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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 […]

Round Lake Beach Rehab Suffers Fire Damage

The blaze appears to have been accidental with no injuries reported. A home that was being rehabbed in the 200 block of W. North Channel was reportedly on fire by a neighbor shortly after 11:00 am on Thursday. The owners son was in the process of renovating the property which started on fire when he […]

Treasurer of RLB Civic Center Foundation Faces Theft Charges

Debra Knill is expected to turn herself into authorities on Friday The treasurer of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Foundation faces theft charges after being accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the nonprofit organization, authorities said Thursday. Debra Knill, 46, was indicted by a Lake County grand jury Wednesday on three counts […]

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

Rauner Signs Bill Creating Women’s Division Within IDOC

The legislation requires the IDOC to appoint a chief administrator for the women’s division, incorporate gender-responsive programming, and address the specific challenges that female offenders face.  Gov. Bruce Rauner is building on his efforts to improve outcomes for individuals who are incarcerated in Illinois. He toured Logan Correctional Center, the female inmate facility in Lincoln, just […]

Millburn Strangler Construction Could Start as Early as May

In order for the Millburn Bypass (Strangler) to go out for bids, several parcel purchases and agreements are still needed by IDOT The Lake County Board on Tuesday agreed to accept the jurisdictional transfer from the Illinois Department of Transporation of nearly a mile of existing Route 45 — it will be known as Old Route 45 — […]

Round Lake village hall

Study Paves the Way for Pay Increases in Round Lake

The study also led to changes for the village’s 24 nonunion employees In December 2016 the village board hired GovHR USA to analyze village salaries, compare them to those in similar suburbs and recommend changes. MacGillis said he was hesitant at first but now is glad the village chose to pay for the study. He […]

Free the Nipple

Going Topless Heads For The High Court In New Hampshire

Three women who went topless at Weirs Beach in Laconia are challenging the city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the NH supreme court which is expected to hear the case Feb. 1. The state high court is expected to hear the case that could settle the debate over whether women should be […]

Woman Torches SUV

Woman Claims Torching SUV Was An Accident

Julie Gagne, 47, is accused of using a flamethrower to torch her SUV in November and then falsely reporting it stolen to Schaumburg police. A Barrington woman accused of using a flamethrower to torch her SUV in November told police she bought the device as a gift for her father and was assembling it when […]

Greyhound bus threat

Greyhound Bus Threat by Illegal Mexican

  A man who threatened to kill other passengers on a Greyhound bus Friday night was in the country illegally and has been previously deported. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, lives in Chicago but works at a restaurant in Milwaukee. The incident started around 9:40 p.m. Friday when authorities received reports […]

Traffic Speeds In Areas of Washington St. May Get Reduced

Speeds near the intersection of Hainesville Road and Washington Street may be reduced to 35 mph LCDOT has determined that the current 40 mph speed limit — which was the standard before Washington was widened to four or five lanes between Hainesville Road and Lake Street and was kept in place after all the construction […]

Home School Kids

Home-Schooled Athletes Have Alternative for Sports Activities

Sarah Murrens (right) of Home Run Kids looks to get around Elizabeth Coughlin of Woodlands Academy on Jan. 5 in Lake Forest. In many ways, Sarah Murrens of Libertyville is a typical high school sophomore. She spends her weekdays studying. Then, she heads to the gym to work on her basketball game in the afternoon. […]

Representative David McSweeney

McSweeney Wants to End Towns’ Spending for Conventions & Training

Barrington Hills Republican state Rep. David McSweeney introduced bills Friday to stop local government spending for conventions and training and state spending to rent booths at such events. Public safety would be excluded. A suburban lawmaker wants to stop local governments from spending money for elected officials and employees to attend conferences or trainings, saying […]

Sam's Club Closing Several Stores

Sam’s Club Nationwide Closings Include Six Local Stores

The members-only chain first made the announcement Thursday on Twitter after shoppers, employees and municipal officials had confirmed the news. Besides Wheeling and Naperville, stores are also closing in Streamwood, Romeoville and Matteson, as well as Moline on the western edge of the state, according to the layoff notices the company sent to the state […]

Lakefront ice

After Near Record Breaking Warmth, Temps To Plunge Thursday

Central and northeast Illinois will be under a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. until midnight, with freezing rain, snow and sleet expected After a brief respite from one of the most brutal cold-spells in Chicago history, the bitter cold, freezing rain, sleet and snow are coming back. About 12:40 p.m., the temperature at O’Hare […]

Drive Sober or get Pulled Ove

Lake County Sheriff’s Holiday Driving Enforcement Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducted impaired driving enforcement from Dec. 18 through Jan. 2 A total of 127 extra hours were targeted at traffic specific details. The following citations were issued, and arrests were made during the 16-day safety campaign: 66 seat-belt citations, eight child car seat citations, two DUI arrests, one felony arrest, […]

Illinois Representative Sam Yingling

Flood Victims Tax Credit Seminar Hosted by Rep. Yingling

Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Avon Township Center, 433 E. Washington St., in Round Lake Park from 6:00 – 7:00 PM To help victims of last year’s historic summer floods access a new $750 state income tax credit, state , Rep. Sam Yingling is hosting a free seminar. “This credit is only available for the […]