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  • Ingleside man accused in drug-related death of Spring Grove woman in November Feb 27, 2015 7:28 PM
    An Ingleside man has been charged with drug-induced homicide in connection with the death last November of a Spring Grove woman. Jacob D. Mazzuca, 21, was taken into custody Friday by the Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

     
  • Refurbished Antioch Theatre to reopen Friday Feb 26, 2015 9:44 AM
    The refurbished Antioch Theatre will reopen Friday after a $750,000 renovation. "I get overwhelmed with emotion how much this means to the community," said owner Tim Downey.

     
  • Lake County health authorities issue alert of potential measles exposure Feb 27, 2015 5:45 AM
    Lake County health officials Thursday cautioned that anyone who visited or worked at a Menards store in Long Grove during about a seven-hour period on Feb. 15 may have been exposed to measles. An alert issued by the department emphasizes there are no reported cases of measles in Lake County, but that anyone who was at the home improvement store between 7:55 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. that Sunday may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease.

     
  • Waukegan man accused of hacking radios to issue Gurnee Mills bomb threat Feb 26, 2015 7:35 PM
    A Waukegan man with a criminal history of tapping into and taking control of others’ electronic communication devices faces new charges alleging he caused a false bomb threat at Gurnee Mills shopping center Jan. 29, authorities said. Raymond Kelly, 25, could be sentenced to as much as 5 years in prison if convicted of issuing a false bomb or gas alarm.

     
  • Area under lake effect snow warning until 6 p.m. Feb 26, 2015 11:19 AM
    The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for the area that will last until 6 p.m. An additional 1-3 inches of snow could fall today, according to the weather service. Snow totals will vary considerably due to the lake effect nature of the storm.

     
  • Former Lake County YMCA in Waukegan to reopen Sunday as Church of Joy Feb 26, 2015 7:40 PM
    The building that housed the Lake County YMCA until financial troubles forced it to close in 2012 is set to reopen as a house of worship. The Church of Joy will celebrate a grand opening Sunday of its new ministry headquarters in the renovated building at 2000 Western Ave.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Fatal crash slows trains; trucker’s trial could end today Feb 26, 2015 5:53 AM
    Fatal accident, other problems slow commute on Metra. Important ruling today in trucker's trial. School bus rolls over in Lindenhurst. Another measles case in Cook County. Newly discovered film footage shows horrors of Eastland disaster. Thibodeau says Rose's injury is unfair.

     
  • Police release photos, video from Fox Lake bank robbery Feb 25, 2015 1:45 PM
    Authorities have released photos of a Fox Lake bank robbery suspect and a video showing what may be the van used in the escape.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Lottery winner sets record; Rose hurt again Feb 27, 2015 1:52 PM
    Naperville lottery winner sets record. Bank robbed in Fox Lake. Des Plaines residents speak out about O'Hare Lake plans. Wheaton College student accused of recording woman in shower. Massage therapist sentenced for assaulting Barrington teen. Bulls' Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery.

     
  • Attorney: Teacher didn't believe colleague's sex abuse claims Feb 25, 2015 7:01 AM
    Michael Vucic told another Gavin South Middle School teacher about his sexual relationship with a student, but the female colleague didn't report it because Vucic had a reputation for “tall tales,” her attorney said Tuesday.

     
  • Shoppers paid extra $1 billion in local sales taxes Feb 25, 2015 9:53 AM
    Shoppers in Illinois paid more than $1 billion in additional sales taxes to nearly 300 towns last year, and that could rise if Gov. Bruce Rauner gets his way on a plan to cut municipalities’ share of state income taxes. Just eight years ago, only 185 towns had local sales taxes.

     
  • Sheriff’s office scholarship: Feb 25, 2015 4:27 PM
    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced it will award two $500 college scholarships to local students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-16 academic year.

     
  • Snow could make for a messy afternoon commute Feb 25, 2015 3:00 PM
    Light snow could move into the area this afternoon and early evening, accuweather.com is reporting. The snow should taper off overnight with accumulations of 1-3 inches possible.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks $1M; Breuder responds Feb 24, 2015 5:42 AM
    Rosemont rebated Garth Brooks more than $1 million. Breuder: COD union’s accusations are ‘irresponsible and unfounded.’ Speed likely a factor in fatal Elgin crash. Woodfield, Schaumburg police say they’ll remain vigilant. Mundelein plan commissioner who wrote critical letter fired. McHenry dems protest hiring of sheriff with DUI, assault convictions. A Naperville man won $265 million, but who? Subs deliver as Bulls subdue Bucks.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Oscars anything but dull; brutal cold this morning Feb 23, 2015 5:53 AM
    Oscar was predictable, but he wasn't dull. Suspect charged in lottery ticket thefts. Brutal cold expected this morning. Naperville candidates explore traffic solutions. ESO celebrates Oscars with movie music. Logano wins his first Daytona 500. Three White Sox pitchers on comeback trail.

     
  • Nature photography topic of Audubon Society presentation in Libertyville Feb 23, 2015 12:31 PM
    The Lake County Audubon Society welcomes the public to its program “Nature Photography — My Experiences in Sweden and Lake County” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave.

     
  • Libertyville park sale nearing a conclusion as village board considers townhome plan Feb 23, 2015 6:05 PM
    The long-awaited development of Bolander Park in Libertyville could be in the cards with pending consideration by the village board. Swanson Development LLC of Lake Forest has a contract to buy the land and buildings for $2.05 million and is proposing to build 56 townhomes.

     
  • Former Lake County counselor facing child porn charges free on bond Feb 23, 2015 7:59 PM
    A former Lake County juvenile counselor accused of possessing child pornography and grooming female prisoners at the Lake County juvenile justice center is free on bond.

     
  • Why hands-free driving isn't risk-free Feb 24, 2015 5:58 AM
    Thanks to technology, drivers can conference call, set up a play-date, yell at underlings, order pizza AND drive with a hands-free device. Yet, safety experts warn, hands-free doesn't mean risk-free. “You need your brain to drive and you need your brain to talk,” cognitive psychologist Paul Atchley cautions. “If you try to do both at once, you increase the risk of being in a crash.”

     
  • TRS trustee to address retired teachers Feb 22, 2015 4:38 PM
    The Lake County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon Tuesday, March 10, at Lambs Farm restaurant at Route 176 and the Tri-State Tollway near Libertyville. The guest speaker is TRS annuitant trustee Bob Lyons.

     
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