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  • Off-year election is political theater Aug 18, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Waukegan letter to the editor: 2014 has brought us an interesting spectacle called an off-year election.

  • Catholic Charities Lake County seeks volunteers to be youth mentors Aug 15, 2014 1:08 PM
    Catholic Charities Lake County Youth Mentorship Program has made a positive impact on a dozen children already, but more mentors are needed before the 2014-2015 school year begins.

  • Police searching for Zion man after Amber Alert Aug 14, 2014 9:28 PM
    Police are still searching for a Zion man they say abducted his two children early Thursday morning, triggering an Amber Alert. The children were safely turned over to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Custody, but police on Thursday night said their father, Dejavonte Finley, remains at large and could be armed and dangerous.

  • Consumers Credit Union wraps up community outreach summer season Aug 14, 2014 10:11 AM
    Local credit union participates in variety of community celebrations and activities.

  • Smokey Robinson, Long Island Medium coming to Genesee Aug 13, 2014 6:34 PM
    R&B singer Smokey Robinson and Theresa Caputo, the star of TLC's hit show, “Long Island Medium,” will both appear at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan this fall. Motown legend Robinson performs in concert Friday, Oct. 3, while Caputo will return to the area Saturday, Oct. 25, to communicate with the dead before a live audience at the Genesee.

  • Ideas sought for new dog park: Aug 12, 2014 4:45 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District is seeking public input on development of a new 40-acre off-leash dog exercise area at Waukegan Savanna Forest Preserve.

  • Chicago man gets life in prison for 1994 murder of Waukegan store owner Aug 12, 2014 8:57 PM
    A Chicago man convicted of killing 71-year-old Waukegan business man Fred Reckling in 1994 was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Hezekiah Whitfield, 44, refused to attend the sentencing hearing. “The only appropriate sentence for him is natural life in prison without the possibility of parole,” Lake County Mark Levitt said in court.

  • Pedestrian killed in Waukegan Aug 11, 2014 11:10 PM
    A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday evening in Waukegan, police said Monday.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Aug 10, 2014 5:50 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features photos of parades, festivals, mud races and corvettes

  • Lakeside Legends 9U-12U and 14U Tryouts Aug 8, 2014 11:04 AM
    Lakeside Legends/Batspeed Academy holding tryouts for 2015 Season.

  • Bradbury fans want a statue of the late author in Waukegan Aug 8, 2014 6:45 PM
    Community activists and fans of famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury are hoping his Lake County birthplace will honor him with a statue. Bradbury, who died in 2012, was born in Waukegan and lived in the city until he was 13. He turned Waukegan into the fictitious Green Town in the book “Dandelion Wine” and in other stories, and he supported the Waukegan Public Library throughout his life.

  • Objection to petition of 62nd District House independent candidate upheld Aug 7, 2014 5:03 PM
    The Lake County electoral board on Thursday upheld an objection to the candidacy petition filed by Denise Rotheimer of Ingleside to run as an independent in the 62nd House district. She said she plans to seek a judicial review of the finding.

  • NRG to close Romeoville coal plant, modernize Waukean plant Aug 7, 2014 11:33 AM
    An energy company has announced plans to close one Illinois coal-fired power plant and convert another to natural gas to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company says the move will eliminate 250 jobs. New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. announced the plans Thursday. The company says it will close its coal-fired plant in Romeoville, convert its plant in Joliet to natural gas and install emissions control technology at plants in Pekin and Waukegan. The company took over the four Illinois plants in April when it acquired Edison Mission Energy. The company says the changes represent a more than $500 million investment that will reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions by at least 16 million tons annually by 2020.

  • About 1,000 kids expected at final Kids 1st Health Fair Aug 6, 2014 4:46 PM
    About 1,000 kids were expected to participate in Lake County's final Kids 1st Health Fair on Wednesday in Waukegan. Some parents and volunteers said they were disappointed the annual program is ending after 21 years.

  • Waukegan man pleads not guilty to accusations in stabbing death Aug 6, 2014 4:17 PM
    A Waukegan man accused of stabbing another to death outside of a Waukegan home in June pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder in Lake County court Wednesday. Juan Guajardo, 39, faces 20 to 60 years in prison if convicted at trial. He was also charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.

  • Waukegan woman sentenced to probation for assisting in kidnapping North Chicago woman Aug 5, 2014 4:51 PM
    A Waukegan woman was sentenced to 24 months of probation and electronic home monitoring in Lake County court Tuesday for helping a family member in the beating and sexual assault of a North Chicago woman in January 2013. Natilie Myers, 33, said during her sentencing hearing she was “deeply apologetic” for the attack.

  • Decades-long effort to clean Waukegan Harbor is complete, state, federal and local officials announce Aug 5, 2014 5:54 PM
    Local, state and federal authorities gathered in Waukegan on Tuesday to celebrate the end of a decades-long effort to clean the city’s polluted harbor.

  • Nic Scandrett named College of Lake County Athletic Director Aug 5, 2014 3:01 PM
    The College of Lake County has hired a new athletic director, Nic Scandrett of Story City, Iowa. Scandrett has worked as assistant commissioner/sports information director for the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference since 2007. He starts at the college on Aug. 13.

  • New CLC exhibit features paintings by Chicago artist Esperanza Gama Aug 5, 2014 3:02 PM
    new exhibit of paintings called Esperanza Gama: A Series of Memories, will be on display at the College of Lake County’s Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art from Aug. 14 to Sept. 28.

  • Waukegan considering statue to honor Ray Bradbury Aug 5, 2014 6:10 AM
    Waukegan is considering a new way to honor famed author Ray Bradbury. Bradbury lived in Waukegan until age 13. He wrote several books, including “Dandelion Wine,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes and “Farewell Summer.” Waukegan holds annual festivals in his honor. It also has a park and creative contest that bear his name. Now members of the community are raising money to commission a bronze statue of Bradbury. The statue would be placed downtown, possibly near the Waukegan Public Library. Bradbury left his personal book collection to the library when he died. Richard Lee is the library’s executive director and chairman of the committee working on the statue. He says “Bradbury’s passion for reading and learning would be an inspiration to the community.”

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