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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 — […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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21 Arrests in 7-Eleven Immigration Raid

Despite 7-Eleven being the target in the latest audits, ICE’S Homeland Security Investigations Derek Benner said all employers are going to be susceptible to inspection. Federal immigration agents arrested 21 suspected illegal immigrants Wednesday after auditing about 100 7-Eleven stores as a part of four-year investigation into the employees’ immigration statuses. Acting head of ICE’S […]

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Study Shows Grayslake Among Best Cities for Families

The study focused on factors like playgrounds, affordability, crime, education and many others. Grayslake has made the list of Illinois’ best cities to raise a family, according to a recent study by WalletHub. Grayslake did well on the list, coming in a respectable No. 24. Much of the northwest suburbs made the list, which is […]

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Grayslake Senior Citizen Killed in Mundelein Crash

An 85-year-old Grayslake man was killed in a crash while riding his bike Monday evening in Mundelein. Ginzaburo Suzue, 85, of Grayslake, was riding a bicycle about 7:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Midlothian Road near Wrens Gate when he was involved in a crash with a vehicle, Mundelein police said. Witnesses told police […]

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