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  • Jorge Torrez

    Man accused of Zion murders convicted in VirginiaApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    A former Marine accused in Illinois of killing two young Zion girls in 2005 was convicted in Virginia Tuesday of first-degree murder in a 2009 slaying of a fellow service member.

  • Police officials investigate a fatal, officer-involved shooting Monday on the 100 block of Slocum Lake Road in Wauconda.

    Stolen truck led to fatal police shooting in Wauconda, authorities sayApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The search for a stolen pickup truck led to Monday’s fatal shooting of a gun-wielding man by police officers in Wauconda, authorities said. Officials identified the victim as John T. Nightingale, 36, address unknown. “I’m devastated,” said Liz Schramm, who had known Nightingale for about seven years. “I want people to know he was loved,” she said.

  • An arrest has been made in the 1997 murder of Amber Creek, shown here on her 13th birthday.

    Dawn Patrol: Palatine girl’s ’97 murder; Wauconda cops’ gunfire fatalApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Armed man shot by Wauconda police dies. Elgin woman forfeits horses. Lake Zurich overturns gaming ban. Elk Grove man drowns in Chicago River. Elgin man pleads guilty to shooting. UConn beats Kentucky for NCAA title. White Sox fall to Rockies.

  • Kitchen Conversations on homelessness in Lake CountyApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake County Haven is hosting Kitchen Conversations, small gatherings at the main shelter in Libertyville. Attendees will learn about homelessness, what causes it and what can end it. The next session is at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11.

  • Jose Vergara-Rebollar

    Attorney wants jury bused to crime sceneApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The defense attorney for a Round Lake Park man charged in the murder of a Zion teen made a formal request to allow jurors to visit the crime scene to give them a better view of where the killing took place.

  • Stevenson High School to host green schools programsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to visit Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire on April 18 for the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium.

  • Vera Asheko’s second-place oil, “Mill Creek Farms,” received an Award of Excellence at “The Farm: Images from the Heartland 2012.”

    Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation to host contestApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation, in cooperation with the Lake County Discovery Museum, has issued a call for entries for artists, 18 and older from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

  • Dustin S. Neal

    Round Lake Beach man accepts plea deal for July shootingApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dustin Neal, 20, of Round Lake Beach, pleaded guilty to on count of attempted aggravated battery with a firearm in Lake County court Monday. Neal was sentenced to nine years in prison for the shooting, though is eligible for parole after half the time is served.

  • Nicholas A. Spadaro

    Ingleside man charged with damaging police car before Cubs openerApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    An Ingleside man was arrested and charged with criminal damage to state supported property after pushing a newspaper stand into a Chicago police cruiser after he was thrown out of Wrigley Field for being intoxicated. Nicholas A. Spadaro, 38, was ordered held on $30,000 bond.

  • Amber Creek’s body was discovered Feb. 9, 1997, in the Karcher Wildlife Refuge located in Burlington, Wis. The identity of the man suspected of slaying the 14-year-old Palatine girl is set to be released this afternoon by Wisconsin authorities.

    Dawn Patrol: Arrest made in 1997 slaying; Family moved by supportApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Report: Arrest made in 1997 slaying of Palatine girl; family moved by support after toddler’s tragic death; body found in Evanston could be that of missing Des Plaines woman; woman fights off would-be abductor near Elgin hospital; Revolutionary War figures honored at Elk Grove Cemetery

  • Heroin was a hidden scourge in the suburbs when the Daily Herald started a special series more than 10 years ago.

    Hidden no more: Heroin in suburbsApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    What the Daily Herald addressed more than a decade ago as a “Hidden Scourge” is hidden no more. In the years since our first series of extensive reports on the effects of heroin on lives in the suburbs, the deadly addiction has grown relentlessly more visible.

  • Mental health services to relocate to LibertyvilleApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County health department is moving its adult mental health program from its longtime home in Round Lake Park to a renovated facility in unincorporated Libertyville where it will be combined with primary care service.

  • lcalpaca_2NE102305JS Photo0452051 John Starks Photo /// Show alpacas are judged in the ring at the Lake County Fairgrounds Sunday as during the Fourth Annual Northern Illinois Alpaca Extravaganza.

    Lake fairgrounds gets solar panels, seeks permission for them laterApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake County Fair Association representatives came to the Grayslake village board this week seeking permission to construct solar panels on part of the main exhibit hall’s roof — after the work had been completed. “I’m surprised, with the amount of collaboration that we have with the fairgrounds, that these panels got installed prior to seeking approval,” Trustee Shawn Vogel said.

  • Frank Bart

    Water agency leader says panel doesn’t want to work with Wauconda mayorApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    To join the agency that provides drinking water to a dozen Lake County communities, Wauconda officials will have to select a representative other than Mayor Frank Bart, the leader of the group’s board said Friday. “I don’t think anyone would want the mayor to sit at our table right now,” said Rich Hill, chairman of the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board. “With him being involved, it’s still an issue.”

  • Joshua Smoron of Gurnee realizes he’s just taken second place in the championship round of the state competition of the National Geographic Bee, held Friday at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

    Gurnee, Oak Brook kids place 2nd, 3rd at state Geographic BeeApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joshua Smoron, a seventh-grader from Gurnee, took second place at the Illinois Geographic Bee Friday. Of the 100 fifth- through eighth-graders who competed in the bee, more than 30 students were from the suburbs. “It’s just amazing what these kids know, and at such a young age,” said Michael Middleton, Illinois Geographic Bee coordinator.

  • Illinois Geographic Bee participantsApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Students from across the suburbs participated in the Illinois State Geographic Bee on Friday at College of DuPage.

  • Jose Rebollar-Vergara

    Defense scores court victory in Round Lake Beach shootingApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Round Lake Park man charged in the murder of a Zion teen in a parking lot shooting scored a victory in court Thursday. Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes ruled the attorney for Jose Rebollar-Vergara will be allowed to introduce police interrogation testimony of a co-defendant who admitted to shooting and killing Gabriel Gonzalez, 18, last year.

  • Crews buried radioactive thorium at the Kerr-McGee site in West Chicago on March 6, 1990. A $5.15 billion settlement was reached Thursday to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites — including some in West Chicago.

    Dawn Patrol: Huge pollution settlement includes West ChicagoApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Environmental settlement includes former West Chicago sites. Vallas doesn't want local schools to pay for pensions. 3 hurt in St. Charles-area rollover crash. Waukegan man sentenced to 59 years in jail. Algonquin car-in-pond victim in critical condition. Hawks and Cubs win, Sox lose.

  • David Northern

    New public housing to replace old Marion Jones complex in Lake CountyApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Public housing will take on a different look in North Chicago, Lake County officials announced Thursday. Marion Jones Townhomes will be demolished and 238 affordable homes will be built on the same site, with seniors and families targeted as occupants.

  • Jose Horta

    Waukegan man sentenced to 59 years in prison for 2011 murderApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 21-year-old man accused of assisting in the torture and murder of a Waukegan man and helping to dump his body in the Penny Road Pond near Barrington was sentenced to 59 years in prison by a Lake County judge Thursday. Jose Horta, of Waukegan, was found guilty in March of holding a gun to the head of David Campbell at an auto body shop while others tortured him.

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