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District 95 approves administrator’s separation agreement, resignationLake Zurich Unit District 95 special education administrator Sarah Danielewicz is out after being accused of insufficient performance.Last Updated Feb 12, 2016 5:20 PM
Lake County state’s attorney candidates discuss wrongful convictions issuePosted Feb 12, 2016 5:24 AM
Democrats seeking the office of Lake County state’s attorney gave different ideas on how to address wrongful convictions.
Mundelein High considering ending block scheduleUpdated Feb 11, 2016 6:41 PM
Mundelein High School officials are considering changing the school’s block schedule, which calls for four periods each day instead of the traditional eight.
Lake County kids connect with natureUpdated Feb 11, 2016 5:00 PM
Children got a chance to play with nature indoors Thursday at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago.
Lake County judges to be sworn in Feb. 23Updated Feb 10, 2016 4:54 PM
Three Lake County judges are scheduled to be sworn in at a public ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Zion man accused of firing gun during gang fightUpdated Feb 10, 2016 12:07 PM
A Zion gang member faces multiple charges for firing a gun during a gang fight in January.
Lake County sheriff offers citizen police academyUpdated Feb 9, 2016 5:16 PM
The next Lake County Sheriff’s Office citizen police academy begins March 17, officials announced in a news release.
Lake County board says it supports government consolidationUpdated Feb 9, 2016 5:15 PM
The Lake County Board is supporting a change in state law that would give it authority to dissolve some units of local government and consolidate government functions.
Stevenson High to offer healthier lunch options in fallUpdated Feb 9, 2016 3:53 PM
With an eye on student health, Stevenson High School will offer students fresher and more diverse meal options 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
- Children make pine cone bird feeders at the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) class, hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. During the first part of the class, the children used binoculars to look for birds and count how many they saw. Their results were tallied and added to a global database as part of the international bird count. Tom Benjamin
- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
- Culver's of Lake Zurich celebrated National Superhero Day on April 28 by honoring our local heroes. Members of the Lake Zurich Police and Fire departments were invited for a meal on the house, while the restaurant's younger guests could dress up as their favorite superheroes and receive a free Kids Meal. Along with them for their visits, police and fire departments brought a firetruck, ambulance and squad car for kids to view. The restaurant also offered games and face painting for children. Here, Daniella and Mason of Barrington pose with Lake Zurich Fireman Chris Hedquist, Hawthorn Woods Police Officer Sarah Canada, Lake Zurich Fireman Spencer Cornell, Lake Zurich Police Officer Pat Stone and Lieutenant Tom Peterson of the Lake Zurich Station 4 Fire Department. Mackenzie Kramer
- Face N Time takes the stage at the annual Alpine Fest in Lake Zurich. k gerdts
- The Lake Zurich High School Varsity Dance Team has qualified to compete in the 2013 Universal Dance Association National Dance Team championship in Orlando, Fla. next February. The team earned a placement in the championship while competing at the UDA Elite camp, held at Illinois State University. Team members are, from left, front: Julia Packer, Emma Light, captains Stephanie Monday and Carly Dust, Day-Day Jonaityte, Melissa Grizely, and Jenna Monday; middle: Morgan Kamins, Dana Matasek, Gina Bundra, Kendall Sharp, Olivia Carey, Sophia Gritsonis, Allison Dust, and Margaret Lotowski; back: coach Theresa Johlie, Emma Davis, Isabel Young, Abbie Theis, Michaella Andersen, Nicole Anderson, Suzanne Zborowski, and coach Melanie Ewanio. Laura Bundra
- Eight-year-old Noemi Avalos of Barrington has quite an audience during a recent tennis lesson at Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine. Twice a week, Avalos brings a throng of stuffed animals and treats them to a courtside view of her workout with coach Krisztina Anderko. Laughs Noemi's mom, Elizabeth: "At first she just would bring 2-3 animals, but then she told me it was unfair not to bring the others." Dave Silbar/SilbarPR
- Children look for birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual event at which bird watchers of all ages count birds to get a real-time snapshot of where birds are all over the world. The local event was hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. Tom Benjamin
"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
- Citizens for Conservation (CFC) volunteers started off the new year last Saturday by clearing brush from an oak woods owned by CFC. Dedicated volunteers have worked there for 5 years to clear invasive plants from the 6-acre parcel and have made good progress. Restoration has already begun on the site. Donna Bolzman
- St. Francis de Sales students from the play, "The Little Mermaid." Performances will be held at 7 p.m. May 17 and 18. Angela Mooney
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Hike at Volo Bog with daughter home from college Teri Herchenbach
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