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  • 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.

  • Staker DNA evidence could set man free — but not yet Jun 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said Friday he would immediately request the release of a Chicago man convicted of murder in 2004 — if evidence shows he is innocent. However, Nerheim said it is too soon to know if the unexpected match between DNA recovered at the 1992 murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker in Waukegan and DNA recovered from a separate 2000 attack in North Chicago, exonerates Marvin Williford.

  • Honor Flight vets to be welcomed home Jun 15, 2014 4:50 PM
    Nine World War II and two Korean War veterans will be welcomed home from a Lake County Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, June 22 at the North Chicago Veterans Memorial, 1801 Sheridan Road.

  • Abbvie to present at Goldman Sachs healthcare conference Jun 10, 2014 8:23 AM
    North Chicago-based AbbVie will participate in the Goldman Sachs 35th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 11. Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will take part in a question and answer session at 10:40 a.m. Central time. A live audio webcast of the question and answer session will be accessible through AbbVie’s Investor Relations Web site at  An archived edition of the session will be available later that day. AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company’s mission is develop and market advanced therapies that address serious diseases.

  • Kids get close to nature at Funfest in North Chicago Jun 8, 2014 6:31 PM
    It is all very well to look at pictures of trees on a computer or see nature on the Discovery Channel.But it is another matter to experience nature first hand, somthing the Kids Nature Funfest, held Sunday at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, gave children a chance to enjoy.

  • Lake County homeless center to relocate to Waukegan Jun 5, 2014 11:38 AM
    A prominent resource center for homeless people in Lake County is moving, officials announced. The PADS Lake County organization is closing its daytime center in North Chicago and opening a facility in Waukegan. The new center will be at 1800 Grand Ave., one block east of Lewis Avenue. The transition should occur this summer, but an exact date hasn’t been determined yet.

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