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Hainesville’s Prairieview School to flip switch on new solar panels Saturday

The newly installed solar panels on the grounds of Prairieview School in Hainesville are set to be connected to the school and the power grid Saturday morning, signaling the start of the solar era for Grayslake Elementary District 46. John Herrin, the district’s chief school business official, said at around 6 a.m. Saturday the power […]

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Great Lakes Credit Union donates supplies to local schools

 Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) delivered much-needed school supplies to local elementary and middle schools.  Staff gathered lists and off they went shopping.  Deliveries were made August 28 – 30 to schools throughout the Chicagoland area – just in time for back to school! Schools receiving the school supplies included: Hillcrest Elementary, Antioch; Richard Bernotas […]

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Fake Buffalo Grove Chamber website causing official concern

This is what can happen when you start using a new domain name and don’t keep renewing the old one (or you let your current domain registration expire). The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is now taking legal action to have this site taken down. The two Chambers merged in 2014 and started using […]

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Concrete recycling and composting operation coming to Rt 120 & Wilson Rd.

From the Village of Round Lake’s recent newsletter: The Village owns 57 acres at the southwest corner of Route 120 and Wilson Road. The Village purchased this land with the intent it would facilitate commercial development. After a proposed development fell through, the Village continued to look for ways to attract development. Starting in September […]

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Gurnee craft beers’ 4th annual fest Sept. 15th

The annual Legions of Craft Beer Festival that supports local veterans will be held Sept. 15 at Gurnee Mills. At least 80 different beers from more than 35 breweries, many of them local, can be tasted. “This year we’re focusing on hyperlocal breweries so that people can explore all that Lake County and the surrounding […]

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Enjoy slow-roasted beef at the Grayslake Lions Steer Roast Sept. 9th

The Grayslake Lions Club will serve the 55th Annual Terry Rockenbach Memorial Steer Roast on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Grayslake Middle School, 440 N. Barron Blvd., Grayslake. Eat-in, takeout, and drive-through meal service will be available from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. The meal will consist of spit-roasted beef, corn on the cob, baked potato, […]

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Grayslake’s Sept. 15th Great Inflatable Race tickets going fast

You start up one giant inflatable, run through it. You come to another one, tackle that obstacle and head on to the next one, and at the end snag your finisher’s medal. That’s how Phil Wright, one of the inventors of the Great Inflatable Race, coming to Grayslake Sept. 15, describes the event. It’s not […]

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Sorry, Tennessee, about the ‘Illinois Exodus’

The Nov. 6 election in Illinois could sweep in a Democratic governor and an influx of Democratic lawmakers intent on changing the state’s tax structure through a constitutional amendment. The change would unlock Illinois’ flat tax and give politicians the flexibility to institute a graduated income tax — and then adjust the tax rates in […]

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Illinois scores low on chance to land Amazon’s second headquarters

Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics giant, is giving a $100 million matching gift to the University of Not Illinois. Sorry, we meant the University of Wisconsin. The company is making a shrewd investment: That money will fund an engineering building and research center because Foxconn needs a pipeline of tech talent for the $10 billion flat-panel […]

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Free Law Enforcement Exhibition Sept. 8, 9 in Vernon Hills

More than two dozen police and related agencies will be on hand for the 14th annual Law Enforcement Exhibition. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. Visitors can meet with representatives of more than two […]

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Kelly Miller Circus celebrates its 80th year but with “no animals”

When the Kelly Miller Circus announced it wasn’t folding its tent and would instead do a full circuit this summer without elephants, zebras, camels, monkeys or other animal performers, the internet cheered and conveyed social media thank-you messages. “It clogged up the Facebook,” says James Kendrick Judkins, a former fire-breather and Texas businessman who stepped […]

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O’Hare protest a non-starter with several voluntary arrests

A planned protest to shut down the Kennedy Expressway leading to O’Hare on Labor Day fizzled out as State Police outnumbered the few hundred protesters who showed up. With police vans and buses available to transport any protesters willing to cross the police line and interfere with expressway traffic, organizer Gregory Livingston and a handful […]

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Long Grove’s downtown future still has village leaders optimistic

Long Grove village board members say a continuing mess from road construction and other work should be viewed as a sign of progress for the downtown. Elected officials addressed the state of downtown after a resident raised the issue at a village board meeting last week. Construction crews have been in downtown Long Grove since […]

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Dottie Watson, long-time Mundelein museum curator, died Thursday

Longtime Mundelein resident Dorothy “Dottie” Watson is being remembered for her love of history and her patriotic spirit. The curator and president of Mundelein’s Fort Hill Heritage Museum, Watson was a fixture at the village’s annual Independence Day gathering there. She could be seen each year in an eye-catching, colonial-style, red, white and blue dress. […]

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Safety sensors strand Demon roller coaster riders at Six-Flags

Several passengers were stuck on a roller coaster Saturday afternoon in Gurnee when safety sensors stopped the ride and riders were escorted off. According to a Six Flags representative, safety sensors on their Demon roller coaster stopped the coaster during the initial ascent. All guests were safely escorted off the ride and continued with their […]

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RLAS-116 Board of Education Achieves Governance Recognition Designation

Congratulations to the RLAS-116 Board of Education. They are one of 24 to earn the Illinois Association of School Board’s 2018 School Board Governance Recognition designation. This recognition is designed to acknowledge those school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality […]

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