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  • Great Lakes soldiers find Thanksgiving home in Palatine Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    Some 34 Great Lakes sailors will find a home away from home Thursday at American Legion Post 690 in Palatine, thanks to the organizing efforts of program chair Cindy Altenbach. “Boot camp is tough,” said Altenbach of the new recruits, who are given only limited access to phones and social media while in basic training. “For many of them, this is their first holiday away from home.”

     
  • Lazarus House Thanksgiving Feast celebrates community Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    When Lazarus House began serving a free Thanksgiving feast in 1998, the majority of guests were clients, staffers and volunteers. Over the course of 16 years, it's evolved into a community event that serves between 350 and 400 in St. Charles.

     
  • Churches, organizations offer free Thanksgiving meals to people in need Nov 23, 2014 2:59 PM
    Churches, restaurants and service organizations in the suburbs give the lonely, the elderly, the poor, the homeless and those in military service camaraderie and a great meal to be thankful for on our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving. Read about these giving people and organizations in our community and be thankful for them.

     
  • 2 men on sinking boat are rescued on Lake Michigan Nov 24, 2014 9:07 AM
    One Wisconsin man is recovering in a hospital after he and another man were rescued from a sinking boat on Lake Michigan Friday morning.

     
  • Suburbs see slight snow accumulation Nov 24, 2014 7:43 PM
    Gusting winds and small snow accumulations Monday afternoon created some delays at airports and a smattering of crashes throughout the suburbs, including two in Gurnee that sent nine people to area hospitals.

     
  • Great Lakes Naval Base boost Illinois economy Nov 22, 2014 8:53 AM
    The Great Lakes Naval Station is among the top military facilities contributing to economic activity in Illinois. A new report has found that the military and defense industry provides 150,000 jobs and $13.3 billion in economic activity to Illinois.

     
  • Freezing rain overnight, more rain and heavy winds Saturday Nov 21, 2014 8:15 PM
    Freezing rain is expected to hit the suburbs overnight, with an advisory lasting until 9 a.m. Then expect more rain through mid-afternoon as well as bigger wind gusts -- but warmer temps.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Boil order in effect in Hawthorn Woods, Forest Lake and Glennshire Nov 21, 2014 4:11 PM
    Lake County officials have issued a boil order for homes in Hawthorn Woods, Forest Lake, and Glennshire after a power outage shut down electrical service at an important water well pump, officials said. Austin McFarlane, spokesman for the Lake County Public Works, said the AQUA Well Station that feeds water to about 300 homes lost power “for a couple of hours” Friday morning. He said because of the power outage, the water system lost pressure, which could have resulted in unsanitary water conditions.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Our elected leaders on Obama’s immigration plan Nov 21, 2014 6:01 AM
    Our elected leaders on Obama's immigration plan. Ex-Zion man pleads not guilty to 2005 murders of two girls. Fox River Grove death investigated. 5 years for Naperville man in 7-Eleven robberies. Lake Barrington Speedway vote up for legal challenge?

     
  • Woodlands Academy invites the public to a free Christmas Concert Nov 21, 2014 4:03 PM
    Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. The free concert, which is open to the public, will take place in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest.

     
  • Waukegan group seeks sculptural ideas to honor Ray Bradbury Nov 21, 2014 4:10 PM
    A Waukegan group is now seeking unique sculptural ideas on how best to honor Ray Bradbury, one of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century.

     
  • Holiday family and pet photos: Nov 21, 2014 4:59 PM
    Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue invites families and their pets to their new facility, 1840 Industrial Drive, Suite 330, Libertyville for holiday photos.

     
  • Former Zion man pleads not guilty to 2005 murders Nov 20, 2014 5:22 PM
    A former Zion resident accused of the notorious 2005 murder of two little girls in a Zion park pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Lake County court Thursday. Jorge Avila-Torrez, 25, stared stoically ahead while flanked by two jail guards as Judge Daniel Shanes explained he was charged with 18 varying counts of first-degree murder for killing 8-year-old Laura Hobbs and 9-year-old Krystal Tobias.

     
  • Highland Park officers return to work after hospital shooting Nov 20, 2014 8:25 PM
    Two officers who shot and killed a Waukegan man inside the emergency room at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital have returned to work, authorities said. Authorities released a 5-page question-and-answer report and hospital surveillance camera videos of the fatal confrontation between police and Christopher M. Anderson, 27.

     
  • Health department hosts World AIDS Day event Dec. 1 Nov 20, 2014 12:49 PM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is collaborating with several local partners to provide a free event on World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1, that encourages people worldwide to unite in the continued fight against HIV/AIDS.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: Minimum wage vote possible today; Naperville ranked safest city for women Nov 20, 2014 6:33 AM
    Minimum wage vote possible today in state Senate. Naperville ranked safest city for women. State police finish Carpentersville death probe. Aurora police charge 6 in burglaries. Libertyville seems unlikely to reverse video gambling ban. Blackhawks lose van Riemsdyk to tough break.

     
  • Libertyville seems unlikely to lift video gambling ban Nov 19, 2014 6:39 PM
    Libertyville officials appear to be leaning toward keeping a 2009 ban on video gambling in place. Village leaders are reconsidering the ban afer a request this summer from a tavern owner. A majority of about 100 who attended a town-hall meeting on the topic were against video gambling with some saying it would harm the character of the village.

     
  • Video of police shooting of Highland Park hospital patient released Nov 19, 2014 1:09 AM
    CBS 2 Chicago obtained video on the fatal shooting of an armed Waukegan man Nov. 3 inside NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, as well as an explanation for why he was shot nine times in less than 2 seconds.

     
  • Griffin: Video gambling blamed for casino attendance drop Nov 19, 2014 5:06 AM
    The Suburban Tax Watchdog column looks at Wayne Township taxpayers who don't want to keep covering the cost of an extra sheriff's patrol, Illinois gambling revenue that is up but leaves future revenue stability in question, and who pays for judges' robes in DuPage County. Spoiler alert: Taxpayers still do.

     
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