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  • Teachers strike averted in Waukegan Unit District 60Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Waukegan Unit District 60 has reached a tentative contract settlement with its teachers, averting a threatened walkout that was set for next week.

     
  • Job search workshop series:Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake County Workforce Development announces a new job search workshop series, “5 Steps to Your Next Job,” to be offered monthly.

     
  • Adé Williams

    Waukegan Symphony Orchestra celebrates 40th anniversaryApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a performance at 4 p.m. on April 13 at Waukegan High School’s Trapp Auditorium, 2325 Brookside Ave.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Lake County Workforce Development offers job search workshopApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lake County Workforce Development announces a new job search workshop series, “5 Steps to Your Next Job,” to be offered monthly.

     
  • 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

     
  • Jose Horta

    Waukegan man sentenced to 59 years in prison for 2011 murderApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 21-year-old man accused of assisting in the torture and murder of a Waukegan man and helping to dump his body in the Penny Road Pond near Barrington was sentenced to 59 years in prison by a Lake County judge Thursday. Jose Horta, of Waukegan, was found guilty in March of holding a gun to the head of David Campbell at an auto body shop while others tortured him.

     
  • Electronics recycling event:Apr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Waukegan Public Library’s Off the Grid team hosts a free recycle event for paper and electronic waste from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, in the parking lot behind the library at Clayton Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.

     
  • Prosecutors: Wheeling man stole car from Waukegan dealership during test driveApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Cook County judge set bail at $50,000 for a Wheeling man charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Authorities say Martin Heydenburg, 51, failed to return a car to a Waukegan dealership after saying he wanted to take it out for a test drive.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Electronics recycling event:Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Waukegan Public Library’s Off the Grid team is hosting a free recycle event for paper and electronic waste from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 in the parking lot behind the library at Clayton Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Waukegan JROTC Presents Drill Down! on April 8Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Every year the Waukegan JROTC Corps of Cadets holds a drill competition and open house called Drill Down. This year’s event will be April 8 at the Waukegan High School Washington Campus main gymnasium.

     
  • Health department highlights its 2013 accomplishmentsApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    National Public Health Week, April 7 to 13, is a time to recognize the contributions of public health. Since 1995, communities across the nation have participated in this observance that is sponsored by the American Public Health Association.

     
  • Yuki Hirayama

    Local residents, businesses help Vernon Hills family after deadly crashApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Business associates and even those who didn't know the Hirayamas of Vernon Hills stood ready to help Tuesday in the aftermath of a crash in Arizona that killed three members of the family. Tomohiro Hirayama, his wife, Sachiyo, and their son, Yuki, died in the accident, while 9-year-old Rinka Hirayama survived. “We're heartbroken this young girl will go forward without her family,” said Dennis Fitzgerald, vice president of customer satisfaction for Yaskawa America's U.S. headquarters in Waukegan.

     
  • Children’s music instructor Susan Nierman, of Mundelein, helped Kensho Beasley, 5, also of Mundelein, play a trumpet during “Ms. Sue’s Musical Petting Zoo!” program Thursday at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein. Nierman introduced young children to a variety of musical instruments.

    Images: The Week in PicturesMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features kids' spring break activities, a gaggle of clowns, and Lake County seniors producing a cable television show.

     
  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

     
  • CCU hosts ‘The Psychology of Spending’ seminarMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Consumers Credit Union has teamed with BALANCE Financial Fitness and Consumers Cooperative Association, to host a no-cost educational workshop, “The Psychology of Spending,” on Thursday, April 10.

     
  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

     
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