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Sand Lake Road closureThe Lake County Division of Transportation will close Sand Lake Road to through traffic from Route 132 to Valley Drive for a culvert repair. The road closure and detour will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.Last Updated Oct 23, 2016 4:30 PM
Cedar Lake Road realignment sparks hope in Round LakeUpdated Oct 19, 2016 10:11 AM
After decades of wishful thinking, plans are moving ahead for the eventual realignment of Cedar Lake Road through downtown Round Lake.
Gift collection underway for Operation Christmas ChildPosted Oct 24, 2016 6:00 AM
Shoe boxes can hold more than shoes. The Operation Christmas Child project proves it with millions of shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toiletries and toys for needy children.
Coat drive for vets in Lake CountyUpdated Oct 23, 2016 4:20 PM
Since 2009, local police agencies and high schools have partnered with the Veterans Assistance Commission to assist veterans in need, which includes winter coats.
Video of Mundelein sex assault played in Reyes trialUpdated Oct 21, 2016 6:04 PM
Day four of Jose Reyes’ trial in the 2013 kidnapping and sexual assault of a child in Mundelein included videos and pictures that police found on his cellphone.
Stevenson High School club to host Parade to the pollsUpdated Oct 21, 2016 5:36 PM
Stevenson High School’s Political Action Club will host a “Parade to the Polls” on Saturday, Oct. 29. Led by the Marching Patriots, the group and interested community members will gather at 10 a.m. and march from the school to the early voting center at the Vernon Township center, 3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove. Participants should park in Lot E near the sports center by 9:45 a.m. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 24.
Lake County groups grateful for church’s financial assistanceUpdated Oct 21, 2016 4:18 PM
Lake County groups benefiting from the Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church’s generosity are grateful for the financial assistance.
The beneficiariesUpdated Oct 21, 2016 4:18 PM
These are the organizations that will share more than $700,000 in donations from the former Kirk of the Lakes Presbyterian Church.
Sisters’ memoir recounts growing up in suburbs with stepdad charged in cold caseUpdated Oct 21, 2016 6:14 AM
The story of Donnie Rudd — former suburban school board member, disbarred lawyer, con suspect and now murder suspect — has captivated us and many readers since his arrest late last year on charges he killed his teenage bride 43 years ago. But for a pair of sisters with roots in the Northwest suburbs, the revelations about Rudd are no surprise.
- Lake County state’s attorney candidates differ on office reforms
- Police lodge’s use of ‘sheriff’ creates dispute
- 14th Congressional candidates take different approach to guns, police violence
- Lake County sheriff’s office to host town hall meetings
- Comment on IDOT spending plan
- Early voting begins Monday
- Waukegan woman pleads guilty to killing daughter
- Public housing opportunities
- Trial begins for man accused of abducting, assaulting 3-year-old in Mundelein
- Business summit in Highland Park
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- COD Builds World-Class Electronics Trainers Funded by Perkins Grant
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- Get your order in for annual Corned Beef Sale
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- 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
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
- 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
- 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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