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Zion man charged in crash that killed Hainesville womanA Zion man has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated driving under the influence for a May accident that resulted in the death of a Hainesville woman.Last Updated Aug 24, 2016 4:22 PM
Lake County Sheriff seeks deputiesPosted Aug 24, 2016 1:00 AM
The Lake County Sheriff’s Merit Commission is accepting applications for the position of deputy sheriff.
Learn about hummingbirdsUpdated Aug 21, 2016 4:39 PM
Learn about hummingbirds during a presentation by ornithologist Vernon Kleen from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenberg Road, Ingleside.
Grayslake Summer Days delivers on fun with food, music and paradesUpdated Aug 20, 2016 6:50 PM
Grayslake Summer Days continued Saturday in downtown Grayslake with parades, music, food, carnival games and vendor booths. Multiple bands took the stage and festival goers enjoyed bingo, go-kart races and a bags tournament.
Lake County assessors clash over property value hikesPosted Aug 20, 2016 7:22 AM
Cuba Township Assessor Rebecca Tonigan says her work to keep down property values has been “undermined” by an appointed Lake County official.
Computer expert testifies about X-ray evidence in Calusinski hearingUpdated Aug 19, 2016 6:25 PM
A computer expert testified Friday during a new trial hearing for a woman convicted of killing a toddler at a day-care that the creation date of an X-ray of the victim’s head shows it is not new evidence, as defense attorneys have claimed.
Live4Lali to host drug abuse panel in Arlington HeightsUpdated Aug 19, 2016 3:53 PM
The Arlington Heights-based anti-heroin nonprofit Live4Lali will continue its “From Use to Abuse: Drugs in Our Community” panel discussion series with an event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road.
Girls volleyball: Vernon Hills rallies past Grayslake NorthUpdated Aug 24, 2016 10:21 PM
Sophomore Kayla Caudle pounded 6 kills, seniors Grace Hutson and Sophia Lehocky added five apiece, and Vernon Hills’ girls volleyball team rallied past visiting Grayslake North 20-25, 25-21, 25-22 in its season opener Wednesday night.
Boys soccer: It’s a split for Grayslake Central at Vernon HillsUpdated Aug 24, 2016 10:19 PM
Two games in one day provided an early season test for Grayslake Central’s boys soccer team, and the Rams showed that they should be competitive this fall.
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- Nathan Cummings of Grayslake was the overall men's winner at the Long Grove Heritage Run on Sept. 8 with a time of 18:28. Nathan participated on behalf of OMNI Youth Services, one of the 10 charities participating in this year's event. G Dorner
- Nearly 100 fourth-through-seventh-grade students from St. Malachy School in Chicago visited Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest Feb. 7 for a day of events including an uplifting gospel liturgy, pizza lunch, talent show and a carnival. This celebration marked the latest chapter in a Black History Month tradition between the inner-city grade school and the North Shore high school dating back to 1996. Pictured here, students from both schools joined the combined choirs at the conclusion of the gospel liturgy to sing “We Shall Overcome” in honor of Pete Seeger, who passed away Jan. 27. Woodlands Academy
- Dr. Jerry Weber, president of the College of Lake County, gets a blue streak sprayed in his hair from Allison Brand, an elementary education major who volunteered at the 'Light it up Blue" Autism awareness event held April 2 at the college. College of Lake County
- The Grayslake Central High School Orchesis Dance Company performed their latest show "Collide " One of the featured dances, Diffusion, came alive on the stage with the use of water. Here, Hawley Hansen dances through the water as Ana Karris eyes the bucket on the ground. Jeff Goldberg
It’s countdown time for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 41st annual financial aid fundraiser, Congé. Modeling this year’s theme colors are (from left) Co-Chair Mary Oelerich of Chicago, Silent Auction Chair Alison Kohlmeyer of Lake Forest and Co-Chair Jean Olson of Evanston. The fundraising starts at 9 a.m. Friday, April 11, with online bidding at www.bidpal.net/Congé for a variety of exciting silent auction items such as four VIP tickets to a Los Angeles taping of Conan O’Brien’s TBS TV show, a Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick signed by members of the 2013-14 team and for wine enthusiasts, a 750ml bottle of Chateau Petrus Pomerol (2006). Online bids will be accepted up to and then as part of the silent auction that takes place during the Congé dinner event which begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Golf, IL. Silent auction bidding ends at 10 p.m.
For more information about Congé contact Woodlands Academy Associate Director of Advancement for Special Events Tami Rocha at 847-234-4300, ext. 226 or visit www.woodlandsacademy.org Woodlands Academy
- Alec Bath, who ran the Olympic flame for half a mile in Houston for the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, brought the torch he carried to Copeland on Tuesday. Bath, father of fourth-grader Colin, let students in Beth Weaver's classroom hold the torch and ask him questions about the experience. Carrying the torch was "one of the most exciting times of my life," Bath told the students, adding that he was randomly chosen by his Libertyville-based company to carry the torch as they were given five torch carrying slots out of 12,000. Bath, an engineer, was chosen from a group of company employees who were known runners. The questions that students all wanted to know? Did he drop the torch? He did not. District 70
- Libertyville School District 70 staff and parents volunteered Feb. 18 to give blood at Butterfield School through LifeSource Blood Services. District 70
- Face N Time takes the stage at the annual Alpine Fest in Lake Zurich. k gerdts
- Original fine art arrives at the Adler Center in advance of the May 16th A-List Speakeasy and Silent Art Auction Benefit. For tickets visit www.adlercenter.org/index.php/attend/gala/ Provided by the David Adler Music and Arts Center
- A fox was sighted roaming along Center Street in downtown Grayslake on the morning of May 17, 2013. Maureen McLaughlin
The 7th and 8th grade Highland Middle School Pom Pon Squad finished third recently at the Lakeside Conference competition.
Congratulations to the team members - Sasha Blake, Mikaila Corrigan, Sydney Donovan, Allison Friello, Nicole Haderlein, Madison Hartwig, Veronica Houle, Bailey Latka, Paula Magnuszewski, Jillian Ness, Hannah Schuler, Kylie Skie (not pictured), Anna Yachnin. The squad is coached by teacher Breehan Davidson.
Here the squad is caught during a practice.
Well done Hornets! Libertyville Elementary District 70
- Enjoy a beautiful trail run during the JCYS 5K Run/Walk in support of Camp Red Leaf, an overnight camping experience for youth and adults with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs. Runners will gather on Sunday, September 21 at 10 am at 26710 W. Nippersink Road in Ingleside, IL and run past the fully-accessible summer camp that includes a tree house; high and low ropes course, and zip line; lake front and pool; and year-round lodging. Registration is $35/runner and $10 for kids 12 and under. More information at www.jcys.org/5K. JCYS Camp Red Leaf
- Shot of a large ice formation in the water just off the shore at the beach along Fort Sheridan in the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. Jeff A. Goldberg, Grayslake, IL
"Local Girl Needs Help"
A little girl in our community needs help with medical expenses. Her name is Isabella Oliver. Please see her story at: www.gofundme.com/Isabellasjourney. "Give, and you will receive...The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." Luke 6:38. Friends of Isabella Oliver
- Students at Matigian Preschool in Libertyville were excited to welcome spring. The children colored eggs, made bunny projects and received a special visit from a mysterious bunny who left behind treats for the kids. A Sekili
- At the March 15th Great Foods Festival in Chicago, the Angelic Organics Learning Center presented Sandhill Family Farms' Matt & Peg Sheaffer with Mentor Farmers of the Year. Sandhill Family Farms is a certified organic farm located at the Prairie Crossing Farm in Grayslake, IL and Brodhead, WI. Matt Sheaffer
- Nurses at Advocate Condell Medical Center enjoy complimentary sundaes provided by Culver’s Restaurant last week as part of its salute to National Nurses Week. The tasty treats were provided by Culver's Restaurant owner Chris Searles (center), who owns locations in Grayslake, Libertyville and Mundelein. Joe White
- The women's team for Red Dot Arms participates in Lake Villa water fights
- The Men's team for Red Dot Arms participates in Lake Villa water fights.
- St. Mary of the Annunciation School in Mundelein held traditional May Crowning ceremony today. The students participated in a ceremony to honor the Virgin Mary as the "Queen of May." Fifth graders placed a crown of flowers on the statue of Mary. Jean Simpson
- Student artwork from all five schools in Libertyville Elementary School District 70 is on display at the Educational Resource Office across from Butterfield School. The art gallery is set up to rotate work with an art gallery at Advocate Condell Medical Center, which is temporarily closed due to a remodeling project. The artwork displays the variety of student creativeness, as well as the talent of the D70 teaching staff. Libertyville Elementary District 70
- Fr. Ron Gollatz, crossing guard for the first day of school, welcomes families to Transfiguration Elementary School in Wauconda. Fr. Ron Gollatz assists Nathan Christiansen and his mom. Jean Simpson
- Vernon Hills High School students' shoe designs for the Custom Culture competition. Design by (left to right): Ann Ho, Kathleen McLoughlin, Tiffany Do, and Olivia Weaver. Vote for their designs at http://www.vans.com/customculture/vote/top50/ Allison Molloy
- M. Curtis Whittington, a veteran waiting for a heart transplant, drove away in a recycled car Feb. 12 after being nominated by Tim Heiney, a case manager with Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services (LMVFS). The car was presented to the Whittington family at the 4th Annual Gifting of a Recycled Ride by CARSTAR Mundelein and their sponsors Esurance, 1-800-Charity Cars, Cottman Transmissions & Total Auto Care, Jack Phelan Dodge, MOPAR, Recycled Rides, Stafford’s, Keystone/LKQ, Atlas Car Wash, NABC, AutoZone, NTB, and St. Vincent de Paul. A reception was held for the gifting where local businesses and restaurants donated food and services. This is the second LMVFS client who has received a car through this annual program. The Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services program works through a network of agencies to help military personnel, veterans and their families face challenges, before, during and after their service to this country without eligibility restrictions. LMVFS is also a member of Illinois Joining Forces, an initiative formed to insure community level, military-culture sensitive support and services statewide. LMVFS is located at the Lake County Health Department, 121 E. Grand Avenue in Lake Villa, and has additional offices in Waukegan and McHenry. For more information, call: (847) 377-VET6 (8386). Lake County Health Department
- Spring has sprung at the Prairie Crossing Learning Farm in Grayslake. Seedlings are growing in the greenhouse in preparation for the May 18 Farm Connections Plant Sale. Erin Cummisford
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