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  • Billy W. Moore Jr.

    Gurnee Tire & Brake owner accused in sexual assaults dating back 20 yearsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Tire & Brake Inc. owner Billy W. Moore Jr. has been charged in sexual assaults against two women that date back 20 years, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Moore remains held on a $500,000 bail at the Lake County jail.

  • Registration Deadline Nears for Free K-12 Science Teacher WorkshopApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Science teachers who wish to attend a free May 10 workshop on how to bring the excitement of NASA to their Earth Science classrooms should register by April 25.

  • Donald Schaefer

    Plea deal possible for man accused in Gurnee Youth Baseball theftApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The attorney for a man accused of stealing more than $80,000 from Gurnee Youth Baseball said he expects a plea deal in the case in the coming weeks. Donald Schaefer, 52, of the 17000 block of West Windslow Drive in unincorporated Lake County, was charged theft over $10,000 but under $100,000.

  • Kristina Kovarik

    Gurnee mayor addresses park plans to townshipApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik said she didn't mean to slight Warren Township government by keeping secret her plan to have a park named for the village's longest-serving elected official. Warren Township shares responsibility with the village and Gurnee Park District for what now is Richard A. Welton Plaza.

  • Brenda Zeck of Third Lake, from left, Sue Balthazor of Gurnee and Lisa Strong of Grayslake take a training run near Gurnee. All three ran the Boston Marathon last year, and Zeck and Balthazor will return to run it Monday.

    Suburban marathoners head to Boston with more purposeApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Shortly after running the Boston Marathon last year and scrambling away from the horrific scene at the finish line, Gurnee mom Sue Balthazor got to her hotel room and turned on the TV news. She watched coverage of the aftermath of the twin bomb explosions for only a few minutes before turning to her husband, Dave, and saying, “I have to come back next year.”

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • Ela Soccer Becomes the First Soccer Club in Illinois to Receive the 5-Star Competitive Club Award. Apr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    (April 10, 2014) LAKE ZURICH - Illinois Youth Soccer has awarded Ela Soccer Club with the 5-Star Competitive Club award. This designation complements the US Youth Soccer 5-Star Recreational Program award that Ela Soccer was awarded last year. Ela Soccer becomes the First soccer club in Illinois to receive the 5-Star Competitive Club designation and the only soccer club to have received both awards.

  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

  • Riders prepare for the 24 hour clock to start Wendy Petera

    Book Bridge Fundraiser a Huge SuccessApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Book Bridge of Lake County raises over $10,000 in bike ride

  • Kayla Hadfield, 7, daughter of Christopher and Eileen Hadfield of Algonquin, takes the stage at St. Mary’s Services’ fundraiser fashion show.

    St. Mary’s Services holds fashion show fundraiserApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    On April 6, the children of St. Mary's Services were truly shining on the runway during the adoption agency's first children's fashion show in decades.

  • Avni Patel, 4-H member of Busy Beavers in Lake County. Cindy Sarkady

    Local 4-H members part of legislative team in SpringfieldApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Avni Patel promoted the value of the 4-H program as part of Illinois’ delegation to the Illinois Capitol as part of Illinois 4-H’s Legislative Connection. Avni from Lake County was one of the 29 4-H members statewide who met with state legislators March 25 and 26 to show the impact of University of Illinois Extension 4-H on the lives of Illinois families.

  • Warren Township High School Hall of Fame NominationsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Warren Township High School Foundation is seeking nominations for the WTHS “Hall of Fame”. This award is given to WTHS graduates who have brought honor to WTHS through their career accomplishments and community service.

  • Gurnee Families to Host Students from ChinaApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Local families are needed to open their homes to high school students from China this July. Compass USA is running a summer program from July 9th-20th in Gurnee.

  • Current West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission chair Anni Holm pictured working on Plasti-City piece in 2008. Photo credit Tony Abasolo.

    ommission Members Bring Backgrounds to Volunteer AppointmentsApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Commission Members Bring Impressive and Accomplished Backgrounds to Volunteer Appointments

  • Downtown retailer celebrates first anniversary with expanded products and services. Courtesy of Little Details

    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First AnniversaryApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Downtown Retailer Celebrates First Anniversary

  • Joshua Smoron of Gurnee realizes he’s just taken second place in the championship round of the state competition of the National Geographic Bee, held Friday at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

    Gurnee, Oak Brook kids place 2nd, 3rd at state Geographic BeeApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joshua Smoron, a seventh-grader from Gurnee, took second place at the Illinois Geographic Bee Friday. Of the 100 fifth- through eighth-graders who competed in the bee, more than 30 students were from the suburbs. “It’s just amazing what these kids know, and at such a young age,” said Michael Middleton, Illinois Geographic Bee coordinator.

  • Route 21/137 work to resume:Apr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Weather permitting, construction activities will resume Monday, April 7, on the Route 21/137 project in Libertyville.

  • No injuries but break area destroyed in fire at Six Flags Great America WednesdayApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    No one was injured but an employee break area was destroyed in a fire at Six Flags Great America late Wednesday night. Authorities said the fire was contained to the one area. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

  • Richard Ryndak’s Badlands, 2013, a black-and-white digital photograph, was the winner of the 2013 CLC Student Art Competition Purchase Award.

    CLC’s Student Art Competition exhibit opens April 11Apr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    A variety of artwork by College of Lake County students will be on display April 11 through May 17 at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake campus.

  • Lake County Housing Authority opens waiting list for Public HousingApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Housing Authority has opened its waiting list for Public Housing scattered sites for the first time in more than four years.

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