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  • Show you disagree; don’t shop at Hobby Lobby Jul 31, 2014 5:18 PM
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: I respect the right of Hobby Lobby ownership to disagree with, and not personally use, any form of contraception they feel goes against their religion. I do have deep reservations against them imposing their views upon employees, however.

     
  • Special recreation team advances to state games Jul 31, 2014 1:00 PM
    On Sunday, July 27, the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County’s Special Olympics Softball team traveled to the Elgin Sports Complex to compete in the District Softball Tournament.

     
  • Darien Chicago Pet Show - September 6 & 7 Jul 30, 2014 4:57 PM
    Chicago Pet Show coming to Darien Sportsplex, September 6 & 7. Food mfg, pet services and lots of rescues! See fun acts on the main stage such as Magic Acts by Paul Lee, Jim Nesci & his alligator Bubba and Author of the Wolfkeeper Toriano Sanzone. 50% of gate goes back to pariticpating non-profits.

     
  • Railroad crossing work to close Route 120 in Grayslake Jul 31, 2014 5:16 AM
    Busy Route 120 just west of Route 83 in Grayslake will be closed for 10 days beginning Monday, Aug. 4, for rail crossing repairs. The lengthy detour for drivers will be Alleghany Road to Peterson Road to Route 83. "I usually try to avoid 120 anyway," said Grayslake resident Amy Shriberg.

     
  • Golden Retriever Rescue Group Hosts Comedy Club Event Jul 29, 2014 7:28 AM
    As Good as Gold – Golden Retreiver Rescue of Illinois will host a benefit comedy performance at the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club in Schaumburg on Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m.

     
  • Join the ‘Waukegan Cares Walk for Awareness’ on August 9 Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM
    The second annual “Waukegan Cares Walk for Awareness” 5K event will be held Saturday, August 9. Designed to raise awareness and support the Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force, the walk’s check-in time is 10:30 a.m. at the People’s Choice Family Fun Center, 2411 Grand Avenue in Waukegan. Walkers will step off at 11 a.m. after brief remarks by Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim.

     
  • Words On Birds Book Signing At Volo Bog Jul 29, 2014 3:31 PM
    Father/daughter team share their children's book, WORDS ON BIRDS, at Volo Bog on Sunday.

     
  • 2015 Lakeside Legends 9-14U Tryouts are Starting Jul 29, 2014 3:08 PM
    Lakeside Legends of Batspeed Academy, Northern Lake County and Southeastern Wisconsin's Elite Baseball Developmental Program will be starting tryouts for it's 9-14U programs.

     
  • 8th annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair comes to Grayslake Jul 29, 2014 1:06 PM
    Explore fiber arts at the eighth annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair Aug. 1-3 in the Expo Center at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

     
  • Advocate Condell welcomes Pain Management Physician Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Advocate Condell Medical Center is pleased to welcome pain management physician Jay Hurh, MD.

     
  • Glenn Simpson– Artist of the Month for Art Wall in August at Patty Turner Center Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Program Coordinator Jill Becker announces that Glenn Simpson, of Libertyville, is the August “Artist of the Month” for the Art Wall at the Patty Turner Center, in Deerfield.

     
  • Medical assistants train at CLC Lakeshore Campus for in-demand career Jul 29, 2014 3:11 PM
    Job prospects for graduates of the College of Lake County’s medical assisting (MOA) program should be strong, given the demand projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for these hands-on health care workers. Medical assistants perform a variety of frontline administrative and clinical tasks in physicians’ offices, including maintaining electronic medical records, entering diagnostic coding for insurance, drawing blood and taking patient vital signs. The BLS projects that employment of medical assistants will grow by 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average for all occupations. In 2012, the median annual salary for these health care workers was $29,370. “The college’s accredited and comprehensive training program offers a myriad of excellent career opportunities in medical assisting at a cost far lower than those offered by for-profit colleges,” said Deb Haasch R.N., medical assisting department chair. “Our students are well-prepared to work in this growing career field. The program’s externship offers an on-the-job training experience that often leads to full-time jobs.” CLC’s medical assisting program is offered at the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review board. Students complete an exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Recent CLC graduates had a 92 percent pass rate on the national certification exam, far exceeding the average national score of 67 percent, Haasch said. NorthShore University Health System (NorthShore) is one of the medical groups serving as an externship site for medical assisting students and often hires graduates of the program. Lisa Retherford, R.N., B.S.N., is a clinical educator in NorthShore’s Primary Care-Medical Group in Skokie, has high praise for CLC’s students. “Over the past several years, NorthShore University Health System has had many students from the College of Lake County’s Medical Assisting program perform their externships in our practices,” she said. “We have gone on to hire many of these students after having very positive experiences with them. We have always found them to be very well prepared for their externship experience. The students have shown proficiency in their technical skills as well as an overall level of professionalism.” Information sessions to explain CLC’s medical assisting and phlebotomy programs will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Sept. 10 and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 in Room S305 at the Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. Acceptance into the program is limited, and a screening procedure is used to select the academically best qualified students. The screening deadline is the last Wednesday in October (for Spring Semester admittance into the evening cohort) and the first Wednesday in May (for Fall Semester admittance into the daytime cohort). The college offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, the Medical Assisting certificate as well as a short-term certificate for the healthcare office assistant. For more information, contact Deb Haasch at (847) 543-2176 or dhaasch@clcillinois.edu or visit www.clcillinois.edu/programs/moa.

     
  • Grayslake residents treated to jazz at Centennial Park Jul 29, 2014 9:21 PM
    Grayslake residents were treated to a Ravinia-style concert Tuesday night in Centennial Park. The Mike Flack Octet performed some cool jazz as people sat in their lawn chairs and opened up their picnic baskets.

     
  • North Shore Rhythmics has two national champions, Coach of the Year Jul 31, 2014 1:00 PM
    North Shore Rhythmics gymnasts Laura Zeng of Libertyville and Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park became the 2014 junior and senior national champions in mid-July at the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jul 28, 2014 2:50 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a 7-year-old cop-for-a-day, a high school actress who beat a brain tumor to retake the stage, and several photos from the Lake County Fair and the Dupage County Fair.

     
  • Did rain-free run boost Lake County Fair attendance? Jul 28, 2014 4:27 PM
    The 86th annual Lake County Fair closed Sunday and though final attendance hadn't been tallied, fair officials were optimistic. There were no rain days and new additions such as professional lawn mower racing were said to be crowd favorites.

     
  • Images: Weekend at the Lake County Fair Jul 27, 2014 6:03 PM
    Fairgoers had plenty to see and do over the weekend at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake. Professional lawnmower races, Radio Disney Roadshow, live competitions, a craft beer festival and a demolition derby were some of the highlights.

     
  • Images: Friday at the Lake County Fair Jul 25, 2014 9:16 PM
    The Lake County Fair had plenty to offer on Friday, July 25. Friday's events included crazy cow relay races, musical entertainment, battle of the bands, food, rides and games. Plenty of activity in the livestock barns too.

     
  • CLC Lakeshore Campus prepares for future expansion Jul 24, 2014 3:37 PM
    With expansion of the Lakeshore Campus coming in a few years, the College of Lake County is preparing by expanding academic programming at the Waukegan campus and conducting an awareness-building campaign.

     
  • Monarch Landing Resident Wins First Place in 5K Run Jul 24, 2014 3:57 PM
    Kitty Ganzel is a resident of Monarch Landing, a retirement community which promotes opportunities for seniors to live active and vibrant lifestyles.

     
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