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Wauconda library evacuated after fire, no one hurt
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The Wauconda Area Library was safely evacuated Tuesday morning after a fire was discovered on the roof near the main entrance. No one was hurt in the 9 a.m. fire at the library, 801 N. Main St. Firefighters contained the blaze to the roof, keeping flames from entering the building. Wauconda firefighters were assisted on […]

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1 Dead In Lindenhurst Shooting
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A man was shot dead at a home in Lindenhurst early Tuesday, police said. Aurhorities were called to the single-family residence in the 300 block of Teal Road in Lindenhurst at about 2:30 a.m. for a possible robbery. Lindenhurst officers learned from the 911 caller that someone had been shot during the incident, according to […]

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‘I wanted to have a conversation’: Professor defends showing up to pro-life event with students
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A professor from the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, has defended her decision to show up to a pro-life event after two brief videos of the altercation were posted on the Students for Life of America’s Facebook page. The pro-life event was part of the #TheyFeelPain tour, a program geared toward educating students […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office Earns Triple Crown
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Sheriff Mark Curran is pleased to announce the Lake County Sheriff’s Office earned “Triple Crown” status with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA). According to the NSA, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is “one of only 44 sheriffs’ offices in the United States to have attained this status.” The “Triple Crown” designation is achieved when simultaneous […]

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Heller Nature Center to Showcase Moving Pollinators Exhibit
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The Park District of Highland Park plans to celebrate invertebrates. It hosts an open house at Heller Nature Center on October 20 (1:30-3:30 p.m.), showcasing a photography and art exhibit dubbed “Insect Pollinators”. The exhibit will be on display in Heller’s Prairie Room through October 31. The works in the exhibit were drawn from the […]

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It’s Official — These 5 Social Security Changes Are Coming for 2019
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Social Security beneficiaries are getting a 2.8% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2019. However, that’s just one of several Social Security changes that were just announced that are tied to rising prices. For workers, Social Security’s maximum taxable earnings are increasing, and more income will be required to earn a Social Security “credit.” Beneficiaries who […]

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“It hurt deep inside”: Cancer survivor says he was asked to cover face at South Carolina store
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A cancer survivor says he was brought to tears after a store owner told him to cover his face or leave on Monday. Kirby Evans’ daughter wrote a Facebook post about her dad’s experience at Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, South Carolina. Brandy Evans says her dad went into the store to buy something to […]

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Murphy Elementary seeking community help to plant donated trees
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“We’ve seen huge improvements on the inside of the school,” said Jenni Etherington, a longtime school librarian. “Now I want to do this for the outside of the school to make it nicer and more inviting.” Etherington, who applied for the trees, will be among the volunteers at the school at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. […]

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Mundelein Community Emergency Response Team to Host Weekend Training for Residents
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Lake County flooding, Hurricane Florence, wildfires in California, blizzards, volcanic disruptions in Hawaii…disasters and unplanned emergencies can happen close to home, across the globe, where family lives, or where you might choose to vacation. Do you know what to do in an emergency? Are you ready to take care of yourself, your family, senior relatives, […]

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How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—and How Badly
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AT THE END of last month, Facebook made a bombshell disclosure: As many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens—which keep you logged into your account, so you don’t have to sign in every time—stolen by hackers. Friday, the company put the actual number at 30 million. Here’s how […]

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Wanting more than ‘old white men’ in office, Libertyville plans to increase mayor and trustee pay
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Hoping to get more than “old white men” seeking election, Libertyville’s finance committee on Oct. 9 decided to propose an ordinance on Oct. 23 that would raise the pay for elected officials.

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Washington State Strikes Down Death Penalty, Citing Racial Bias
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“We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance,” the state’s supreme court justices wrote in a majority opinion.

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Police: Lockport sex abuse suspect arrested at Boston airport
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Michael T. Enoh had attempted to board a flight out of the airport, Huff said. Lockport police had him flagged for travel because they were concerned he would flee the U.S., he said. After Enoh was arrested, he was turned over to Massachusetts State Police and scheduled to be extradited to Illinois. However, the extradition […]

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Sears may be days away from bankruptcy
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Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, faces an October 15 deadline to pay $134 million on its debt. CEO and primary shareholder Eddie Lampert told the company’s board that it was crucial it restructure more than $5 billion it owes “without delay,” according to a recent regulatory filing. Investors are giving up […]

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Federal judge rejects McHenry Township lawsuit on road district referendum
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A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit trying to derail a referendum on the November ballot that gives voters the power to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Kapala released a written order Friday denying a request for a temporary restraining order to stop McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan from […]

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