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St. Joseph School’s 36th Annual Craft Fair

Join us for St. Joseph’s 36th Annual Craft Fair on Sunday, December 2 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you would like to be a vendor, please email [email protected] for more information.

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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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5,500 hogs and 3.4 million poultry drowned in Florence flooding

About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials. The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the livestock mortality totals Tuesday, as major flooding is continuing after […]

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A doctor who was on a reality-TV show and his girlfriend have been charged with rape, sexual assault

Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley attacked two women they met in 2016, using drugs and alcohol to stop them from resisting, prosecutors in California said. The pair has been charged with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance, and other crimes. The DA said the couple likely used their “good looks […]

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The New York Times issues major correction to Kavanaugh sexual assault story

It’s one thing to misspell a name or get a specific date wrong. It’s another thing entirely to report that a supposed witness to a sexual assault says he remembers it happening when he has said the exact opposite. The Times’ mistake remained on its website for more than 40 minutes before anyone caught it. […]

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Farm lagoons give way; sewage plants are overwhelmed by rains

Hurricane-wracked North Carolina faced a health and environmental crisis after at least 17 hog-waste lagoons were compromised and sewage plants across the state flooded, releasing millions of gallons of partially treated human discharge. On an aerial tour Monday of a swath of swine country — the dozen top hog-producing counties cover an area the size […]

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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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Growing mosquito population after heavy rains reported by McHenry County

Heavy rains have contributed to a growing nuisance mosquito population around McHenry County, according to the McHenry County Department of Health. “A lot of the mosquitoes we’re seeing now are nuisance mosquitoes from all the heavy rains,” health department spokeswoman Keri Zaleski said. The county does not track the number of nuisance mosquitoes, which do […]

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U.S. stock futures, Asian shares drop as Trump slaps new tariffs on…

U.S. stock futures and Asian shares fell on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he will impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, in a sharp escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. The tariffs will be set at 10 percent. Trump spared smart watches from […]

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Japanese entrepreneur and art collector, Maezawa, will fly to the moon on SpaceX’s new rocket ship

Elon Musk and his rocket company, SpaceX, have revealed who will fly their spaceship around the moon for the first time: a Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire named Yusaku Maezawa. “Finally I can tell you that I choose to go to the moon!” Maezawa said during an announcement Monday evening. Maezawa also revealed that he has […]

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Hurricane Florence delays mobile ‘Presidential Alert’ test until October 3rd

FEMA announced recently that it would be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). Both were initially scheduled to take place on September 20th, but FEMA said today that the WEA test has been postponed until October 3rd. The delay is due to severe weather stemming from Hurricane […]

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Fundraiser for bear attack victim raises $55,000 in just one day

The body of hunting guide Mark Uptain, 37, was found in the Teton Wilderness, east of Grand Teton National Park, on September 15. He and a client of his were attacked while they were preparing to pack out an elk they had killed. The hunting client, Corey Chubon of Florida, managed to escape with injuries […]

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30 brown recluse spiders inside new home in Georgia

A woman in Paulding County, Ga., says dozens of venomous brown recluse spiders have invaded her home and she doesn’t know how to get rid of them. Nicole Photianos told WSB-TV 2 she found the 30 spiders immediately after she moved into her new house. The dangerous brown recluse has a distinctive violin-shaped marking on […]

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Law Enforcement’s Annual Veterans Coat Drive: 9/5 – 11/7

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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Round Lake Heights referendum: $2.7 million to fund water system improvements

Round Lake Heights officials are seeking voter approval for water-system improvements that would ensure the village has adequate water flow even during large firefighting efforts or when the main service line fails. A $2.7 million proposal that would give the village of Round Lake Heights greater control over its water system will go before voters […]

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