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  •  Former Marine Randy Lund now resides in Beach Park.

    Beach Park man recalls Beirut bombing on 30th anniversary of attack Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thirty years ago today, Randy Lund of Beach Park was a Marine stationed in Beirut as part of the multinational peace-keeping force in that war-torn city. He was a couple of miles away from the Marine headquarters and barracks when it was blown up by a suicide bomber, killing some 300 troops. “I thought a nuclear bomb had gone off,” he recalled.

  • CarnEvil the clown (played by James Caraway of Rockford) scares visitors to the new haunted attraction that shares his name. It's at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

    Thrill-seekers in for new scares at suburban haunted houses Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    CarnEvil in Hoffman Estates is the latest in a spooky series of haunted attractions doting the suburbs. Creators try to scare up fresh surprises each year, and anyone who loves a good fright will find plenty of places to go leading up to Halloween.

  • Tom Handyside

    Zion resident to seek Republican nomination in 61st House DistrictSep 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Tom Handyside, 24, has announced his intent to run in the Republican primary for the House Distrtict 61 seat being left open by Rep. JoAnn Osmond, who is not seeking reelection. Handyside said jobs, property taxes and pension reform were among his concerns.

  • Jason Patt

    Zion resident announces run for Lake County Sheriff Sep 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jason Patt, an investigator for the Lake County Coroner's office has announced as Democratic candidate in the primary for Lake County Sheriff. Patt, 35, a Navy veteran, becomes the first announced challenger from either party for the seat held by Libertyville resident Mark Curran, a Republican serving his second four-year term.

  • Jose Rebollar-Vergara

    Motion to dismiss murder charges in Round Lake Beach shooting denied Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Lake County judge has denied a motion to dismiss murder charges against a Round Lake Park gang member in the shooting of a Zion teen, despite the defense attorney’s claims police misled grand jurors in the case. In his ruling Monday, Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes said there was enough evidence against Jose Rebollar-Vergara, 25, to warrant a trial.

  • Jose Rebollar-Vergara

    Video of Round Lake Beach murder shown in courtSep 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    A video showing the March slaying of a 19-year-old Zion man outside of a Round Lake Beach convenience store was played in a Lake County courtroom Tuesday as defense attorneys tried to have the indictment of one of the suspects dismissed.

  • Jose Garcia

    Defense attorney questions video evidence in Round Lake Beach slaying Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Attorneys continue to debate who the triggerman was in the murder of a 19-year-old Zion man outside of a Round Lake Beach convenience store in early spring. Defense attorney James Schwarzbach filed motions to dismiss the murder case against Jose Garcia, 19, of the 600 block of Deepwoods Drive in Mundelein, because Schwarzbach claims important security video frames that show the shooting of Gabriel Gonzalez, 19, of Zion, are missing.

  • Tears roll down the cheek of Zion resident Kisha Summeries, mother of deceased 5-month-old Joshua Summeries, as family spokesman Clyde McLemore tells media the family wants authorities to continue searching for the baby's body.

    Zion mother wants search for dead son to continue Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The mother of deceased 5-month-old Joshua Summeries wants police to continue the search for her son's body in a Zion landfill, a family spokesman said during a news conference Wednesday. “We understand there's a lot of trash, but we ask they continue to search. (Kisha) can't have closure,” family spokesman Clyde McLemore said.

  •  George Houchin of Waukegan and Culver’s General Manager Jesse Jarrett in Zion.

    Culver’s manager, WWII vet friendship may lead to Honor Flight Aug 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Jesse Jarrett, the general manager of a Culver's restaurant in Zion, who struck up a friendship with World War II veteran George Houchin and then recommended him for the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

  • Demetries Thorpe

    Landfill search ended for body of missing Zion babyAug 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Police have ended the search for missing 5-month-old Joshua Summeries after spending the weekend searching an area landfill for his body, officials in Zion said on Sunday night. “The search and recovery efforts for Joshua Summeries have been terminated at the Zion landfill. Sadly, Joshua was not located,” said Chief Wayne Brooks through a news release.

  • Demetries Thorpe

    Boyfriend faces murder charge in Zion baby's deathAug 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    While police continue to search for the remains of five-month-old Joshua Summeries in a Zion landfill, authorities have charged the boyfriend of the boy’s mother with his murder. Police said Saturday morning at a news conference that Demetries Thorpe, 26, of Zion, confessed to killing the boy, placing his body in a backpack and putting the backpack in a Dumpster.

  •  Zion police continued searching Friday for 5-month-old Joshua Summeries, who went missing Wednesday morning.

    Zion police to provide update on missing baby SaturdayAug 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Zion police continued their search Friday for a 5-month-old baby boy missing since Wednesday, focusing their efforts on combing through garbage in a landfill. The infant, Joshua Summeries, was reported missing about 8 a.m. Wednesday from an apartment on the 2300 block of Galilee Avenue.

  •  Zion Police Officer Sabas Mercado looks through backyards on the 2300 block of Galilee Avenue for clues to the whereabouts of 5-month-old Joshua Summeries, who went missing Wednesday.

    Zion police fear the worst for missing baby Aug 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Zion police say they are fearing the worst regarding a 5-month-old baby boy missing since Wednesday morning. “Our concern and belief is that Joshua has been harmed or worse,” Police Chief Wayne Brooks said. “We are committed to using every available resource at our disposal, as witnessed yesterday when more than 200 law enforcement personnel responded to our call for mutual aid.”

  • Police are searching for this 5-month-old boy who went missing Wednesday morning in Zion.

    Police continue search for missing Zion baby Aug 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The search for a missing Zion baby will continue early Thursday morning, police said. The 5-month-old was reported missing from an apartment on the 2300 block of Galilee Avenue around 8 a.m. Wednesday. A caller indicated the “unknown persons” had abducted the boy, according to police.

  • Two men charged with Lake County home invasion Aug 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two men are being held on $250,000 bond after tying up two girls and burglarizing a home in Lake County, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Dillon F. Wood, 36, of the 1100 block of Fair Oaks Avenue in Oak Park, and Kyle F. Kennedy, 44, of the 3000 block of Elim Avenue in Zion, were each charged last Thursday with one count of home invasion, one count of unlawful restraint and one count of residential burglary.

  • $1.125 million dog bite settlement Jul 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    A $1.125 million settlement, said to be the largest for a dog bite in Illinois history, was obtained Monday for a 17-year old Zion teen who was attacked by a dog while riding his bike, according to the law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

  •  Camille Bejar, 28, was in the middle of nursing school when both her parents died from cancer. Today, Bejar says her career as a nurse for cancer patients is dedicated to them.

    Nurse works with cancer patients to honor parents Jul 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    The motto at Cancer Treatment Centers of America is to treat each patient like they’re your mother. Buffalo Grove resident Camille Bejar, 28, takes that quite literally. She lost both parents to cancer in 2010 in the middle of nursing school. “My mom was saying how it’s sad that my dad won’t be able to see me walk in graduation. And ironically, she wasn’t able to see me walk either."

  • Jose Mendez

    Man faces charges for damaging tires, then offering to help victims Jul 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Waukegan man accused of flattening the tires of unsuspecting women in order to assist them later has turned himself into police, authorities said. Jose M. Mendez, 31, of the 2000 block of Sunset Avenue, was charged with two counts of reckless conduct Thursday and remains free on bail, authorities said.

  • Family members leave Waukegan Regional Airport with the remains of their son Anthony Rose of Beach Park Wednesday. Rose was killed June 30 along with other members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots while battling a wildfire north of Phoenix.

    Firefighter who died in Arizona returns to suburbsJul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Firefighters from the Chicago area and Wisconsin gathered Wednesday night at Waukegan Regional Airport to honor one of their brothers who was among 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots to perish while battling an Arizona wildfire. "You could be anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world, and you meet some firefighter, you have that instant bond with them," said one of the honoring firefighters.

  • Prescott Battalion Chief Cory Moser, of Arizona, right, hugs another firefighter during the memorial service for Anthony Rose on Thursday at Congdon Funeral Home in Zion. Rose was one of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed June 30 battling a wildfire in Arizona.

    Last alarm in Zion for firefigher killed in Arizona blaze Jul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    The family of Anthony Rose was joined by hundreds of firefighters and supporters Thursday during a memorial service in Zion. Rose was killed June 30 along with 18 other members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots while battling a wildfire north of Phoenix. “All of this tradition and the fire trucks are for the family to show them the fire service is with them and for them,” said Justin Stried, of the Zion department.

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