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  • FullScore Chamber Orchestra announces its Christmas concert Nov 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    FullScore Chamber Orchestra announces "The Light Has Come' - it's annual Christmas celebration concerts featuring the one-act opera "Amol and the Night Visitors" and holiday music of Manheim Steamroller.

     
  • North Chicago man charged in police chase, armed robberies Nov 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    A North Chicago man is in custody after fleeing from the scene of an armed robbery and leading police on a car chase through Waukegan, Zion and Winthrop Harbor Thursday, according to police. Waukegan police officers responded at 12:39 p.m. to an armed robbery alarm and a 911 call reporting an armed suspect had forced employees to a backroom and demanded cash at a Payday Loans store at 2510 Grand Avenue.

     
  • Bicyclist found dead in Beach Park Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    A bicyclist found dead Nov. 3 near the Robert McClory bike path in Beach Park was identified Wednesday as Hector M. Escobar, 39, of Zion. Authorities say it appears Escobar lost control of his bicycle and crashed, suffering fatal injuries.

     
  • 15-year-old boy killed, 26-year-old woman wounded in Sunday morning shooting in Zion Oct 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Zion police have identified the fatal shooting victim at a party early Sunday morning as a 15-year-old boy, authorities said Monday. Adarius Green, of the 3000 block of Gilead Avenue in Zion, was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Zion Police Chief Wayne Brooks said in a news release.

     
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Zion shooting Oct 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    A shooting at a party in Zion left one person dead and another injured early Sunday morning, police said. The Zion Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Gilboa Avenue at 12:54 a.m. Sunday for multiple reports of gun shots being fired.

     
  •  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.

     
  •  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.

     
  • 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 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.

     
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