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  • A thank you message was posted after officials announced the closing of the Central LakeYMCA in Vernon Hills.

    A look back at 2012's top Lake County stories Dec 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    From the weather to crime to the extracurricular activities of local officials, 2012 featured a wide range of stories that made news in Lake County. Lingering drought, big news from the top prosecutor's office, controversy on the business front, the arrival of video gaming and tragedy for a local fan in Florida for a Bears game were among the top stories in Lake County in 2012.

     
  •  Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Waller says he’ll retire Monday with “head held high” and no regrets about how four high-profile overturned cases were handled by his office.

    No regrets for Michael Waller as he leaves office Dec 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller will retire Monday after 22 years as the county's top prosecutor. Despite criticism he's faced in the past two years stemming from four high-profile cases overturned because of evidence of wrongful prosecutions and false confessions, Waller says he'll leave office with his "head held high" and with no regrets over how those cases were handled by his office.

     
  •  Republican candidate Mike Nerheim greets supporters at Tacos El Norte in Gurnee Tuesday as he waits for results in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s race.

    Nerheim tops Kennedy for Lake state’s attorneyNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican Mike Nerheim won the race to become the first new Lake County state's attorney in more than two decades. Nerheim of Gurnee bested Democrat Chris Kennedy of Libertyville in a battle between former prosecutors to succeed Republican state's attorney Michael Waller. Waller opted not to seek re-election after 22 years in office.With all 415 precincts reporting, unofficial totals showed Nerheim with 136,771 votes over Kennedy with 131,257.

     
  • Suzanne Hart

    Naperville Republicans hold Will County seats Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Two Republican incumbents retained their Will County Board seats Tuesday in District 11, which covers southern Naperville. Unofficial final vote totals show board members Suzanne Hart and Charles "Chuck" Maher defeated Democrat Chris Griffin.

     
  • Anita Alvarez

    Patlak leads; Alvarez, Brown win big in CookNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrats continued their domination of Cook County's top elected offices Tuesday, with incumbents State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown appearing to sail to victory with considerable margins. With about 98 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results also showed Democrats prevailing in races for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board and recorder of deeds. Appearing to defy the trend was Wheeling Republican Dan Patlak, who was leading in a close race for the Board of Review.

     
  • Democrat Melinda Bush opposes Republican Joe Neal in the 31st Senate District

    Hot races to watch in Lake CountyNov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lake County voters will decide some particularly close races on Election Day. Key races include State Senate District 31, House District 59, House District 62, Lake County State's Attorney and Lake County Board District 13. Here's a look at those contests.

     
  • Endorsement: Nerheim over Kennedy for Lake County state’s attorneyOct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican Mike Nerheim of Gurneed is endorsed over Chris Kennedy of Libertyville for Lake County State's Attorney.

     
  • Endorsement: Alvarez over Yokoyama for Cook state’s attorney Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Democrat Anita Alvarez of River Forest over Republican Lori Yokoyama of Chicago for Cook County state's attorney.

     
  • Democrat Chris Kennedy, left, opposes Republican Mike Nerheim in the Lake County state’s attorney race.

    Candidates pledge to reform Lake County state’s attorney’s office Oct 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    As they have throughout their campaigns, the two men vying to be Lake County's next state's attorney sounded like crusading reformers during a debate Wednesday night in Grayslake.

     
  • Forum planned for Wednesday at CLC: Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates for three Lake County offices will discuss the issues Wednesday at the College of Lake County in Grayslake.

     
  • Candidates to debate Wednesday: Oct 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Political candidates who want to represent Lake County will discuss the issues in their races Wednesday in Waukegan.

     
  • Candidate forums planned for Waukegan, Grayslake Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lake County voters can learn where candidates for state and county offices stand on important issues at a pair of public forums next month. One event will be Oct. 10 in Waukegan. The second will be Oct. 17 in Grayslake.

     
  • Chris Kennedy

    Kennedy, Nerheim say reforms needed for Lake County State’s Attorney’s officeSep 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    With wrongful prosecutions of four men in separate cases making headlines, both candidates for Lake County State's Attorney say reforms in the office are necessary. Democrat Chris Kennedy, an attorney from Libertyville and Republican Mike Nerheim, a criminal defense attorney from Gurnee agree that the approach to high-profile cases needs to change but differ on how best that should be done. Kennedy wants in-house review, while Nerheim advocates outside experts. Both are former Lake County prosecutors looking to replace Republican Michael Waller, who is retiring after 22 years in office.

     
  • James Glasgow, running for Will State's Attorney

    James Glasgow: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for James Glasgow, running for Will State's Attorney

     
  • Joseph McMahon, running for Kane State's Attorney

    Joseph McMahon: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Joseph McMahon, running for Kane State's Attorney

     
  • Louis Bianchi, running for McHenry State's Attorney

    Louis Bianchi: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Louis Bianchi, running for McHenry State's Attorney

     
  • Robert Berlin, running for DuPage State's Attorney

    Robert Berlin: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Robert Berlin, running for DuPage State's Attorney

     
  • Mike Nerheim, running for Lake State's Attorney

    Mike Nerheim: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Mike Nerheim, running for Lake State's Attorney

     
  • Anita Alvarez, running for Cook State's Attorney

    Anita Alvarez: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Anita Alvarez, running for Cook State's Attorney

     
  • Dave Carlson, running for Will State's Attorney

    Dave Carlson: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Dave Carlson, running for Will State's Attorney

     
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