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Round Lake Beach Fireside Chat to feature Metra chairman

Metra board chairman Norman Carlson will be the guest next week when the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center hosts its monthly Fireside Chat.

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Joy Lutheran Church Volunteers Build a Ramp for Matt

When members of Joy Lutheran Church in Gurnee heard about Matt Smith‘s plight, in being unable to get from his house to his garage for trips to the doctor’s office, they decided to help. Late last year, Matt was on a vacation at his hometown in Ohio where he developed an E-coli infection in his […]

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Rescue/Reach Pet Adoption & Thrift Shop

SHOP AND ADOPT Where Pets and Treasures Get a Second Chance Do you know how a cattle- herding dog survives suburbia? We took a leap of faith in this anxious looking, stub-tailed pooch; we couldn’t leave her at the adoption event. Angel hopped into the car and proceeded to “herd” our socks, shoes and our chihuahua the moment she […]

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Illinois Democrat says she wanted to pump a ‘broth of Legionella’ bacteria into Republican colleague’s water supply

A Democratic state lawmaker said she wanted to pump a lethal “broth of Legionella” bacteria into the water system of a Republican colleague’s family during remarks on the Illinois House floor over a bill aimed at helping families of more than a dozen residents who diedat the Quincy veterans home.

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Rauner Signs Bill Creating Women’s Division Within IDOC

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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Loyola Student Among Winners of International Art Contest

Hollywood Trip, Workshop and Awards Ceremony to Come Hollywood, CA – Maksym “Max” Polishchuk of Round Lake, Illinois, has been officially announced as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest. The contest, one of the most prestigious illustration competitions, is in its 29th year and is judged by some of the premier names in speculative fiction. Maksym, a Lviv, […]

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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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Job gains miss expectations, unemployment rate hits 49-year low

The unemployment rate hit a 49-year low of 3.7% in September while job gains underwhelmed as Hurricane Florence kept some workers home.

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Lake Zurich study could lead to village-wide recycling service for businesses

Before they consider whether to expand recycling services for Lake Zurich businesses, village officials first want to know how much businesses recycle and whether the village can help lower their costs.

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eBay will now authenticate luxury jewelry items

eBay this morning announced it’s expanding the capabilities of its eBay Authenticate service – its luxury goods verification program – to now include luxury jewelry. Timed to coincide with the launch, eBay is also listing over 45,000 luxury jewelry items for sale, including both diamonds and other gemstones which have been verified by professional jewelers. […]

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Stolen Shoes Land Round Lake Suspect in Jail

The victim knew the shoes were his, as the shoes had unique markings. Lake County Sheriff’s officials report a Round Lake man was arrested and charged with residential burglary this week after the owner of the residence called police to report seeing shoes stolen in the burglary on the feet of a patron at a […]

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Millburn Strangler Construction Could Start as Early as May

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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Woman impaled while trying to climb fence at US-Mexico border

A mother attempting to climb over a fence on the US-Mexico border fell and was impaled on a steel bar in front of her children, officials said. The 26-year-old woman from Guatemala pierced her side…

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Elon Musk argues comments on Twitter are protected speech in request to dismiss pedo guy lawsuit

Elon Musk has filed a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against him by the British cave rescuer who sued the billionaire entrepreneur for calling him a pedophile.

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Grayslake’s “Serial Stowaway” Arrested After Flight to London

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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Sunday Morning Arrest of Grayslake’s Serial Stowaway

Marilyn Hartman was detained at about 1:30 a.m. by police responding to a disturbance call about a woman refusing to leave the airport Marilyn Hartman, 66, a Grayslake woman with a long history of boarding planes without a ticket, was arrested again Sunday about 1:30 a.m. by police responding to a disturbance call at O’Hare. […]

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