Lake Villa Twp. Teen Charged In Fatal Hit and Run
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A Lake Villa Township teen has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with a collision that occurred in June in Antioch Township. Abby C. Hansen, 18, of the 37000 block of North Hillside drive in Lake Villa Township, was indicted earlier this month in front of the Lake County […]

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Early Voting Ballots are Ready
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Lake County Clerk Carla N. Wyckoff announced that ballots for the November 6th Election will be available beginning Thursday, September 27 for those choosing to vote early at the Clerk’s office or by mail. In-person early voting at the Clerk’s office is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake County Clerk’s […]

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$10,000 grant will create Hainesville “gathering place”
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Hainesville will receive a $10,000 grant from ComEd and Openlands to convert a deteriorated prairie into a public gathering place, village officials announced this week. The site will serve as a centrally-located area for residents and the public to observe and appreciate native trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers designed to attract butterflies and other pollinators. […]

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Shoplifting tequila leads to eventual arrest of man eluding police
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Tequila apparently was the downfall of a man who Round Lake Park police say had eluded them for several days. Officers had been looking for Gary E. Reiher, 33, because they suspected he had violated an order of protection filed by his ex-girlfriend, police said. During the search, Reiher, of the 500 block of Eisenhower […]

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Kenosha man charged with sexual assault of child – Bond set at $100K
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A Kenosha man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl when she was 8 years old. Jose A. Ramos-Cruz, 48, is charged with first-degree sexual assault – sexual contact with a child under the age of 13, a class B felony, and first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12, […]

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Convicted of child sexual assault, Gurnee man seeks to withdraw plea deal
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A Gurnee man who was sentenced to six years in prison in July under a plea deal that had resolved a Round Lake Park child sexual assault case is seeking to withdraw his guilty plea, according to authorities. Rodrick R. Linnear, 36, pleaded guilty in mid-July to attempted predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, […]

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Stolen Vehicle Sticker Gets Grayslake Man Arrested
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A 56-year-old Grayslake man was arrested after he swiped a vehicle registration sticker from a person living on his street, police said. Grant Weston Boyer, of the 1500 block of Amos Bennett Street in Grayslake, was taken into custody after authorities conducted a registration check on his vehicle after pulling him over in Libertyville at […]

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Changes to prevent Chain O’Lakes flooding being petitioned by residents
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Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Property owners are petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to intervene in the management of the Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River downstream […]

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Educator from Round Lake School District 116 nominated for national award
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Teresa Steinhagen, a third-grade teacher and positive behavioral intervention and support coach at Indian Hill Elementary School, has been nominated for the 2018-19 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Steinhagen has been recognized in her community for her leadership and dedication. She collaborates with parents, staff and administration to lead PBIS, a program teaching students […]

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Round Lake Beach cultural center Fireside Chat Oct. 11
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Facebook Twitter Comments 0 Print The Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center will host a Fireside Chat with Metra officials on Thursday, Oct. 11. The event will start at 6 p.m. and feature Round Lake Beach Mayor Rich Hill, ​Metra Board Chairman Norman Carlson and Metra CEO James M. Derwinski. The cultural and civic […]

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3 years after it opened, final payment closes book on Rollins Gateway project
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Three years ago, a major traffic snag in north central Lake County was untangled with the opening of the Rollins Gateway project in Round Lake Beach. But it wasn’t until recently the most expensive and complicated road project undertaken by the Lake County Division of Transportation was considered complete. That happened Sept. 11 when the […]

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Vernon Hills man killed after pointing air rifle at officer
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A Vernon Hills man who was fatally shot by police last week pointed an air rifle at the responding officer and wouldn’t obey orders to stand down, according to a Thursday news release from the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. The Vernon Hills officer was responding to a domestic call at 1:40 a.m. Sept. […]

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Island Lake woman convicted of stealing $50K from employer
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An Island Lake woman faces possible prison time for stealing $50,000 from her employer, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. After deliberating for more than two hours, a Kane County jury convicted 33-year-old Erin J. Noffs of theft Thursday, the release stated. Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Kelli Schmidt […]

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Beijing Outraged and Russia warn U.S. of “consequences” for sanctions
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China said Friday it was “outraged” over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. China’s foreign ministry demanded the U.S. cancel the measure, as Moscow also lambasted the sanctions and warned that the Trump administration was “playing with fire.” Foreign […]

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Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding
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A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on Friday ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River. […]

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Rauner and Pritzker first TV debate of bitter governor’s race
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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker met for their first televised debate Thursday evening. The exchange underscored bad blood between Rauner and McCann that was exacerbated when the governor backed a failed primary challenger to the state senator’s 2016 re-election. It also gave McCann, whose candidacy is being funded largely by the […]

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