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Lightning strikes Round Lake Heights students waiting at bus stop
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This morning at 7:15, three students standing at a bus stop waiting for their bus were struck by lightning. All three students were transported to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Their condition is not known at this time but it was reported to be non-life threatening injuries. Ambulances from Round Lake Fire, Lake Villa Fire […]

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Concrete recycling and composting operation coming to Rt 120 & Wilson Rd.
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From the Village of Round Lake’s recent newsletter: The Village owns 57 acres at the southwest corner of Route 120 and Wilson Road. The Village purchased this land with the intent it would facilitate commercial development. After a proposed development fell through, the Village continued to look for ways to attract development. Starting in September […]

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O’Hare protest a non-starter with several voluntary arrests
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A planned protest to shut down the Kennedy Expressway leading to O’Hare on Labor Day fizzled out as State Police outnumbered the few hundred protesters who showed up. With police vans and buses available to transport any protesters willing to cross the police line and interfere with expressway traffic, organizer Gregory Livingston and a handful […]

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No ‘Queen of Hearts’ winner—again
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MCHENRY, Ill. — It was another enormous “Queen Of Hearts” drawing Tuesday night at the VFW in McHenry, but no one went home a winner—again. Tuesday night’s jackpot was $6,077,599. Organizers said no matter what happens, somebody is going to win next week. Organizers said they’ll just keep pulling tickets until the queen of hearts […]

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Tonight someone will win the $7M McHenry VFW raffle.
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A final rush on tickets is expected leading up to Tuesday night’s McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts raffle, where someone will win millions of dollars. After building for nearly two years, the jackpot now tops $7 million, and the big prize will be awarded Tuesday. Organizers, a bit overwhelmed by the surge of ticket buyers […]

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VFW announces drawdown date for multi-million dollar raffle game
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McHenry VFW Post 4600 has announced a drawdown date for the multimillion Queen of Hearts Raffle. The club will host its usual weekly Queen of Hearts raffle 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. If no one wins, a drawdown will occur the following week, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, according to the VFW. A drawdown means […]

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Fake Buffalo Grove Chamber website causing official concern
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This is what can happen when you start using a new domain name and don’t keep renewing the old one (or you let your current domain registration expire). The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is now taking legal action to have this site taken down. The two Chambers merged in 2014 and started using […]

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Sorry, Tennessee, about the ‘Illinois Exodus’
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The Nov. 6 election in Illinois could sweep in a Democratic governor and an influx of Democratic lawmakers intent on changing the state’s tax structure through a constitutional amendment. The change would unlock Illinois’ flat tax and give politicians the flexibility to institute a graduated income tax — and then adjust the tax rates in […]

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Enjoy slow-roasted beef at the Grayslake Lions Steer Roast Sept. 9th
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The Grayslake Lions Club will serve the 55th Annual Terry Rockenbach Memorial Steer Roast on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Grayslake Middle School, 440 N. Barron Blvd., Grayslake. Eat-in, takeout, and drive-through meal service will be available from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. The meal will consist of spit-roasted beef, corn on the cob, baked potato, […]

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Round Lake Beach woman barred from using pistachio shell defense during trial
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A Round Lake Beach woman facing possession charges won’t get the chance to argue her arrest stemmed from pistachio shells she said police mistook for marijuana in her vehicle. Because 59-year-old Nancy Pahlman wasn’t charged with possession of marijuana, she will be barred from testifying that it actually was pistachio shells in her center console […]

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Law Enforcement’s Annual Veterans Coat Drive: 9/5 – 11/7
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Lake County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Veterans Assistance Commission, several local law enforcement agencies and many local high schools to collect coats and outerwear for the Lake County Law Enforcement Veterans Coat Drive. The collection period began Sept. 5 and ends Nov. 7. “I’d like to thank Metro Self Storage in Lake Bluff […]

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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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Safety sensors strand Demon roller coaster riders at Six-Flags
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Several passengers were stuck on a roller coaster Saturday afternoon in Gurnee when safety sensors stopped the ride and riders were escorted off. According to a Six Flags representative, safety sensors on their Demon roller coaster stopped the coaster during the initial ascent. All guests were safely escorted off the ride and continued with their […]

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches atop pillar of flame and races home on drone ship
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After yet another gorgeous and successful night launch and drone ship recovery of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, its Block 5 booster passenger have wasted no time at all in a bid to avoid the brunt of Hurricane Florence, currently nipping at the heels of SpaceX’s East Coast recovery. While Florence is now firmly aimed at […]

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