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Union accuses Lake County official of intimidationThe union representing employees of the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office has filed four complaints with the Illinois Labor Relations Board accusing Circuit Clerk Keith Brin of unlawfully intimidating workers and refusing to open contract negotiations with them.Last Updated May 4, 2016 3:38 PM
Waukegan attorney chosen as new Lake County judgeUpdated May 4, 2016 1:28 PM
Waukegan attorney Paul B. Novak has been named associate judge in Lake County, officials from the 19th Judicial Circuit of Illinois announced this week. He fills a vacancy created when the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Christen L. Bishop as a circuit judge.
Lawsuit claims police fabricated evidence leading to wrongful murder convictionUpdated May 3, 2016 6:05 PM
A former Waukegan man freed from prison last year after serving more than 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is suing Lake County, the city of Waukegan and more than a dozen current and former law enforcement officers alleging they coerced witnesses and fabricated evidence leading to his wrongful conviction.
Man is one step closer to new trial in North Chicago murderUpdated May 3, 2016 5:17 PM
A Chicago man who claims he was wrongfully convicted of a savage North Chicago murder moved one step closer to getting a new trial Tuesday. Recent DNA evidence shows Marvin Williford wasn’t involved in the 2000 slaying, his lawyers say.
Allendale employee pleads not guilty to charges in teen’s deathUpdated May 3, 2016 1:49 PM
An employee at a Lake Villa home for youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge he fatally choked a teen there during a struggle March 30. The trial for James Davis, 37, of Round Lake, is set to begin July 18.
Lawyer: Support for suspect in Barrington slaying has been ‘overwhelming’Updated May 2, 2016 5:43 PM
A Barrington man accused of killing his wife after an argument over a coffee maker will soon post bond and go free while awaiting trial, his lawyer said Monday.
As mosquito season begins, will Zika strike here?Updated May 2, 2016 9:35 AM
As summer approaches, will we get Zika virus in Illinois? That appears unlikely, but scientists continue to study mosquitoes.
Mosquito tidbits: First wave will hit in mid-MayPosted May 2, 2016 5:45 AM
A relatively dry winter combined with late April warmth and rain doesn’t bode well for avoiding mosquito bites when the first wave of the pests hit the suburbs in mid-May, experts say.
Is it safe to use students' thumbprints to pay for lunch?Updated May 1, 2016 12:57 PM
While students at a small but growing number of suburban school districts can quickly pay for lunch with a thumbprint scan, a leading civil-rights organization says parents should be leery.
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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
- 5th-graders at Prairie Elementary School in Buffalo Grove engage in conversation with award-winning author and former teacher Jim Aylesworth. Aylesworth visited the four elementary schools (Country Meadows, Kildeer, Ivy Hall and Prairie) to share his experiences and approach to writing a good story. The students were captivated by his enthusiasm and eagerly asked questions. This author visit was a coordinated effort of the Elementary School Learning Center Directors and was funded through the generous support of each schools’ Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO). Kildeer Countryside School District 96
- 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
- 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
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
- Girl Scout Troop 40523 delivered cookies to the homeless at JOURNEYS | The Road Home in Palatine. The clients felt grateful receiving such a special treat. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Women gathered for a wonderful luncheon at the Inverness Golf Club April 30 to benefit JOURNEYS | The Road Home. JOURNEYS provides supportive services to over 1,300 homeless and at risk families and individuals annually. It also manages the PADS shelter program. The "Garden of Giving" Women's Luncheon raised nearly $8,000. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- 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
- 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
- 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
- U9 Barrington Broncos Travel Team Spring Classic 2013 Champions: front row, James Ensign, TJ Swidorski, Ryan Anderson, Tommy Kondraros, Danny Sheedy; and back row, Justin Mirski, Logan Eisenbarth, Tristan Roney, Peter Maestranzi, and Brady Dern. Caroline Eisenbarth
- 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
- Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan will honor Hispanic Heritage Month with a large installation by Mexican-American emerging artist Katrina Davis-Salazar titled "Oración de los Números: Economizing Memory, Sanity, & Hours." This show will coincide with ArtWauk and also will include work by 23 talented member artists. Opening reception will be 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Dandelion Gallery, 109 S. Genesee St. Davis-Salazar's works will be priced from $12 to $500 and sold in interactive ways that resemble a warehouse sale. Katrina Davis Salazar
- In gorgeous weather for running Heather Nadeau of Chicago was the overall winner for women at the Sept. 8 5K race in Long Grove. Heather was running for the Michael P. Savoca Foundation, one of the 10 charities participating in the Long Grove Heritage Run/Walk this year. G Dorner
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- Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Debate Team members Elena Gutierrez of Waukegan (left) and Arminda Downey-Mavromatis of Gurnee, both sophomores, finished the season by receiving awards at the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association (ICTA) State Tournament held March 15 at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere, Ill. Gutierrez was the top seed (out of a field of 41) in the playoff rounds after achieving an 8-1 record in the preliminary rounds. She ended the tournament as a quarterfinalist. Downey-Mavromatis earned the 6th place speaker award. Kyle Schmitt, coach of the Lake Forest school’s newly revived Debate Team, is proud of its achievements this year. “We are liked and respected newcomers in the northern Illinois debate circuit,” he said following the state meet. Woodlands Academy
- Artwork by Woodlands Academy junior Erika Cerillo of Waukegan is among those featured at the Deer Path Art League Emerging Artists show in Lake Forest now through March 28. This is one of three exhibits in which artwork by several Woodlands Academy students is on display this month. The other shows are at the Lake Forest Library and the University of St. Francis School of Creative Arts in Fort Wayne, Ind. Woodlands Academy
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students Elizabeth (left) and Laura Bartusiak of Lake Forest were among the volunteers who packed meals at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville recently. In all, nearly 30 girls from the Lake Forest school helped out Jan. 17 at the Libertyville site, 742 E. Park Ave. Volunteers that afternoon packed 142 boxes which represented 30,672 meals. This amount of meals translates to enough nourishment to feed 84 kids for an entire year.
Woodlands Academy requires each student to do at least 70 hours of community service prior to graduation. Many students, though, are passionate about helping others and perform significantly more hours. Woodlands Academy
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