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  • Lake Villa annexes kennel over objections from neighborsApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite objections from neighbors, the Lake Villa village board has agreed to annex a dog kennel into the village. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to annex the Shag Bark Kennels property at 39772 Wittenburg Road, which had been in unincorporated Lake Villa Township.

  • Benefit baseball clinic:Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Villa Township Baseball has teamed up with Strike 3 Baseball to host a clinic on May 4, with proceeds benefiting Evan O’Brien.

  • Jason Boettcher

    Police: Child porn suspect in Lake Villa Township nabbedMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Authorities say a Lake Villa Township man has been charged with child pornography possession. Jason C. Boettcher, 26, of the 39200 block of North Spruce Street, was arrested Friday, according to an announcement by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Twenty acres consumed in Lake Villa Township fireMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sparks from a grinding tool ignited vegetation that eventually consumed about 20 acres Tuesday in Lake Villa Township. Seven fire departments battled the blaze. No injuries or property damage were reported.

  • Lake Villa Township job fair:Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Villa Township and the Lake Villa District Library will host the fifth annual job fair on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Baseball, softball registration: Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Registration for baseball and girls softball in the Lake Villa Township Baseball League is open.

  • Lake Villa Elementary District 41 has a new boundary plan for the next school year after Pleviak Elementary School closes.

    Dist. OKs boundary changes for next year after Pleviak closes Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nearly 400 Lake Villa children whose elementary school building will be shuttered in June now know where they will attend classes next school year, with approval of a new boundary agreement.

  •  Tim Damato of Lake Villa samples one of the many barbecue items available Saturday during the Lake Villa Township Winter Ribfest at Caboose Park near Lake Villa.

    Lake Villa Township holds Winter Ribfest Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Villa Township held its annual Winter Ribfest on Saturday at Caboose Park. The annual event saw area chefs competing in a contest vying for awards in the best sauce and dry ribs, people’s choice and best booth theme categories.

  • Lake Villa Township seeks grant Jan 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Villa Township trustees recently approved a resolution seeking a state grant of $160,000 to help pay for an extension of a multiuse trail from Oakland Elementary School through Lakes Community High School to Gelden Road.

  • William Christopher Pettry

    Lake Villa Twp. man’s killer gets life sentenceJan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Lake Villa Township man’s killer was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Florida. William Christopher Pettry, 42, was murdered by Matthew Hinson inside a Jacksonville pub Oct. 7, 2012.

  • Winter Ribfest teams sought: Jan 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake Villa Township officials are seeking teams to participate in the annual Winter Ribfest competition, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Caboose Park, 37908 N. Fairfield Road, Lake Villa.

  •  Naperville’s Mike Wolfsmith participated in the 16th annual Naperville Noon Lions 5K Turkey Trot Thursday morning.

    Images: Thanksgiving in the suburbs Nov 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Suburban residents celebrated Thanksgiving in many ways. Turkey races were held in Naperville and Batavia. Local American Legion Posts,VFW and churches held luncheons for Navy recuruits and those in need within their communites.

  • Flag football event benefits Lake Villa Twp. food pantry Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake Villa Township hosts its first Flag Football Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, to benefit the Lake Villa Township Food Pantry, the township said in a news release.

  • Youth baseball registration: Oct 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Registration for Lake Villa Township Baseball’s 2014 season begins Friday, Nov. 1. Parents are urged to register their child at

  •  James Ealy, 49, of Lake Villa, looks at public defender Keith Grant during his sentencing at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan. Ealy was sentenced to natural life in prison for first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Mary Hutchison, of Trevor, Wis., at the Burger King in Lindenhurst on Nov. 27, 2006.

    Lake Villa man sentenced to life in prison for Burger King murder Oct 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Lake Villa man was sentenced to natural life in prison Wednesday for killing his former supervisor at a Burger King in Lindenhurst in 2006. However, 49-year-old James Ealy was defiant to the end, and claimed he was “railroaded” throughout his arrest and court hearings, adding he “refused to sit here and take responsibility for something I didn’t do.”

  • West Nile virus found in Lake County Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mosquito pools, or batches of the pests, sampled July 25 in Deerfield and July 26 in Lake Villa Township have tested positive for West Nile virus, Lake County Health Department officials announced Wednesday.

  • Meet State Sen. Bush Jul 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Melinda Bush will host a town-hall meeting Tuesday, July 23, at the Antioch Township center, 1625 Deep Lake Road, Lake Villa.

  • Matthew Reid Hinson

    Guilty plea in slaying of Lake Villa Township Bears fan May 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Matthew Reid Hinson has admitted to killing a Lake Villa Township man who was in a bar the night before he planned to wtach the Bears play last fall in Jacksonville, Fla. Duval County state attorney spokeswoman Jackelyn Barnard said Hinson entered a straight-up guilty plea to second-degree murder during a court appearance Tueasday.

  • Bicyclist killed near Lake Villa May 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake County sheriff's police say they are investigating a crash in which a bicyclist was killed this afternoon. Officials said a white 2000 Toyota Camry was traveling south on Route 45, north of Grand Avenue, in unincorporated Lake Villa Township and collided with a female bicyclist about 2:15 p.m.

  •  Lake County voters in three townships and five municipalities may have the power to switch electricity suppliers if ballot questions prevail.

    Lake County voters approve electrical aggregationApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake County voters approved all eight electrical aggregation ballot questions posed to them during Tuesday’s election. Unofficial results show voters in five municipalities and three townships approved the measures that allow residents to choose different electricity suppliers than ComEd through a series of public hearings and bidding processes.

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