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Mundelein to finalize Roppelt farm annexation

The Mundelein village board will meet Monday to finalize an annexation and discuss other business.

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Chinese officials burn bibles, close churches, force Christian to denounce faith amid ‘escalating’ crackdown

The Chinese government is destroying crosses, burning bibles, closing down churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith.

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More than 1 million tickets sold for Tuesday’s Queen of Hearts drawing

The Queen of Hearts raffle will draw thousands of people to the McHenry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4600 Tuesday night, organizers predict. The promise of winning millions keeps people flocking to the post, 3002 Route 120, every Tuesday for the 8 p.m. drawing. Last week, the jackpot swelled to $6,077,599. The game has seen […]

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How To Lower Your Property Taxes Workshop – Sept 11th

A free Property Tax workshop, hosted by Dick Barr for Lake County Board Dist. 3, will be held at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 North Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, on Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm. Details: Illinoisans pay some of the highest property taxes in the country. Thankfully, experts at the Illinois […]

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Superintendent search begins for Grayslake’s District 46

A community forum this week will give Community Consolidated School District 46 residents a chance to share what they want in their next superintendent. The forum, which will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at Frederick School, 595 Frederick Road in Grayslake, will be led by search firm B.W.P. & Associates, LTD. The goal is […]

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Hurricane Florence now a Major Category 4; Destructive strike likely on SE Coast

Hurricane Florence has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane southeast of Bermuda and is likely to lash the East Coast later this week with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on this part of the East Coast on record. If you’re in the […]

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Round Lake Citizen Police Academy accepting applications

Round Lake residents who would like to learn the world of law enforcement are encouraged to join the Round Lake Citizens Police Academy, which begins Thursday. The 10-week course will be packed with every facet of being a police officer. During the two-hour sessions, participants will learn about everything from drug and gang intelligence to […]

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Teen held in Round Lake Park armed robbery

A 17-year-old is in custody in connection with an armed robbery Sunday evening in Round Lake Park, police said. Authorities were called to the 300 Block of Elder Drive at about 7 p.m. after the teen and another individual allegedly entered a garage and held a person at knifepoint. The two took a cell phone […]

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New leak suggests that Apple’s entry-level phone will be called the iPhone XC

Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ event is coming up this week, in which we’re expecting to see what the company has in store for its products this fall. Among the reveals we’re expecting to see are three new iPhones: an updated version of the iPhone X, a larger version, and a cheaper, 6.1-inch LCD version, which a […]

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The Chapel in McHenry to open doors for 24/7 PADs site

Pioneer Center, the city of McHenry and a McHenry church are coordinating efforts to expand services for the county’s homeless population. The McHenry Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to consider a plan for a 24/7 emergency shelter and service center at The Chapel’s property, 1809 Route 31, at its Sept. 19 meeting. The proposed […]

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Libertyville hometown brothers opening new Greek restaurant

Chrissoulas restaurant featuring Greek cuisine, which was the dream of two hometown brothers, is expected to open in early October at School Street and Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville. The spot was last occupied by Salerno’s Ristorante & Pizzeria. “That’s why we went to (culinary) school together. This ultimately was the end game,” explained Nick Dimitriou, who […]

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Round Lake Park man revived from heroin, alcohol overdose

A Round Lake Park police officer saved an unresponsive 45-year-old man from overdosing on heroin and alcohol Saturday afternoon in the northern suburb. About 4:25 p.m., the officer responded to the 500 block of Grandview Drive after learning the man wasn’t breathing, according to Round Lake Park police. After the officer determined the man had […]

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Ballot questions that Lake County voters will face

Nineteen referendums will appear on Lake County ballots this fall, asking voters about school construction projects, water system improvements and many other issues. Most are for specific school districts or municipalities, so no voters will see all 19 questions. Many will see two or more. Here’s a look at some of the issues that readers […]

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Wauconda cracking down on vaping

Weeks after shelving a proposal to increase the minimum age for buying cigarettes in town, Wauconda trustees are cracking down on people who use vaping devices. The village board on Tuesday amended local regulations to forbid selling “vapor cigarettes or vapor cigarette cartridges” to anyone 17 or younger. The rule already applied to tobacco accessories, […]

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Amtrak’s Hiawatha Expansion has been put on hold indefinitely

Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn said his department was sensitive to the concerns of stakeholders along the tracks between Chicago and Milwaukee. In his Sept. 6 letter to Lansing, he said IDOT was committed to safe and efficient travel options while also responding to concerns of affected communities. He said he would continue to work […]

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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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