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Round Laker Enjoys the Sport of Curling
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David Rank, 42, a current member of the Racine Curling Club, got into the sport around four years ago, during the last Winter Olympics. Although Rank lives in Round Lake, Ill., he attended an open house in Racine and then played as part of the club’s short Olympic league that year. “That’s what really hooked me, is […]

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Pistachio Shells Land Round Lake Woman in Jail
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Spring Grove police find prescription pills in woman’s pocket after mistaking pistachio shells for marijuana Spring Grove police stopped Nancy Pahlman for speeding on Jan. 5, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court. When an officer mistook the pile of de-shelled pistachios in her passenger seat for marijuana, the officer asked her […]

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Murphy Students Win $2,500 ComEd Video Contest
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The video was one of eight finalists uploaded to ComEd’s YouTube page The Murphy Elementary 5th grade students produced a 50-second video titled “The Flash Flooders” in which they spoke about how the flood affected their school and their families, and how ComEd was there to help restore power to the area. The students in […]

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Grayslake’s “Serial Stowaway” Arrested After Flight to London
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Chicago police said Marilyn Hartman, 66, of Grayslake, Ill., apparently got through airport security without a boarding pass or passport Sunday, flew to the London airport and was detained by British Customs officials when she landed Monday morning. According to a release Friday, Hartman was sent back to Chicago and landed at O’Hare on Thursday. […]

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The Flu Season in the U.S. is Getting Worse
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Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country This year’s flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. In New York, state officials say a […]

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Those Seeking Tax Appeals Can No Longer Retain State Lawmakers Firms
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State lawmakers prohibited from representing clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board Gov. Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order declaring it impermissible for state legislators to represent clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, which hears appeals of assessment decisions made in the state’s 102 counties. Calling the practice a “clear conflict […]

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Saddlebrook Farms’ Residents Voice Concern Over Taxes & Fees
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State Rep. Yingling promised to stay connected with one resident who said would work with him and then keep the others informed At a Thursday forum, held at the Fremont Township office in Mundelein, the main topic turned to taxes and maintenance fees at the Saddlebrook Farms’ 55-plus community in Grayslake. Residents living on the same […]

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Round Lake Beach Rehab Suffers Fire Damage
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The blaze appears to have been accidental with no injuries reported. A home that was being rehabbed in the 200 block of W. North Channel was reportedly on fire by a neighbor shortly after 11:00 am on Thursday. The owners son was in the process of renovating the property which started on fire when he […]

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Treasurer of RLB Civic Center Foundation Faces Theft Charges
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Debra Knill is expected to turn herself into authorities on Friday The treasurer of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Foundation faces theft charges after being accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the nonprofit organization, authorities said Thursday. Debra Knill, 46, was indicted by a Lake County grand jury Wednesday on three counts […]

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Rauner Signs Bill Creating Women’s Division Within IDOC
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The legislation requires the IDOC to appoint a chief administrator for the women’s division, incorporate gender-responsive programming, and address the specific challenges that female offenders face.  Gov. Bruce Rauner is building on his efforts to improve outcomes for individuals who are incarcerated in Illinois. He toured Logan Correctional Center, the female inmate facility in Lincoln, just […]

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Millburn Strangler Construction Could Start as Early as May
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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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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