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  • Lake County Housing Authority names ‘What Home Means to Me’ contest winner Aug 19, 2014 12:48 PM
    Lake County Housing Authoritity has announced the winner of a recent poster contest.

  • N. Chicago woman accused in carjacking pleads not guilty Aug 14, 2014 4:27 PM
    A North Chicago woman has pleaded not guilty to charges she carjacked a vehicle after causing six hit-and-run accidents near Route 132 in Gurnee in June. Tiffany R. Thomas, 33, of the 2100 block of Dickey Avenue, faces multiple charges included vehicular hijacking.

  • Jelly Belly production leaving North Chicago Aug 11, 2014 11:14 PM
    Jelly Belly jelly beans will no longer be made in the company’s North Chicago factory, according to a recent workforce reduction announcement made by the company. Nearly 70 employees will be laid off in North Chicago in the coming months as California-based Jelly Belly moves the production of its Jelly Belly brands to Fairfield, California.

  • Ex-North Chicago police officer, son sentenced for murder Aug 8, 2014 4:43 PM
    A former North Chicago police officer and his son who were found guilty in the death of the father’s mistress were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

  • Waukegan woman sentenced to probation for assisting in kidnapping North Chicago woman Aug 5, 2014 4:51 PM
    A Waukegan woman was sentenced to 24 months of probation and electronic home monitoring in Lake County court Tuesday for helping a family member in the beating and sexual assault of a North Chicago woman in January 2013. Natilie Myers, 33, said during her sentencing hearing she was “deeply apologetic” for the attack.

  • Lake County forest ranger lauded for reviving baby Aug 5, 2014 5:32 AM
    A Lake County forest Preserves ranger revived a baby who apparently had a seizure Saturday while at an event at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago.

  • Police chase ends inside Great Lakes naval base Aug 1, 2014 8:14 PM
    A Chicago man being pursued by police on suspicion of drunken driving drove through the Naval Base Great Lakes main gate, was shot at and was later arrested after he rammed two naval security vehicles that barricaded his path, officials said Friday. Paul Sasso, 44, started the chase when Highland Park police attempted to pull him over on supicion of DUI at 10:30 p.m., authorities said.

  • Court filing details carnage of fatal bank robbery Jul 31, 2014 9:11 AM
    A man accused of killing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery attempt — stabbing one of them more than 50 times — told officers he “made sure” they would die, investigators say in an unsealed court filing. In an application for a search warrant, made public Tuesday and first reported by St. Louis’ KMOV-TV, investigators say James Watts slashed the throats of the three women during the May 15 attack at a First National Bank branch in Cairo, Watts’ hometown along the Ohio River in southern Illinois.

  • Veterans in Lovell’s Expressive Arts program receive supplies Jul 29, 2014 12:46 PM
    The Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago this month received more than $2,000 worth of oil paint, easels, brushes and canvasses for its Expressive Arts meeting room that will be put to use helping veteran patients.

  • AbbVie 2Q profit climbs 2.8 percent Jul 25, 2014 8:31 AM
    AbbVie Inc. on Friday reported profit that increased by 2.8 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts’ expectations. The North Chicago,-based company said earnings increased to $1.1 billion, or 68 cents per share, from $1.07 billion, or 66 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • Chicago-bound plane makes emergency landing in Ohio Jul 23, 2014 7:02 AM
    A Chicago-boound Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.The Columbus Dispatch reports Southwest Flight 424 from Baltimore to Chicago safely landed around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Man gets 40 years for kidnapping, torturing ex-girlfriend Jul 21, 2014 7:45 PM
    A Waukegan man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday for kidnapping and torturing his ex-girlfriend in a North Chicago apartment over a 24-hour period in January of 2013.

  • AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination Jul 18, 2014 9:05 AM
    North Chicago drugmaker AbbVie has reached a roughly $55 billion deal to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek an overseas haven from corporate income tax rates back home.The companies said Friday that Shire shareholders will receive cash and stock valued at about $91.07 for each of their shares. They will control about 25 percent of a new company created as part of the deal. AbbVie shareholders will hold the remaining 75 percent.

  • N. Chicago walk to benefit Honor Flight Jul 16, 2014 6:06 PM
    The North Chicago Community Days 2nd Annual 5K Family Fun Run & Fitness Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, will benefit Lake County Honor Flight.

  • AbbVie, Shire enter detailed talks on combination Jul 14, 2014 7:36 AM
    Drugmakers AbbVie, of North Chicago, and Shire are in detailed talks about a possible combination after AbbVie once again raised the deal price and gave Shire shareholders a bigger stake in the new company. Shire says AbbVie is now offering a cash-stock combination valued at 53.20 British pounds ($91.10) for each share of Shire, which is headquartered on the British island of Jersey.

  • Gospelfest is Sunday: Jul 11, 2014 4:16 PM
    Gospelfest, Greenbelt Cultural Center’s annual celebration of gospel music, will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

  • AbbVie raises its bid for Shire by about 11 pct Jul 8, 2014 2:36 PM
    U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has boosted its offer for Shire by 11 percent to about $51.3 billion, hoping it will be enough to pique the interest of its British counterpart. Shire, known for its rare-disease drugs, has rejected three AbbVie offers to date.

  • Join Great Lakes Naval Station to celebrate Independence Day Jul 1, 2014 12:48 PM
    Join the Great Lakes Naval Station in celebrating freedom and patriotism at one of Lake County’s largest Fourth of July celebrations with two days of music, fun and fireworks on Ross Field.

  • Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic Scheduled June 28 in North Chicago Jun 20, 2014 10:23 AM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center’s Animal Care and Control Program is offering a low-cost pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. until noon in North Chicago. The event will take place behind the Community Recreational Center at 1730 Lewis Ave. Costs are as follows: For Pets Spayed/Neutered One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20.00 One-year rabies vaccination, distemper and Lake County tag: $25.00 Distemper complex only: $10.00 Microchip: $15.00 For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60.00 One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65.00 Distemper complex only: $10.00 Microchip: $15.00 This clinic provides a convenient and affordable way for Lake County residents to keep pets up to date with their shots and rabies tags. Pets will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All animals brought to a clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site. The Health Department’s Animal Care and Control Program tracks pet vaccinations and rabies tags, investigates animal bites and complaints of nuisance and neglect, as well as impounds stray animals. For a list of remaining pet vaccination clinics for 2014, visit: For more information, call: (847) 377-4700.

  • Additional DNA tests ordered in 2000 North Chicago murder case Jun 18, 2014 1:34 PM
    DNA testing has been approved for more items recovered at the scene of a grisly 2000 murder in North Chicago to help determine if the man convicted of the killing may be innocent, authorities said Wednesday.

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