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RLAS-116 Board of Education Achieves Governance Recognition Designation
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Congratulations to the RLAS-116 Board of Education. They are one of 24 to earn the Illinois Association of School Board’s 2018 School Board Governance Recognition designation. This recognition is designed to acknowledge those school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality […]

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Pace passes and Ventra cards offered for CLC students & community members
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The College of Lake County is a hub for five Pace bus routes, and discount passes are now available at LancerZone Campus Stores on the Grayslake and Lakeshore (Waukegan) Campuses. The Campus Connection Pass is a reduced-fare pass available for current college students. It is valid for unlimited rides on Pace’s regular fixed route buses […]

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Labor Day Weekend Traffic & Road Construction
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With the forecast calling for more July-level temperatures into the first week of September, construction season will feel right at home, as it not only continues into what is supposed to be early fall but is also launching at least one other major project locally, just in case we were getting nostalgic for the smell […]

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Daniel Catalano charged with violating sex offender registry
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Daniel B. Catalano, 34, of Round Lake Beach, is scheduled in court Sept. 18 to face Libertyville’s charge. Public records show he remains in custody at the Lake County jail and is still labeled “non-compliant” in the sex offender database. Libertyville police say officers responded to a domestic dispute at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 23 in […]

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Roberta Thomas reflects on her career as Grayslake library director
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Roberta Thomas led the Grayslake Public Library through many changes, from designing and constructing its building to increasing outreach to promote its services and expanding the idea of what a library can offer. She retired in June after 24 years as director, providing patrons the services they’ve requested while remaining fiscally responsible. “I’ve loved being […]

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Gary O’Reilly is calling it a career after four decades in the furniture industry
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O’Reilly entered the furniture business in 1972 as a worker bee in Fox Lake. A few years later partnered with a buddy in their own store in Round Lake Beach. That pairing dissolved and O’Reilly in the summer of 1977 opened a tiny showroom in Libertyville. He stayed 24 years, expanding to 31,000 square feet. […]

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Triple-record breaking roller coaster, Maxx Force, coming to Great America in 2019
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Maxx Force will be the fastest launch coaster in North America. It will feature the fastest inversion and highest double inversion of any roller coaster in the world, according to a news release from Six Flags. “The new Maxx Force coaster is in a class all by itself, launching riders from 0 to 78 miles […]

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Labor Day Travel: Steady Gas Prices
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“With Labor Day approaching, motorists could see a small swing toward higher gas prices, but any jump should not last past the holiday weekend,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokeswoman. The current national average for a gallon of regular gasoline sits at $2.84, the AAA Fuel Gauge Report indicates. In Indiana, the average cost per gallon […]

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Young Ambassadors Board opens Application Process for 2018-2019
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Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim announced that Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office’s Young Ambassadors Board (YAB) applications are now available. Students in grades 8-12 are eligible to apply. Applications are available online at www.lcsao.org and are due on September 7, 2018, at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be considered. Applications may be mailed or dropped off to: […]

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Gov. Rauner gives car sharing innovation a boost in Illinois
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Gov. Bruce Rauner said today that he sides with consumers on the issue of car sharing in Illinois. The innovative new service, where people rent cars from peers for short periods of time, often by the hour, gives consumers added mobility choices and is likely to result in lower prices. With his amendatory veto of […]

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Lake County Employees Spent Thousands Of Taxpayer Dollars On Food And Fun
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An examination of a year’s worth of statements from county-issued credit cards shows outlandish spending among some Lake County government employees, including a $2,000 steakhouse dinner. CBS 2 uncovered hundreds of county workers using tax dollars in an unchecked spending spree. Lake County has issued 260 procurement cards to employees, and CBS 2 found tens-of-thousands […]

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Convicted Gurnee felon pleads guilty to having handgun
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A Gurnee man will serve prison time after pleading guilty to having a loaded handgun in a van police suspected he was using to deal drugs. Christopher Czajkowski, 24, of Gurnee, entered a plea deal Tuesday and pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a felon. He was sentenced to six years in prison. […]

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Lake County-area men arrested for solicitation
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The Lake County Task Force went undercover at a Waukegan hotel after it used a web-based operation and utilized a classified advertising website that is regularly used as a medium for prostitution, according to a release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. One of the Lake County “johns” that was arrested for solicitation — Andrew […]

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No need for state to set minimum salary for Illinois teachers
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Lawmakers said last spring that new teachers in Illinois made on average about $39,000 a year. And the average teacher salary in the state was $64,516 in 2017, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. But those salaries also largely depend on where in the state these teachers work. The cost of living in […]

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