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Lightning strikes Round Lake Heights students waiting at bus stop

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.

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

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

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.

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

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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That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

A Trump-inspired GoFundMe campaign that raised $20 million to ostensibly to build a wall on the southern U.S. border will refund every cent. Run by Brian Kolfage, a veteran with a track record of questionable business practices, the project defied all logistical considerations with its proposal for a “simple and straightforward” plan to build the […]

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Manhunt underway after suspected gunman kills officer during traffic stop

Authorities are looking for the suspect in the killing of Newman police officer Ronil Singh, 33, Dec. 26, 2018. “If anyone has any information regarding the identity of the suspect, please contact law enforcement immediately so we can get this cop-killer off the streets,” Richardson said. The sheriff’s office described the car as a gray, […]

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Trump visits border, says he probably will declare emergency if no deal on wal

His trip came on the Day 20 of a partial government shutdown triggered by the president’s demand that Congress pay for a wall, which Democrats refuse to do. During a roundtable discussion at the border patrol station in McAllen, the president again contended – falsely — that he never said Mexico was going to provide […]

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Trump says shutdown will continue for as long as it takes to secure border

Twelve days into a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump expressed resolve to continue the shutdown for “as long as it takes” in order to secure funding he’s demanded to build a southern border.

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US ambassador to Russia visits American detained on spying charges

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman visited a U.S. citizen detained in Russia, expressed his support for him, and offered the embassy’s assistance, a State Department official told ABC News. It was a strong show of support for Paul Whelan, who was arrested on Friday by Russian authorities and accused of spying by Russia’s Federal […]

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Government shutdown by the numbers: Who isnt getting paid

It’s day eight of the government shutdown, and an estimated 800,000 people who work for the U.S. government are feeling the impact. In many offices, contracts are on hold, travel plans have been canceled and paychecks have been stopped as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats continue their standoff over Trump’s $5 billion border wall […]

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Hey, look, it’s a hamster wheel for your cat

This $1,800 hamster wheel from South Korean company Pet Ding promises to help your feline burn away those excess kilograms. There’s a small, color changing light in the middle of the track for the cat to chase, à la a laser pointer.

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Sorry, Tennessee, about the ‘Illinois Exodus’

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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Fake Buffalo Grove Chamber website causing official concern

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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Mega Millions jackpot grows to $415 million, next drawing set for New Years Day

Happy new year — you’re a millionaire! That’s how some lucky winner is hoping to bring in the new year after the Mega Millions jackpot drawing came and went Friday without anyone claiming the prize. So the next drawing will be Tuesday, on New Year’s Day, with a prize of $415 million.

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The world’s first foldable phone is real

People have been talking about foldable smartphones for years, but it’s finally happening. Chinese company Royole was showing off the FlexPai at CES in Las Vegas, and we got to play with it for a few minutes. It’s hard to say if it’s a phone or a tablet as you can basically use it as […]

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