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  • ComEd offering seniors electric bill help Dec 21, 2014 2:21 PM
    ComEd has dedicated more than $300,000 through a special “Senior Giving” hardship fund that will be used to help senior citizens who have fallen behind on their electric bill.

  • Kids meet Santa at Lambs Farm breakfast Dec 21, 2014 2:12 PM
    With only a few more days before Christmas, children had a chance to meet with St. Nick at Lambs Farm’s last Breakfast with Santa event for the season. "All the boys and girls and all the moms and dads come and visit me,” Santa said with a smile. “All you have to do is be nice, and Santa comes with presents.

  • Lake County agency looks to reopen electronics drop-off sites Dec 20, 2014 7:21 AM
    Some electronic collection sites in Lake County could reopen next week. The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County is considering a plan to use reserves to pay for what had been a free service. “We’re still working out the details with up to eight sites,” said Walter Willis, executive director of the waste agency. “We have six for sure.”

  • CVS network back online after three-hour outage Dec 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    A network outage Saturday morning kept CVS pharmacies across Chicago and throughout the nation from being able to fulfill new prescription orders for about three hours.The outage began at about 10:30 a.m. and prevented employees from being able to process new prescription orders until shortly after 1 p.m.

  • Christmas celebration for families of Lake County inmates Dec 20, 2014 6:42 PM
    A parade from a local shelter to the Lake County jail was the newest addition to the annual "Bring Joy to the Jail" celebration. The event offers toys and food to families of inmates and other needy families in the community. Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim said the best part of the event was that it “brings the community together to help each other.”

  • Dawn Patrol: Montgomery police seek man’s killer; new Metropolis ED Dec 19, 2014 5:58 AM
    Metropolis hires new director; police search for shooter in Montgomery; St. Charles students expelled for shutting down Dist. 303 network; Quinn wants 2016 special election for comptroller; North Barrington mom pledges to streak for the environment; Trestman on benching Cutler; Butler carries Bulls past Knicks.

  • Suburban schools changing how they discuss heroin Dec 19, 2014 11:58 AM
    In response to the rise in local heroin use, educators say classroom scare tactics about the perils of drugs in general are evolving into lessons that take a science-based look at addiction and opioids, including heroin. “Our kids are so sophisticated today,” says DuPage County Regional Superintendent Darlene Ruscitti. “It's a whole different type of learning going on.”

  • Tax incentive between Vernon Hills and CDW extended Dec 19, 2014 6:22 PM
    Vernon Hills has amended its long-standing economic incentive agreement with CDW to share sales tax The original pact was forged in 1996 to lure the company from Buffalo Grove. The village will rebate 56.3 percent of the sales tax on sales of $200 million or more.

  • Round Lake man, 63, accused of manufacturing child pornography Dec 19, 2014 3:52 PM
    A Round Lake man has been arrested and charged with manufacturing child pornography, Lake County officials said Friday.

  • Lake County clerk’s office to close 30 minutes earlier on Fridays Dec 19, 2014 2:10 PM
    The Lake County Clerk’s Office will close 30 minutes earlier Friday evenings starting Jan. 2 to save money, officials said. Lake County Clerk Carla N. Wyckoff said the decision to close on Friday’s at 7 p.m. will reduce overtime costs for Lake County Sheriff deputies stationed at the clerk’s office during evening hours.

  • Dawn Patrol: Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties; Bears bench Cutler Dec 18, 2014 5:49 AM
    Fear wins out as Sony caves to threats. Suburban Cuban-Americans hope to renew family ties. Gold dropped in Libertyville Salvation Army kettle. Naperville theater owner released on $25,000 bail. Two Elgin men accused of armed violence. Park Ridge man charged with child porn possession. Bears bench Cutler vs. Lions.

  • Man pleads not guilty to gunning down sister’s boyfriend in Round Lake Beach Dec 18, 2014 3:48 PM
    A Chicago Heights man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he gunned down a Round Lake Beach man Nov. 8. Jeremy Anderson, 36, faces 45 years to life in prison if found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder for killing his sister’s boyfriend in what was described as a "domestic incident."

  • Free tax return preparation: Dec 18, 2014 5:58 PM
    The Center for Economic Progress will provide free tax return preparation assistance to low-income families and individuals.

  • Grayslake man gives tickets to ‘biggest Bears fan’ Dec 18, 2014 11:15 AM
    Glenn Timmermann, the self-proclaimed biggest Bears fan, is going to this Sunday's Bears game, with free tickets given to him by an admirer.

  • International Union of Operating Engineers to put its brand on Lakemoor banquet facility Dec 18, 2014 4:27 PM
    An idled space at a prominent building at Route 120 and Darrell Road in Lakemoor will be rebranded as the Countryside Banquets & Conference Center. The facility is owned by the International Union of Operating Engineer, which is investing about $500,000 in the renovation.

  • Dawn Patrol: ‘No gay’ remarks decried; player’s viral highlight reel Dec 17, 2014 6:07 AM
    Community decries board member’s ‘no gay’ remarks. Barrington player’s mock highlight reel goes viral. Metra hopes plan eases overcrowding at Union Station. Dist. 200 considers enrollment change for apartment complex. Three men charged in Aurora armed robberies. Rolling Meadows man gets 12 years for sex assault. Elgin man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine delivery. It’s official: Melky Cabrera joins White Sox.

  • Lincolnshire man proposes at Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show Dec 17, 2014 12:29 PM
    Lincolnshire resident Vincent Baran pulled off a big surprise last week when he popped the question to his girlfriend, licen Keaskowski, at the drive through holiday light show in Vernon Hills. The pair grew up in the area and have attended the event for years.

  • Lakemoor special finance district meetings: Dec 17, 2014 5:32 PM
    The joint review boards for two proposed special financing districts in Lakemoor will meet beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the meeting room at the Lakemoor police department building, 27901 W. Concrete Drive.

  • Lake County jail guard accused of not assisting paralyzed inmate has died Dec 17, 2014 6:23 PM
    A former Lake County jail guard facing charges for not assisting an inmate who was paralyzed during a 2011 jailhouse scuffle has died. Robert Schlesser, 49, of Round Lake Beach, was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Centegra Hospital — McHenry. The cause of death was blood clots in his lungs, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said.

  • Barrington Hills passes new rules on horse boarding Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Barrington Hills village board passed new rules this week on the number of horses allowed at commercial boarding operations, possibly ending what’s been a long-standing controversy in a town that proudly proclaims its equestrian friendly atmosphere. The measure was passed during a special meeting Monday before a large crowd at Countryside Elementary School.

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