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  • 10-year-old honored for 911 call: Oct 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    Josiah Giles, 10, of Beach Park was honored last weekend for calling 911 on Aug 5, when his great aunt had a medical emergency.

  • Tax hike nixed: Dec 19, 2013 5:35 PM
    A proposed tax hike for property owners in Newport Township in northeastern Lake County was defeated Wednesday during a special session.

  • Special meeting for proposed tax hike in Newport Township Dec 18, 2013 5:44 AM
    Registered voters in Newport Township in northeastern Lake County will have a say Wednesday on a proposal to increase taxes for the township road district. The meeting of electors will be held at 6 p.m. at the Wadsworth village hall, 14155 W. Wadsworth Road.

  • Authorities say no charges in crash involving a school bus near Wadsworth that injured more than 30 students Apr 30, 2013 6:37 PM
    Charges will not be filed in connection with the April 5 crash in northern Lake County involving a school bus that killed one driver and injured more than 30 elementary school students, authorities said Tuesday. Officials cited "conflicting statements" from witnesses regarding the color of the traffic signal at Route 173 and Kilbourne Road near Wadsworth at the time of the crash as part of the investigation.

  • Colorado couple brings a piece of Civil War-era history home to Lake County Sep 3, 2012 6:51 AM
    Edward Murray, a farmer from Newport Township in Lake County, survived a harrowing Civil War battle. A U.S. flag his mother made in his honor 150 years ago has its own survival story, and is now safely ensconced in the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda. “The flag is home, where it should be,” David Ramsay said.

  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

  • Zion fire causes $35,000 in damage but no injuries Mar 10, 2012 4:46 PM
    No one was hurt Friday in a fire that caused about $35,000 in damage to a Zion home, authorities said Saturday. Crews responded at 6:05 p.m. to a 911 call on the 3900 block of Foxglove Drive. Firefighters said heavy smoke and fire were visible from the front of the home when they arrived.

  • Why suburban murder cases go cold Jul 1, 2011 9:27 AM
    Authorities said 70-year-old Robert Bostic almost got away with murder. It took 28 years for Lake County sheriff's police to arrest Bostic in the murder of Carlton Richmond. But several other cases go cold.

  • Lake County Sheriff continues working cold cases Jun 6, 2011 12:02 PM
    Authorities said 70-year-old Robert Bostic almost got away with murder. It took 28 years to arrest Bostic for the murder of Carlton Richmond, but Lake County Sheriff's police say they got the right man, allowing them to close one of their cold cases.

  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

  • Newport chief honored Apr 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Newport Fire Protection District Chief Mark Kirschhoffer was named Illinois Fire Chief of the Year in the part-time category by the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association. Kirschhoffer, who has led the Newport Fire Protection District for 19 years, beat out nine other part-time fire chief nominees for the top award. He is expected to receive the award at a special presentation May 5 in Peoria. Kirschhoffer is the inaugural candidate in the part-time category, created to honor part-time chiefs who oversee a full-time staff. The Newport department serves parts of Old Mill Creek, Beach Park, Wadsworth and unincorporated Lake County.

  • Former fire official gets probation for porn possession Feb 27, 2010 12:01 AM
    A former deputy chief for the Newport Fire Protection District was placed on 30 months' probation Friday after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

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