauconda OKs 9/11 beam Mar 18, 2015 5:43 AM
    Suburban mayors protest Rauner cuts, learn they might lose funding sooner. Wauconda allows World Trade Center beam at proposed 9/11 memorial. U-46 teachers union president ‘surprised’ by high layoff numbers. Des Plaines aldermen postpone vote on funding Sayad’s defense. Woodridge man charged with hijacking, kidnapping woman and 2 kids. Lombard man gets 10 years for shooting ex-girlfriend’s mother. Buffalo Grove park upgrades on hold after state suspends grants. Geneva may not use paintballs on coyotes after all. Encouraging news on Bulls’ injury front.

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