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Antioch Incident Linked to Gurnee Shooting Death

Two crime scenes, two vehicles and one long barrel rifle. Sgt. Chris Covelli, spokesperson for Lake County Major Crime Task Force said, “The information they had is somebody was going door-to-door soliciting asking for money.” When Antioch officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, the male driver refused and instead rammed the police squad car […]

Woman Shot While Fleeing Police with a Long Gun in Gurnee

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said Wednesday afternoon that because both the Antioch and Gurnee cases involved a long gun and occurred two days after the bank robbery involving such a weapon, authorities “are looking to see if there is a connection.” Covelli said the woman was shot by Gurnee police […]

Police Surround Antioch Home After Police Squad is Rammed

Police activity has shut down part of Route 83 in unincorporated Antioch between Grass Lake and Beach Grove roads. All District 34 schools are on soft lockdown until the situation is resolved, officials said. This includes one school in Lake Villa and four in Antioch. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a driver rammed […]

Masked Pair Rob Gurnee Bank Monday Using an AK-47

Two suspects who wore red face masks and used an AK-47 rifle are being sought following what the FBI described as a takeover-type bank robbery in Gurnee late Monday morning. According to an FBI statement released Tuesday, the white couple escaped in a blue 2015 to 2018 Nissan Rogue from the Norstate bank at 5384 […]

Accused RLB Cultural Center Treasurer Seeking a Plea Deal

The former treasurer of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Foundation accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the nonprofit organization is prepared to accept a negotiated plea deal if she is accepted into the county’s alternative prosecution program, attorneys said in court Tuesday. Debra Knill, 46, previously pleaded not guilty in Lake County […]

Extended Ramp Closures at Grand & US 41 in Gurnee

IDOT announced that extended ramp closures will take place at Grand Avenue (IL 132) and US 41, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 29. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that extended ramp closures will take place at Grand Avenue (Illinois 132) and Skokie Highway (U.S. 41) in Gurnee, beginning Tuesday, May 29th, weather permitting. […]

District 116 Considering iPads for all HS Students

The Round Lake Area Unit 116 board is considering giving an iPad to every student at Round Lake High School next year and increasing the number of district middle and elementary school students with devices as well. If the board were to go ahead with the plan, it would be the second expansion of its […]

Dr. Constance Collins Named Superintendent of the Year

Round Lake District 116 Superintendent Constance Collins, who retires at the end of June, was named Superintendent of the Year by her peers Wednesday night. The honor came as a shock to Collins who gave a speech earlier during the Lake County Superintendents End-of-the-Year Recognition Dinner as one of four soon-to-be retirees. From the beginning […]

Vipers Bitty Ball Playoff Game and Awards Ceremony

These two videos show the final playoff game and awards ceremony for the Vipers Bitty Ball League in Round Lake. Please allow time for them both to load.  

St. Joseph School has been approved as a Common Sense School

St. Joseph School recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship ROUND LAKE, IL – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Joseph School as a Common Sense School. St. Joseph has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community […]

Matt Smith

Joy Lutheran Church Volunteers Build a Ramp for Matt

When members of Joy Lutheran Church in Gurnee heard about Matt Smith‘s plight, in being unable to get from his house to his garage for trips to the doctor’s office, they decided to help. Late last year, Matt was on a vacation at his hometown in Ohio where he developed an E-coli infection in his […]

Dakota Koch

Stolen Shoes Land Round Lake Suspect in Jail

The victim knew the shoes were his, as the shoes had unique markings. Lake County Sheriff’s officials report a Round Lake man was arrested and charged with residential burglary this week after the owner of the residence called police to report seeing shoes stolen in the burglary on the feet of a patron at a […]

Darrin S. Reed

Heroin Overdose Death Leads to 18 Year Prison Term

Darrin S. Reed, 33, will receive day-for-day credit while serving the sentence handed down by Judge Daniel Shanes on Wednesday afternoon, said defense attorney Greg Nikitas. Reed pleaded guilty in November to a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. As part of the plea agreement, Lake County prosecutors dismissed […]

Maksym “Max” Polishchuk of Round Lake, Illinois

Loyola Student Among Winners of International Art Contest

Hollywood Trip, Workshop and Awards Ceremony to Come Hollywood, CA – Maksym “Max” Polishchuk of Round Lake, Illinois, has been officially announced as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest. The contest, one of the most prestigious illustration competitions, is in its 29th year and is judged by some of the premier names in speculative fiction. Maksym, a Lviv, […]

Marilyn Hartman from Grayslake

Sunday Morning Arrest of Grayslake’s Serial Stowaway

Marilyn Hartman was detained at about 1:30 a.m. by police responding to a disturbance call about a woman refusing to leave the airport Marilyn Hartman, 66, a Grayslake woman with a long history of boarding planes without a ticket, was arrested again Sunday about 1:30 a.m. by police responding to a disturbance call at O’Hare. […]

Illinois State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith

RLASD-116 Part of Competency-Based Graduation Pilot Program

While some students need more time, others need less, so classroom structures and instructional practices need to change, said Susan Center, District 116 director of teaching and learning. Algonquin-based Huntley Community School District 158 and Round Lake Area Unit District 116 are among 10 school districts chosen for a pilot program to test competency-based graduation […]

Village of Gurnee

Zoning Update for Number of People Occupying Gurnee Dwellings

The Gurnee Village Board voted this week to add a definition of “family” to its zoning code The board voted Monday to adopt the following definition of “family,” as recommended in a memo from Gurnee Associate Planner Clara Schopf: “One or more persons related by blood, marriage, legal adoption or guardianship, or not more than […]

Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee

Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee Now Taking Reservations

Save up to 30%, the fun begins July 1, 2018 Great Wolf Lodge is having a party and you’re invited! Celebrate the opening of their newest indoor water park resort and receive up to 30% off the best available rate if you book by March 9, 2018 In need of a kid friendly resort near […]