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  • Suburban Cuban-Americans see opportunity to renew family ties Dec 18, 2014 9:04 AM
    Suburban Cuban-Americans greeted the news of normalized relations with happiness, optimism, anger and worry on Wednesday. “There are going to be changes. Big changes,” anticipates 21-year-old Naivy Gonzalez of West Chicago.

  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

  • North Barrington attorney accused in home invasion pleads not guilty Dec 17, 2014 1:26 PM
    A North Barrington attorney pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of breaking into a Hawthorn Woods home and using a gun to threaten his ex-wife and daughter.

  • Be wary of scams: Dec 16, 2014 4:49 PM
    Lake County residents are reminded there are several ongoing scams during the holidays, with the most common being a person who identifies themselves as an IRS agent.

  • Hawthorn Woods wants to get it right on Route 53 recommendation Dec 16, 2014 5:43 PM
    The Hawthorn Woods village board has agreed that Mayor Joe Mancion can consult with an expert on an as-needed basis regarding the potential impact of a Route 53 extension through the villlage. Mancino is on the financial and land use committees that will make recommendaitons on funding and land uses to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

  • JusticeCorps can make the courthouse less intimidating Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Courthouses can be intimidating places. Making it more difficult is that judges are unable to offer legal advice, lawyers are expensive, and missing one simple form or step can sometimes lead to major problems. To help, Lake County officials have implemented the JusticeCorps program.

  • Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff says first day of filing went smoothly Dec 15, 2014 7:48 PM
    The start of candidate filing for the April 2015 consolidated election was the first big test of new Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff’s fledgling political career. Fortunately, Wyckoff said, things couldn’t have gone better Monday.

  • Lines expected for first day of candidate filing Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    For the first time, school board candidates will be filing at county clerk's offices and election commissions around the suburbs.

  • Lake County agency to close electronic waste collection sites Dec 15, 2014 5:17 PM
    The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County plans to begin closing dozens of electronics collection sites, which are operated free to the public, as it determines its next step to fund the program. New contracts being sought with collectors no longer are favorable and the agency says it would have to spend $200,000 per year to keep it operating. "It's been a flip flop from how it worked in the past," said Walter Willis, executive director.

  • Volo’s Burnell Russell, Lindhurst’s Susan Lahr say they won’t seek re-election in April Dec 15, 2014 5:52 PM
    Two incumbent Lake County village presidents said Monday they won’t seek re-election in 2015. Lindenhurst’s Susan Lahr said she won’t run for a third term because she believes in term limits. Burnell Russell, the only village president Volo has had since its incorporation in 1993, said it’s time for a change.

  • Candidates line up to get on ballot in Lake County Dec 15, 2014 5:17 PM
    A few political showdowns surfaced Monday in Lake County as candidates began filing for the April 2015 consolidated election. The hottest action on the first day of filing was for the Wauconda village board race, where eight candidates filed for four trustee seats.

  • Eight candidates file for Wauconda village board Dec 15, 2014 11:01 AM
    The candidates for four seats on Wauconda’s village board wasted no time filing their nominating petitions Monday. Eight are competing for four seats.

  • Four candidates file for three seats in Island Lake Dec 15, 2014 12:07 PM
    Four candidates filed for three seats on Island Lake’s village board on Monday. Incumbent Thea Morris will seek a second, 4-year term on the board. Incumbent John Burke will run as a team with newcomer Sandy Hartogh and fire and police commission member Debra Jenkins.

  • Dawn Patrol: Waukegan church leads rally; Saad leads Hawks to win Dec 15, 2014 5:58 AM
    Waukegan church leads protest rally in wake of Brown, Garner deaths; Hinsdale teen critical after being struck by train; ‘DWTS’ champs Davis, Chmerkovskiy greet fans in Deer Park; Elgin police searching for suspected shooter; $1.25M settlement in I-88 crash that killed Aurora woman; No Noah, no problem for Bulls in Miami; Bryant passes Jordan on NBA scoring list; Saad does what it takes to get win for Blackhawks; Cutler says he’s fine with Marshall

  • Auditions for ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ in Antioch Dec 14, 2014 4:15 PM
    The PM&L Theatre, 877 N. Main St., Antioch, will hold auditions for the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 and Tuesday, Dec. 16.

  • String of ages, birthdays makes 11-12-13-14-15 for Antioch sisters Dec 13, 2014 7:45 AM
    They were born four years apart, but two Antioch sisters on Saturday will be celebrating a shared birthday with a numerical twist. Jenna and Jessica Lamberty will turn 11 and 15 respectively for a quirky straight: 11-12-13-14-15. “We’ll buy a lottery ticket on Saturday,” says mom, Julie.

  • Judge denies motion to reverse guilty plea for Waukegan man in murder case Dec 12, 2014 4:50 PM
    A Waukegan man serving 25 years in prison was denied a request Friday to withdraw his guilty plea to charges he killed a man and wounded another during a bizarre attack in Gurnee in 2011. Lake County Judge Mark Levitt rejected Zervont Thomas’ request because he said Thomas understood the plea deal when it was offered.

  • Dawn Patrol: Our Lady of Guadalupe feast day begins; Dist. 121 apology Dec 12, 2014 6:01 AM
    Catholics trek to Guadalupe shrine; Warren school board member apologizes over no-gay remarks; Grant student accused in stabbing; Arlington Heights murder suspect hasn't hired lawyer; Hawks win 8th straight.

  • Ye Olde Town Inn, Billy Goat latest restaurants to close in suburbs Dec 11, 2014 6:53 PM
    Ye Olde Town Inn and the Billy Goat Tavern in Mount Prospect recently joined the list of restaurants closing down in the suburbs. They are not alone. Here is a look at the restuarnts that have closed, and opened, in the suburbs this year.

  • Catholic Charities provides a merry Christmas for thousands Dec 11, 2014 7:26 PM
    It will be a merrier Christmas this year for the needy families who went home with presents Thursday from the Catholic Charities gift program.

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