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  • Miss Illinois entertains seniors in Vernon Hills Jun 28, 2014 11:10 AM
    Miss Illinois Marisa Buchheit’s performance in Vernon Hills ended with “The Kiss”. Mitch Lewin spontaneously kissed Buchheit’s hand as she ended her program at Brookdale Plaza with the song “Il bacio” (“The kiss” in Italian). “She held her hand out while she was singing and I just kissed it,” said Lewin, a resident at the senior living home. “I think I got a lot of smiles from my friends after that.”

  • Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 51 Recruits Jun 27, 2014 7:12 AM
    The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 51 recruits representing 37 police agencies in Northern Illinois. The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began this past spring.

  • Board approves $101 million budget for FY 2015 Jun 27, 2014 3:34 PM
    The College of Lake County Board of Trustees approved a $101 million operating budget for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1. The budget represents a 2.5 percent increase over the Fiscal Year 2014 budget of $98.7 million.

  • University Center of Lake County to host open house Jun 30, 2014 12:45 PM
    The University Center of Lake County has added a dozen new degrees and you can learn all about them at an Open House on Thursday, July 10.

  • Ash tree removal program in Libertyville expected to last a few more years Jun 26, 2014 12:54 PM
    Libertyville's fight against the tree-killing emerald ash borer continues this year with outside help. Village officials have contracted with a Wauconda company for $245,500 to remove 264 ash trees.

  • Vernon Hills officers kill dog that bit woman Jun 26, 2014 6:13 PM
    A woman was attacked by a loose dog Thursday morning in Vernon Hills, and police shot and killed the animal when it charged again, authorities said.

  • Intruders enter homes, vehicles early Thursday in three Vernon Hills neighborhoods Jun 26, 2014 4:26 PM
    Vernon Hills police are investigating eight burglaries to vehicles and homes in three subdivisions reported early Thursday. No injuries were reported.

  • Daily Herald among nation’s highest in readership growth Jun 26, 2014 9:20 AM
    The Daily Herald’s combined print and digital readership continues to increase, earning it a prestigious spot in the Top 25 Newspaper Audience Gainers, a national study released by the Alliance for Audited Media. The study shows the Daily Herald at No. 19 with a 2.3 percent increase in audience numbers.

  • Christopher Steele Foundation Makes Donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation Jun 25, 2014 7:17 AM
    The Christopher Steele Foundation, based in Buffalo Grove, made its annual donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation to support soft tissue sarcoma cancer research

    Summer-long child safety campaign helps parents, grandparents and caregivers create kids’ identification cards and install child safety seats

  • Call to visual artists Jun 23, 2014 7:03 PM
    The St. Charles Arts Council is sponsoring the "next" neXt gallery, a pop-up art gallery program. Visual artists are invited to submit their work for jurying.

  • Health Department Provides Hot Weather Health Tips Jun 23, 2014 2:53 PM
    June is a great time for outdoor fun and activities. But when the weather turns hot and humid, it is important to take precautions against heat-related illness.

  • Meet Karma’s New Executive Chef Paul Choi Karma Asian Food & Fine Wine and Karma Pub in Mundelein Jun 20, 2014 3:28 PM
    Chef Paul Choi is cooking up a storm in Mundelein as Karma Asian Food & Wines' new executive chef.

  • Motorcycle run to help supply drug to prevent heroin deaths Jun 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    With heroin deaths a rising concern in the suburbs, one organization plans a fundraiser this weekend to benefit a group that distributes free doses of naloxone, a drug that can help prevent deaths from overdoses. The group JA2SOON (Don’t Roll the Dice with Your Life) is sponsoring a 70-mile motorcycle run Saturday through country roads beginning in Crystal Lake and ending in Sycamore.

  • Library launching new service: Jun 20, 2014 5:17 PM
    The Libertyville-based Cook Memorial Public Library District is launching a new service that will give patrons free online and mobile access to movies, TV shows, music and other media.

  • Vehicle Show and Open House in Palatine to Benefit Local Animal Charities on June 21 Jun 19, 2014 8:14 AM
    BGV Motorsports and City Limits Harley-Davidson present the “Best in Show” Animal Rescue Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Fundraising Event and Open House, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at host venue, City Limits Harley-Davidson. The open house will occur from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the car, truck, and motorcycle show will occur from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event is free for community spectators. All show cars, trucks, motorcycles, and vehicle clubs are welcome. There will be a five dollar donation for each show vehicle. Event amenities will include food, vendors, a silent auction, live music, and five awards for the top vehicles and club. Donations will be accepted for canned dog food and treats made in the U.S.A., paper towels, blankets, collars, leashes, brushes, bowls, and toys at the event. All proceeds will benefit 501(c)3 charities Bombshell Bullies Pit Bull Rescue of Vernon Hills, Chicagoland Lab Rescue, Inc. of Oak Brook, and The Buddy Foundation of Arlington Heights.

  • Survey will document economic impact of county fairs Jun 19, 2014 11:59 PM
    Agricultural county fairs have a long tradition in Illinois, but the impact goes far beyond delightful squeals from children on the Tilt-A-World and sticky fingers from cotton candy. In a cooperative effort, University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, fair-goers in 15 counties will be surveyed to assess the economic impact of Illinois' agricultural fairs.

  • Menards receives tentative approval in Vernon Hills but details to be refined Jun 18, 2014 5:43 PM
    The Vernon Hills village board has given tentative approval to a Menards store with a promise it will hold the company's feet to the fire on several aspects of the plan for 18 acres at Gregg's Parkway and Milwaukee Avenue.

  • Tour the Jewish calendar during Sunday in the Park with Bagels Jun 18, 2014 12:57 PM
    Big Tent Judaism-Chicago and nine area organizations will answer this question at Sunday in the Park with Bagels, a free, family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Deerpath Park, 299 Onwentsia Road in Vernon Hills.

  • Congregation Beth Am Announces New Dues Structure Jun 17, 2014 8:09 AM
    After many hours of research and investigation of the best practices of dues and dues structure from synagogues around the country, Congregation Beth Am has developed a new, and very different 2014 membership initiative.

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