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  • Get rid of medications:Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Wauconda Police Department will participate in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

  • Frank Bart

    Wauconda celebrates progress on water talksApr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    A deal may still be months off, but Wauconda officials, residents and business owners are celebrating a newly renewed effort to bring Lake Michigan drinking water to town.

  • Emergency crews close Route 176 west of Fairfield Road near Wauconda due to a gas main leak in the construction zone.

    Route 176 near Wauconda reopens after gas leakApr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    A natural gas leak forced authorities to shut down a stretch of Route 176 near Wauconda for more than five hours Thursday. The road was reopened to traffic about 1 p.m., officials said.

  • Wauconda Village Administrator Doug Maxeiner, Public Works Director Brad Fink and Trustees Lincoln Knight and Linda Starkey attend the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board meeting Wednesday night in Lake Bluff.

    Wauconda, water agency to work with each other againApr 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Seven months after they unceremoniously told Wauconda to find another source for Lake Michigan drinking water, the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board on Wednesday voted to restart negotiations with the town. But the discussion that preceded the 9-0 vote included some strong words for Wauconda Mayor Frank Bart, whom the panel continues to blame for the collapse of the earlier negotiations last fall.

  • Wauconda Park District employee Alan Emmerich repairs the docks near the beach on Bangs Lake after they were installed this week. The harsh winter caused more damage to the docks than in previous years.

    Docks back in the water on Bangs Lake.Apr 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Work crews spent Wednesday repairing docks and piers on Bangs Lake in Wauconda that were damaged by the harsh winter.

  • Wauconda mulling public-comment rulesApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wauconda trustees on Tuesday voiced support for a plan to continue limiting public comment at board meetings to the start of each session. Some residents have asked for two comment sessions per meeting.

  • Sarah Ulrich(Left), Lexi Meyer(Middle), Emily Holmes(Right) Mia Ashley

    Wauconda American Enterprise Team Creates Presentation to Save MoneyApr 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wauconda High School FBLA American Enterprise Team presents to fourth graders at Robert Crown Elementary School.

  • Lake County water board meetsApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency board will meet Wednesday to discuss reconsidering Wauconda’s application for membership.

  • John T. Nightingale

    Wauconda police officers cleared in fatal shootingApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Wauconda police officers have been cleared in an April 7 shooting that left one man dead, authorities announced Monday. The officers were justified in using deadly force because the man they shot, John T. Nightingale, was pointing a loaded handgun at them and refused to drop the weapon, said George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

  • Which way to go? While heading to my car I noticed the in and out parking lot arrows at the Naperville Municipal Center and thought they made for a clean graphic monotone image. I held my camera over my head to get the most downward angle I could. While culling the images I decided to pick a frame where my feet showed, I thought it added something. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.

    Images: The Week in PicturesApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of Easter activities, including several portrayals of Jesus, and several appearances of the Easter Bunny.

  • Health Department Offers Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic in LindenhurstApr 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center’s Animal Care and Control Program, in cooperation with the Lindenhurst Police Department, will offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. until noon at 2301 E. Sand Lake Road in Lindenhurst.

  • Electronics recycling event:Apr 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Ela Highway Department is sponsoring an electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Knox Park, 1155 E. Route 22 in Lake Zurich.

  • 4th Fridays at The Starline Gallery celebrates 3rd anniversaryApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    This month, 4th Fridays at The Starline in Harvard, IL will celebrate three years of bringing a monthly fresh and fun night of art and music to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

  • 30 horses escape stable near WaucondaApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A stampede of some 30 horses gave residents near Wauconda a surprise Thursday afternoon after the equines escaped from a nearby stable and ran down roads and front yards. Drivers contacted police about 4:20 p.m. after seeing horses running along Gossell Road, Garland Road and Virginia Lane in an unincorporated area near Wauconda.

  • 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.

  • Home buy and sell seminar:Apr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    A free no obligation Real Estate Home Buyer & Seller Seminar is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Golf Farm, 2100 Route 12, Wauconda.

  • At the recent 65th Annual FBLA State Competition, 32 Wauconda High School FBLA Chapter members qualified for national competition in Nashville.

    Wauconda FBLA shines at state competitionApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Wauconda High School FBLA Chapter was outstanding in the 65th Annual FBLA State Competition on March 28 and 29 in Springfield. Wauconda High School had 90 students compete and 71 came home with top 10 awards.

  • Wauconda dispatchers get raises, but their future remains unclearApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The fate of their jobs remains unknown, but Wauconda’s police dispatchers received 2-percent pay raises on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • House near Wauconda catches fireApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    A pile of burning brush may have caused a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon in an unincorporated area near Wauconda, fire officials said.

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