Month: March 2017

AHC Earns 2017 Housing Counseling Agency of the Year Award

Round Lake Area News
Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County Receives 2017 Illinois Housing Counseling Agency of the Year Award The Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (AHC) received the statewide 2017 Housing Counseling Agency of the Year Award at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. The award was presented by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). “AHC provides an extraordinary service and is deeply committed to empowering Illinois households. Their work strengthens communities across Lake County, and they are a valued partner,” announced Audra Hamernik, IHDA Executive Director. AHC is a nonprofit organization that provides pre-purchase housing counseling, downpayment assistance, home repairs, affordable homes, rental assistance and foreclosure preventi

Dietz and Wilke Campaign Signs are Misleading Voters

Round Lake Area News
Campaign Signs for James Dietz and Terry Wilke are misrepresenting their true incumbency status If you know who your current elected officials are, you may think that you missed an election based on some of the campaign signs showing up in the area. For example, Terry Wilke is NOT the Avon Township Supervisor and James (Jim) Dietz is NOT the President/Mayor of Round Lake. Yet both are asking to be "re-elected". Wilke is a current Lake County Board member (District 16) and is running for Avon Township Supervisor. His campaign signs and I suspect his mailers, suggest that he be "re-elected". How do you "re-elect" someone who has never held the office for which they are seeking? It might be worth asking him about his signs at the upcoming Candidate Debate on Sunday. The only problem...

Machete Waving Suspect Arrested in Round Lake Beach

Round Lake Area News
Rodrigo Acosta-Cabellero of the 1500 Block of East End Ave, Round Lake Beach, was arrested on several counts On 03/12/17 at 9:59 pm. the Round Lake Beach police department responded to a Domestic Battery call in the 1500 Block of East End Ave. Officers learned a subject had been punched in the head several times and was able to flee the scene. Further information revealed that four other subjects were barricaded in a bedroom as the suspect in the domestic battery was now armed with a machete and the four subjects feared for their safety. Those subjects eventually escaped through a window. Responding officers attempted to communicate with the suspect, Rodrigo Acosta-Cabellero who then came outside towards officers as he was waving a machete and yelling for officers to shoot him. At ...

RLAS 116 Earns Pathway to the MBA Award

Round Lake Area News
COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 116 EARNS PATHWAY TO THE MBA AWARD The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Round Lake Area Schools Community Unit School District 116 its Pathway to the MBA (Meritorious Budget Award) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2016–2017 budget year. The Pathway to the MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and enhances school business officials' skills in developing, analyzing, and presenting a school system budget. After a rigorous review by professional auditors, the award is conferred only on school districts that have met or exceeded the program’s stringent criteria. Voya Financial, Inc.® is honored to sponsor the MBA and the Pathway to the MBA program for the 12th consecutive