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  • Wauconda community center plan may take new shape with community input Dec 10, 2014 4:30 PM
    Voters rejected a $4.75 million proposal to expand #Wauconda’s community center last month, but proponents of the plan aren’t giving up yet.

  • Nominating petitions ready for Wauconda Park District hopefuls Nov 18, 2014 7:31 PM
    Nominating petitions are available for anyone interested in running for three seats on the five-member Wauconda Park District board in the April 7, 2015 election.

  • Wauconda voters reject $4.75 million community center expansion Nov 4, 2014 9:41 PM
    A $4.75 million plan to expand the Wauconda Park District’s community center was narrowly rejected by voters Tuesday. With ballots in all 10 precincts counted, unofficial results showed the proposal losing 1,813 to 1,741. “It was very close, and we knew that going in,” said parks Director Nancy Burton.

  • Lake County voters can decide ballot questions seeking more tax money Nov 3, 2014 9:51 AM
    Some Lake County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to pay more for proposals such as an upgraded recreation center, an expanded high school and public safety operations. In addition, voters will determine if Barrington and Lake Zurich should receive greater municipal powers pertaining to taxes and other issues.

  • Answers to questions on Wauconda parks referendum Oct 19, 2014 6:14 AM
    Wauconda Park District officials know the $4.75 million expansion plan for the village's community center isn't a lock. The community's reaction to the proposal — it would nearly double the size of the facility at 600 N. Main St. — has been lukewarm. The Daily Herald sought answers to important questions about the project. Here's what we asked and what we learned.

  • Endorsements: Yes to expand Wauconda community center Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses the Wauconda Park District’s call for a $4.75 million expansion of the community center.

  • Plethora of questions on Lake County ballots in November Aug 29, 2014 1:04 PM
    Residents in Antioch, Antioch Township,the Grayslake area, Lake Zurich, the Round Lake area and Wauconda will face local tax-related questions on ballots when they vote Nov. 4.

  • Wauconda may display World Trade Center beam at park Aug 13, 2014 5:44 PM
    A beam from one of the fallen World Trade Center buildings could be put on display in Wauconda. Mayor Frank Bart mentioned the plan in a recent electronic newsletter to residents. Now local park district officials are getting involved, saying they want to develop an appropriate display for the historical relic if it's going to be added to one of their sites.

  • Community center plan headed to Wauconda voters Aug 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    A $4.75 million plan to expand the Wauconda Community Center now is in voters’ hands. The Wauconda Park District board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to put the proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Wauconda parks proposal: Aug 11, 2014 7:23 PM
    The Wauconda Park District board will meet Tuesday to discuss a plan to expand the district’s community center at Cook Park. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the community center, 600 N. Main St.

  • Voters may decide on Wauconda Community Center expansion Jul 28, 2014 5:18 AM
    A $4.75 million expansion plan could nearly double the size of the Wauconda Community Center — but it would first need voter approval. The Wauconda Park District’s proposal calls for a 10,000-square-foot addition to the 21-year-old building in Cook Park.

  • Wauconda park jobs: Jun 19, 2014 5:42 PM
    The Wauconda Park District recently was awarded an Illinois Department of Natural Resource grant for the Illinois Youth Recreation Corps program.

  • Docks back in the water on Bangs Lake. Apr 23, 2014 5:54 PM
    Work crews spent Wednesday repairing docks and piers on Bangs Lake in Wauconda that were damaged by the harsh winter.

  • Cook to seek reelection: Aug 21, 2013 5:12 PM
    Robert Cook, chairman of the Lake County Republican Central Committee, announced he plans to seek re-election to that post in 2014.

  • Jean Ackerson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:20 PM
    Candidate information for Jean Ackerson, running for Wauconda Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Wanda Kadlec: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:20 PM
    Candidate information for Wanda Kadlec, running for Wauconda Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Adam Schlick: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:20 PM
    Candidate information for Adam Schlick, running for Wauconda Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Fireworks in Wauconda on Saturday Sep 26, 2012 5:23 PM
    Postponed this summer because of the drought, Wauconda's Independence Day fireworks show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the park district headquarters, 600 N. Main St.

  • Lawsuit claims discrimination against people with epilepsy Sep 24, 2012 9:26 PM
    Federal prosecutors are suing a Fox Valley-based group that provides activities for the disabled, claiming it discriminates against those with epilepsy.

  • Wauconda reschedules fireworks: Aug 29, 2012 4:59 PM
    Postponed because of the summer drought, Wauconda's annual fireworks show has been rescheduled for Sept. 29.

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