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St. Joseph School has been approved as a Common Sense School

St. Joseph School recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship ROUND LAKE, IL – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized St. Joseph School as a Common Sense School. St. Joseph has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community […]

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Study Paves the Way for Pay Increases in Round Lake

The study also led to changes for the village’s 24 nonunion employees In December 2016 the village board hired GovHR USA to analyze village salaries, compare them to those in similar suburbs and recommend changes. MacGillis said he was hesitant at first but now is glad the village chose to pay for the study. He […]

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Borderline gunman stabbed one victim and fired more than 50 rounds into crowd, officials reveal

A former U.S. Marine machine gunner who opened fire inside a packed Thousand Oaks bar this month stabbed one of his victims in the neck during a rampage that left 12 people dead, authorities revealed Tuesday.

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The Flu Season in the U.S. is Getting Worse

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country This year’s flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. In New York, state officials say a […]

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RLASD-116 Part of Competency-Based Graduation Pilot Program

While some students need more time, others need less, so classroom structures and instructional practices need to change, said Susan Center, District 116 director of teaching and learning. Algonquin-based Huntley Community School District 158 and Round Lake Area Unit District 116 are among 10 school districts chosen for a pilot program to test competency-based graduation […]

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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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Honda recalls minivans because doors can open unexpectedly

Honda is recalling 122,000 minivans worldwide because the sliding doors can open while the vans are moving. The recall covers Odyssey vans from 2018 and 2019. Honda says some parts in the power door rear latches can stick and stop the doors from fastening securely. The company says it…

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Flood Victims Tax Credit Seminar Hosted by Rep. Yingling

Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Avon Township Center, 433 E. Washington St., in Round Lake Park from 6:00 – 7:00 PM To help victims of last year’s historic summer floods access a new $750 state income tax credit, state , Rep. Sam Yingling is hosting a free seminar. “This credit is only available for the […]

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France suspends planned fuel tax increase after violent protests

France’s prime minister said Tuesday the government was suspending the fuel tax increase for six months following nationwide protests in recent weeks. The planned increase was supposed to take effect in January. No tax is worth putting the nation’s unity in danger, Philippe added. This announcement comes a few days after violent protesters clashed with […]

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Alexa crashed on Christmas Day

Amazon this morning said its Alexa devices were among the holiday season’s best-sellers, particularly the Echo and Echo Dot. But the influx of new users setting up their devices for the first time on Christmas Day appeared to be more than Alexa could handle. The service crashed briefly on Christmas, as thousands of new Alexa […]

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Woman Shot While Fleeing Police with a Long Gun in Gurnee

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said Wednesday afternoon that because both the Antioch and Gurnee cases involved a long gun and occurred two days after the bank robbery involving such a weapon, authorities “are looking to see if there is a connection.” Covelli said the woman was shot by Gurnee police […]

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Going Topless Heads For The High Court In New Hampshire

Three women who went topless at Weirs Beach in Laconia are challenging the city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the NH supreme court which is expected to hear the case Feb. 1. The state high court is expected to hear the case that could settle the debate over whether women should be […]

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Drunk Driver Arrested After Nearly Hitting Squad Car: Police

The Round Lake Beach man now faces charges following his Oct. 28 arrest.

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Treasurer of RLB Civic Center Foundation Faces Theft Charges

Debra Knill is expected to turn herself into authorities on Friday The treasurer of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Foundation faces theft charges after being accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the nonprofit organization, authorities said Thursday. Debra Knill, 46, was indicted by a Lake County grand jury Wednesday on three counts […]

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Zoning Update for Number of People Occupying Gurnee Dwellings

The Gurnee Village Board voted this week to add a definition of “family” to its zoning code The board voted Monday to adopt the following definition of “family,” as recommended in a memo from Gurnee Associate Planner Clara Schopf: “One or more persons related by blood, marriage, legal adoption or guardianship, or not more than […]

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