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  • HomeVestors names SNL Realty Top Franchisee for 2013Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    SNL Realty, a HomeVestors® of America (the “We Buy Ugly Houses® company) franchisee from Chicago, was recognized for achieving the top sales volume out of the over 400 HomeVestors franchisees in December.

  • Garden club offers scholarshipFeb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Grayslake Greenery Garden Club is offering its annual scholarship for the 2014 school year. The competition for up to $1,000 in scholarship money is open to any student who is a resident of Lake County, IL, and majoring in the field of horticulture or in a field related to horticulture.

  • Editorial: Elected board members should plug in with their colleaguesFeb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    At a time when government information, dialogue and accountability should be enhanced with technology, two school board members in Lake County are going old school. A Daily Herald editorial urges them, and elected officials with similar ideas, to think again.

  • Yarbrough’s milestone night helps Z-B to victory Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was a record-setting night on multiple levels at Mundelein. Needing 30 points to catch former Deerfield star Ryan Hogan and become the all-time leading boys basketball scorer in Lake County history, Zion-Benton senior forward Milik Yarbrough scored 32 points to lead the Zee-Bees to a 70-64 win over the Mustangs in North Suburban Lake Division action Tuesday night.

  •  Carmel assistant coach Nicole Stroup celebrates with Alyssa Legerreta after a vault during regional action Tuesday at Deerfield.

    Osowski, Carmel in command Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Anna Osowski led the way in the opening event for Carmel Catholic’s girls gymnastic team on Tuesday night. Osowski soared through her bar routine making one of her best moves, a “bail,” look easier than expected. She finished the nearly flawless routine and was awarded top honors with a 9.4. “I had a good performance,” said Oswowski of her move on the bars. “If you really stay tight and control your body, it’s pretty easy to do. You just have to stay with it. I have been doing it all season. The routine itself was probably one of my best routines. It was good that the team helped me at the end by cheering me on.” The rest of the Carmel Catholic competitors followed the lead of Osowski for a season-best score of 142.2 in claiming the Deerfield regional championship. Host Deerfield finished second (131.125), Warren was third (124.025) followed by Highland Park (122.575).

  • Each year, the Saint Hubert School sixth graders participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program and celebrate their commitment to making safe, responsible, and right choices.

    Saint Hubert School sixth graders celebrate the successful completion of the DARE program with Mayor William McLeod and Hoffman Estates Police Officer John Bending.

  •  Ileana Angulo of Round Lake Beach looks at artwork on display Monday at the Members Exhibition at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County in Grayslake. Behind her is a wooden sculpture called “Banana and Apple” by Robert Andrus. The show features works by 85 artists.

    Members art exhibition on display at College of Lake County Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County in Grayslake features the Members Exhibition through Feb. 23. The show includes works by 85 artists and a wide variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and other media.

  • Special Day for Residents in Northwestern Lake County to Enroll in Health InsuranceFeb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Enroll Lake County! has scheduled a special day in northwestern Lake County for residents to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. On Saturday, February 15, certified navigators will be available to answer questions and enroll residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Antioch Library, 757 Main Street and the United Methodist Church of Antioch at 848 Main Street in Antioch. Walk-in appointments will be available, but appointments are preferred, and can be made by calling: (847) 377-4999.

  • NIU Executive Leadership Forum

    Area leaders invited to Chicago “Lessons in Leading” conference Feb. 20Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The NIU Executive Leadership Forum conference,“Lessons in Leading Today,” allows business leaders to share leadership practices and discuss gaining ground in a global economy and achieving competitive positioning. The event is open to the public and will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Mid-America Club in the Aon Building, 200 E. Randolph Drive in Chicago.

  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Kicks Off On-Site Cookie “Booth” Sales Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    To kick off National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (Feb. 7-9) and on-site cookie “booth” sales, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is teaming up with the USO to launch Gift of Caring: Troop to Troop, an initiative to support men and women in the U.S. military by sending them a sweet “taste of home” - Girl Scout Cookies®. Girl Scout troops throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana are encouraging individuals and businesses to purchase and then donate boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to the men and women serving in the military. Customers can purchase cookies for the U.S. military troops at $4 per box. The cookies will be distributed directly to the soldiers.

  • Johnson helps Stevenson wear down Warren Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two early fouls forced Stevenson junior Matt Johnson to take a front-row seat and watch Warren senior guard Eric Gillespie put on a sizzling first-half shooting display in Saturday night’s North Suburban Lake boys basketball game. Johnson was going to make sure the big crowd in Lincolnshire and ESPN3 television audience had seen enough. Johnson nearly shut out Gillespie when he was guarding him in the second half as the Patriots rolled to a 66-51 victory.

  •  Grant’s Troy Parent, standing, wins the 132-pound final against Mundelein’s Sam Riportella in the North Suburban Conference meet on Saturday at Vernon Hills.

    Grant comes up big, wins NSC title Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was a total contrast as Grant’s little guys and Libertyville’s big guys battle for team supremacy Saturday in the 59th Annual North Suburban Conference wrestling meet in Vernon Hills. The Bulldogs held a slim 222 to 220-point lead after the semifinals before they were able to extend that lead to 243 to 226.5 heading into the finals. That’s when Grant’s lower weights took over as the Bulldogs won first-place medals in five of the first six weight classes to build what proved to be an insurmountable advantage over the Wildcats. Libertyville did put together a late comeback with some great results at its higher weights. But it was not enough as Grant captured its ninth NSC crown in 14 years 271-251.5 over the Wildcats, who’d won four of the past five NSC titles. Stevenson (124) placed third while Warren (111.5) was fourth.

  • Part of the performance by St. Francis High School in Wheaton that earned the team a spot in Saturday's finals.

    Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety teams qualified to go downstate, but now only 30 remain.

  • CLC offers Alzheimer’s info: Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The College of Lake County will offer a free class called “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Room T323, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.

  •  Libertyville’s Mariah Lee competes on the uneven parallel bars in a North Suburban Conference girls gymnastics meet on Friday at Libertyville.

    Mundelein makes it happen Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s been quite a while since Mundelein’s girls gymnastics team was taking podium pictures in the North Suburban Conference meet. The most recent occurrence dates back to 1982 — before Friday. After going unbeaten in conference duels, the Mustangs earned runner-up honors in the league meet at Libertyville. Stevenson took top honors, posting a 138.3. Mundelein came in at 137.525 and Libertyville was third (133.85). In the final league standings, the Mustangs earned the top spot, with Libertyville second and Stevenson right behind in third place. “We went in undefeated, and this was our first loss,” Mundelein coach Nancy Toland said. “Points coming in helped us out. We’ll take the win. “Winning the conference is something that I’ve never had as a coach, this being my 14th year. The girls are working hard and doing what they need to do.”

  • Vernon Hills picks up win No. 20 Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sydney Smith had 23 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists, and Vernon Hills’ girls basketball team hit the 20-win mark for the third year in a row with a 55-29 victory over host Round Lake on Friday night.

  • NSC stage set for Libertyville, Grant finale Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    People were expecting another showdown between perennial powers Libertyville and Grant Friday night in the opening day of the 59th Annual North Suburban Conference wrestling meet in Vernon Hills. And that is exactly what they got, as the defending champion Wildcats will take a 108-106 advantage over the Bulldogs heading into the final day of competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The semifinals are scheduled for 10:15 a.m. with the finals slated for 2:30 p.m.

  • Sloan, Libertyville savor special win Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Libertyville’s girls bowling team won its first North Suburban Conference meet in 12 years on Friday. That great accomplishment was especially poignant for the Wildcats’ Taylor Sloan. She’d undergone heart surgery in August but managed to make her way back to compeitition in time to contribute to the team and sport she loves. “Actually, it didn’t hit me until after surgery, three months afterward,” said Sloan, a sophomore. “It’s a weird feeling. I never realized I’d really had heart surgery, until one day, we watched a video in Driver’s Ed class. That’s when it hit home. I went home cried to my mom (Jennifer).” No tears Friday — just cheers and smiles for Libertyville, which won during the 6-game tournament with a team total of 5,125 pins, beating runner-up Warren by 38 pins.

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