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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 […]

Pace Bus

Identifying Transportation Options Goal of Paratransit Meetings

Recommendations included hiring a full-time mobility manager to help people with transportation issues; establishing a late-night employment transportation pilot program; creating a countywide paratransit system; and working with private companies such as Uber and Lyft to create a subsidy program for rides for people in need. Public and representatives of different agencies and governmental bodies […]

St. Peter Parish in Antioch

Two Lake County Catholic Parishes Will Be Combined

St. Bede parish in Ingleside and St. Peter Parish in Antioch will be combined as part of a continuing restructuring by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Two other Catholic parishes in northern Lake County — Prince of Peace in Lake Villa and St. Raphael in Old Mill Creek — will remain unchanged for now, according to […]

JB Pritzer

J.B. Pritzker Wants to Tax You on the Miles You Drive

Possible double taxation and concerns about privacy are among the biggest criticisms against implementing a vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, tax. Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker brought the idea of tracking and taxing miles driven to the editorial board of the suburban Daily Herald last week as a way to pay for infrastructure projects in […]

David Rank of Round Lake

Round Laker Enjoys the Sport of Curling

David Rank, 42, a current member of the Racine Curling Club, got into the sport around four years ago, during the last Winter Olympics. Although Rank lives in Round Lake, Ill., he attended an open house in Racine and then played as part of the club’s short Olympic league that year. “That’s what really hooked me, is […]

Nancy Pahlman

Pistachio Shells Land Round Lake Woman in Jail

Spring Grove police find prescription pills in woman’s pocket after mistaking pistachio shells for marijuana Spring Grove police stopped Nancy Pahlman for speeding on Jan. 5, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court. When an officer mistook the pile of de-shelled pistachios in her passenger seat for marijuana, the officer asked her […]

Murphy Students Win $2,500 ComEd Video Contest

The video was one of eight finalists uploaded to ComEd’s YouTube page The Murphy Elementary 5th grade students produced a 50-second video titled “The Flash Flooders” in which they spoke about how the flood affected their school and their families, and how ComEd was there to help restore power to the area. The students in […]

Marilyn Hartman from Grayslake

Grayslake’s “Serial Stowaway” Arrested After Flight to London

Chicago police said Marilyn Hartman, 66, of Grayslake, Ill., apparently got through airport security without a boarding pass or passport Sunday, flew to the London airport and was detained by British Customs officials when she landed Monday morning. According to a release Friday, Hartman was sent back to Chicago and landed at O’Hare on Thursday. […]

The Flu Season in the U.S. is Getting Worse

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country This year’s flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. In New York, state officials say a […]

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

Those Seeking Tax Appeals Can No Longer Retain State Lawmakers Firms

State lawmakers prohibited from representing clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board Gov. Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order declaring it impermissible for state legislators to represent clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, which hears appeals of assessment decisions made in the state’s 102 counties. Calling the practice a “clear conflict […]

Saddlebrook Farms

Saddlebrook Farms’ Residents Voice Concern Over Taxes & Fees

State Rep. Yingling promised to stay connected with one resident who said would work with him and then keep the others informed At a Thursday forum, held at the Fremont Township office in Mundelein, the main topic turned to taxes and maintenance fees at the Saddlebrook Farms’ 55-plus community in Grayslake. Residents living on the same […]