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Round Lake Beach woman barred from using pistachio shell defense during trial

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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Study shows that people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”

New sorting algorithm yields more robust, replicable results than other methods. The four “types” Revelle admits that when his Northwestern colleague and co-author Luis Amaral came to him with the initial findings using traditional clustering algorithms, he had found 16 distinct clusters. Revelle was instantly skeptical: “That was ridiculous,” he says. He didn’t think there […]

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Preview your November ballot online

County Clerk Carla N. Wyckoff announced today that Lake County registered voters may now preview their ballot online for the November 6th election. Each web visitor will need to confirm his/her voter registration status at LakeVoterPower.info and click on the “What is on my Ballot” tab to preview a personalized sample ballot. Sample ballots may be printed, […]

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“Dog food and wine!” First grocery store reopens, draws hundreds in Wilmington, N.C.

A crowd bordering on a mob formed in Wilmington Saturday as the first grocery store opened in four days, drawing 500 storm-soaked residents to push through the doors.

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FDA Finds Second Cancer-Causing Impurity in Some Valsartan Heart Drugs

The FDA has discovered a second potentially cancer-causing chemical in some blood pressure drugs already recalled for NDMA contamination.

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SpaceX Moon Orbit Tourist might be one of these Japanese Billionaires

On Monday, there will be an announcement from SpaceX of moon orbiting tourist. The word is that the tourist is from Japan. The cost of the flight will probably be over $150 million. Moon Orbiting mission on a BFR The new trip is to fly around the moon, but on the SpaceX BFR rocket. There […]

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FEMA to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Wednesday, Oct 3rd

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Florence, this alert has been postponed until Wednesday, October 3rd, at 2:18 PM Eastern. The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. The messages will bear the headline “Presidential Alert”, the […]

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Lake Villa man found unresponsive inside Underwriters Laboratories

Northbrook police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man inside a company’s testing facilities Friday afternoon in the north suburb. About 1:30 p.m., Matthew Braun, 22, was found unresponsive on the ground inside Underwriters Laboratories, 333 Pfingsten Rd., according to a statement from Northbrook police. Braun, who lived in north suburban Lake Villa, was […]

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1 Dead In Officer-Involved Shooting

An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead early Saturday in Vernon Hills. Authorities said the shooting occurred after a Vernon Hills police officer responded to a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Marimac Lane at 1:38 a.m. and found a man in the garage armed with a rifle. […]

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Circuit Court Clerk wants LC Board to reject new health insurance proposal

The passage of a new health insurance plan by the Lake County Board this week drew warnings from the circuit court clerk and the union representing employees in that department to reconsider part of the plan or face an unfair labor practice charge. Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein called on the board to reject […]

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Hidden concrete foundations means extra $65,000 cost for Gelatin Factory Park project

While working near the railroad tracks in July, they discovered the concrete foundations of since-forgotten buildings likely associated with the old gelatin company. Because removing the concrete foundations was not part of the project’s scope, Berger has asked the village to pay an additional $65,000. The village board will consider approving that expense at its […]

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Murphy Elementary School Open House

In July 2017, Murphy Elementary School became one of the areas in our community that was impacted by the flood. The flood caused devastation in the library/technology spaces, instructional and music classrooms, and the gymnasium/cafeteria. We are excited to announce that Murphy Elementary is back on track and all areas have been reopened to our […]

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Six Flags has 800 positions open, offering free tickets to applicants

Six Flags Great America is offering a new perk for those who apply and work during the annual Fright Fest event. Applicants who complete an interview with the amusement park will receive one Six Flags Great America complimentary ticket. Once hired, new team members will get a second complimentary ticket once the paperwork is processed. […]

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Japan-based Takeda plans to close its Deerfield headquarters

The Deerfield site employs just under 1,000 people, said Takeda spokeswoman Julia Ellwanger. “The Deerfield closure will impact all employees who physically work out of the Deerfield site. It does not apply to field-based roles,” she said. “A number of the employees currently located in the Deerfield office will be provided with job offers and/or […]

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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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A storage facility has been proposed for vacant land on Mundelein’s south side

Big Door Garage Suites has been proposed as a storage center for classic cars, boats and recreational vehicles. But the units also could be converted into offices, hobby spaces, art studios or leisure spaces. The facility is planned for 2 acres of vacant land on Wilhelm Road west of Reidel Road, on Mundelein’s south side. […]

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