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  • Big kick off for summer reading program: Jun 4, 2014 5:54 PM
    The 2014 Summer Reading Club, "Paws to Read," begins Saturday, June 7 with an event featuring crafts, music, entertainment food and more at the Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake.

  • Round Lake Area park district meeting canceled Apr 13, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Round Lake Area Park District’s regularly scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24, is canceled.

  • Cupcakes and Cupid help celebrate Valentine’s Day in Round Lake Feb 14, 2014 11:56 PM
    Children enjoyed the Cupids' Cupcake Valentine's Day event Friday at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center in Round Lake.

  • Aquatics manager appointed in Des Plaines Jan 10, 2014 8:31 PM
    Des Plaines Park District officials have appointed Matt Hartnett as the district’s new aquatics and youth programs manager. Hartnett will oversee management of the Iroquois and Chippewa neighborhood pools and the Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center during the summer, as well as district youth programs.

  • Hainesville man is December hometown hero Dec 31, 2013 8:24 AM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has announced that U.S. Army Spc. Scott Hein of Hainesville is the December hometown hero.

  • District 116, community plan to welcome students back to class Aug 6, 2013 12:23 PM
    When the new school year begins Aug. 19 in Round Lake Unit District 116, students are going to know they have the support of their communities. That’s because many local elected officials and heads of local government bodies will be present on the front lawn of schools to greet students, shake hands and wish them well in the coming year.

  • Round Lake park camps perform: Jul 24, 2013 6:39 PM
    Two youth theater programs in the Round Lake Area Park District will present productions at the Park School Campus, 400 W. Townline Road in Round Lake.

  • Fishing derby in Round Lake Beach July 20 Jul 9, 2013 5:10 PM
    Kids and families can come to Beach Park in Round Lake Beach on July 20 for the annual “Fishing Should Be Fun” fishing derby. There will be several events for children during the derby, including a fishing and boating safety seminar, a casting event and lessons on how to tie fishing knots and rigging.

  • Free birding tour in Round Lake Beach Jul 8, 2013 6:03 PM
    Round Lake Area Park District will sponsor a free bird-watching tour at 10 a.m. July 16 at Lakefront Park in Round Lake Beach. Tour-goers will be taken on a path along the trails nearby and introduced to different bird species. The tour will last until noon.

  • Work set to begin this fall on new Round Lake park Jul 15, 2013 6:05 PM
    Work is set to begin this fall on a new neighborhood park in Round Lake, park officials said. Shaw Park will be built on land donated by a now-disbanded homeowner’s group in the Shaw subdivision. The site is on Fairfield Road, north of Rollins Road.

  • School supply collection to start in July Jun 24, 2013 5:48 PM
    State Rep. Sam Yingling will host a school supply collection drive during July at locations throughout House District 62.

  • Round Lake pool weekend opening delayed due to broken pipe May 24, 2013 5:30 AM
    Round Lake Area Park District’s aquatic center won’t open as scheduled this weekend due to a broken pipe under the main pool, officials said. Park District Executive Director Bob Newport said the repairs are expected to cost about $50,000. He said there will be enough money in the district’s building repair fund to cover the tab. The anticipated opening date is June 15.

  • Round Lake park board vacancy Mar 17, 2013 4:08 PM
    The Round Lake Area Park District is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its five-member board of commissioners.

  • Tim Pasternak: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:20 PM
    Candidate information for Tim Pasternak, running for Round Lake Area Park Board (6-year Term)

  • Bernard Meckler: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:20 PM
    Candidate information for Bernard Meckler, running for Round Lake Area Park Board (6-year Term)

  • Grayslake D46 contract talks fizzle again Jan 18, 2013 10:14 AM
    Negotiations on a new employment contract between Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members and the teachers union ended unsuccessfully today, meaning the strike will continue for at least another day. The next session is set for Sunday.

  • Park director contract extended Dec 20, 2012 3:53 PM
    Bob Newport, executive director of the Round Lake Area Park District, will receive a three-year contract extension.

  • Bond refinancing to give Round lake Area Park District breathing room for improvements Sep 19, 2012 8:05 AM
    The Round Lake Area Park District will be refinancing a bond issues of nearly $7 million, which is expected to free up some cash and save some time. "We can clear up debt," said executive director Bob Newport. The bonds were used to build a new clubhouse at the Renwood golf course in 1999 and build a sports complex in 2006. The extra funds could be used to repair the aging pool, for example, without having to go to referendum, which hasn't since the district was formed in 1974.

  • Round Lake Area Park District officer told to stop using dog on duty Aug 10, 2012 3:34 PM
    Round Lake Area Park District officials have decided to temporarily retire Nadja, the German shepherd and personal pet of Ranger police officer Terry Kaminski. At Thursday's park board meeting, commissioners postponed the issue of liability insurance for the dog pending further discussion with their attorney and staff. In the meantime, they directed Kaminski to stop using Nadja while on duty.

  • Round Lake Park District officer’s dog focus of upcoming debate Aug 6, 2012 4:12 PM
    The Round Lake Area Park District board will debate Thursday whether one of its Ranger police officers should be allowed to continue using his German shepherd on the job.

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