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  • Weekend picks: Blues rockers Mutts play Roundhouse Nov 7, 2014 2:39 PM
    Chicago blues rockers Mutts bring their whiskey-soaked songs to Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performs with opener Raining Jane at the Chicago Theatre Friday and Saturday. And country music legend Kenny Rogers performs the greatest hits from his career in his “Through The Years World Tour” tonight at the Genesee Theatre.

  • Sedgebrook residents take part in own Ironman challenge Nov 7, 2014 8:41 AM
    The Ironman Triathlon is widely considered to be among the most challenging athletic events in the world. Sedgebrook introduced a modified, but still impressive version of the Ironman/Ironwoman this summer, with approximately 40 residents signing on.

  • Longtime priest faced accusations from three suburban parishes Nov 6, 2014 4:51 PM
    The Rev. John Hefferan served 11 Catholic parishes from the far South suburbs to the northernmost reaches of Lake County during his more than four decades as a priest. In at least three of those stops, according to a 311-page report released by the Archdiocese of Chicago on Thursday, parishioners accused Hefferan of sexual misconduct.

  • Woodlands Academy to host open house Nov. 11 Nov 6, 2014 1:02 PM
    Learn about the dynamic educational experience at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart during an open house Tuesday, Nov. 11.

  • More sexual abuse complaints about former priest who served in Wauconda, Bartlett, Waukegan Nov 6, 2014 3:21 PM
    Complaints about a former suburban priest’s sexual abuse of children have been periodically received by the Archdiocese of Chicago since initial allegations became public in 2002, according to documents released Thursday. Previously secret files on the Rev. James Ray show the most recent claim about him molesting a boy was received by the archdiocese last January. The document states the possible abuse occurred while Ray was associate pastor at Transfiguration Parish in Wauconda from 1989 to 1991.

  • Montessori students in Gurnee use garden to give back to others Nov 5, 2014 1:48 PM
    The students at Country Meadows Montessori School have donated more than 100 pounds of produce harvested from the Country Meadows Giving Garden to the Mount Sinai Baptist Church Food Pantry in North Chicago.

  • Waukegan man guilty in woman’s 2010 murder Nov 5, 2014 5:04 PM
    A Lake County jury found a Waukegan man guilty of gunning down a woman while she was standing on a second-story porch in 2010. Jamell Smith, now 21, faces up to life in prison when he returns to court to be sentenced Dec. 17, for shooting Amy Williams in the 700 block of Walnut Street.

  • Weekend picks: See Franco, O'Dowd in 'Mice' onscreen Nov 6, 2014 3:28 PM
    James Franco and Chris O'Dowd's smash performances in "Of Mice and Men" were filmed on Broadway and are being screened at select movie theaters in the suburbs and city Thursday. Aquatic Experience Chicago promises seminars, displays and some hands-on encounters for aquarium hobbyists at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg.

  • Elgin spends $18,400 in a year on city officials attending fundraisers Nov 4, 2014 5:12 AM
    The city of Elgin spends money on tickets for fundraising events attended by council members and their spouses, an uncommon practice among other suburbs. The city spent $18,400 from mid-September 2013 to mid-September 2014 on tickets for breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, golf outings and other events benefiting nonprofit agencies, according to information obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.

  • Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award Nov 4, 2014 11:37 AM
    Friendship Village has received the Village of Schaumburg’s Most Improved Landscaping /Residential Award

  • Nov. 14 to Dec. 14: CLC faculty art on display Nov 4, 2014 5:34 PM
    A large variety of visually sophisticated and conceptually engaging artwork created by College of Lake County full-time and adjunct art faculty members will be on display from Nov. 14 to Dec. 14 in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC.

  • CLC Board of Trustees News: College earns gold award for going green Nov 4, 2014 5:34 PM
    The College of Lake County has received a gold award for campus sustainability from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CLC Board Chairman Amanda Howland announced at the Oct. 28 Board of Trustees meeting on the Lakeshore Campus.

  • Enroll Lake County! Kicks Off New Enrollment Period With Two Events, Nov. 15 Nov 4, 2014 5:33 PM
    The next enrollment period for the health insurance Marketplace is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.

  • History of Philosophy class offered by CLC Discovery Program Nov 4, 2014 5:33 PM
    Learn about the history of philosophy while tracing the ideas that have shaped western thought from ancient Greece to modern times.

  • Waukegan man shot, killed by police in NorthShore Highland Park Hospital ER Nov 3, 2014 6:43 PM
    A Waukegan man who authorities said was armed with a handgun was shot and killed by police officers inside NorthShore Highland Park Hospital early Monday, authorities said. Christopher M. Anderson, 27, brandished the gun after becoming “aggressive” with hospital staff, police said. He was shot after refusing to drop the weapon, said George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

  • Hair Cuttery’s Share-a-Haircut program to benefit veterans Nov 3, 2014 9:49 PM
    This Veterans Day, Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is giving back to former service men and women through its Share-a-Haircut program.

  • Classic Cinemas to honor veterans with free movie Nov. 11 Nov 3, 2014 4:02 PM
    Classic Cinemas will honor the nation's military veterans by inviting them to a free movie on Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The offer is open to all veterans who have served in any branch of the military. Veterans are asked to present their military IDs at the theater of their choice.

  • Closing schools for a month is absurd Nov 2, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elmhurst letter to the editor: The Waukegan City Administration and the PTA seems to have a dim view of the educational system. Walking the picket line is one thing, but keeping schools closed for a month is ridiculous.

  • Health insurance enrollment in Lake County Nov 2, 2014 4:22 PM
    The next enrollment period for the health insurance Marketplace is Nov. 15 through Feb. 15, 2015. On Nov. 15, navigators with the Enroll Lake County! program will be available to educate and enroll residents at two events.

  • Suburban teen releases song/video for Chronic Pain Awareness Nov. 2 Oct 31, 2014 6:12 PM
    A local 14-year-old girl wrote, recorded and released a song on iTunes and a music video on YouTube to create awareness for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome. The song, written by Danielle Stratton, is about her struggle with chronic pain over the last four years.

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