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Circuit Court Clerk wants LC Board to reject new health insurance proposal
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Hurricane Florence’s risks include toxic sludge and lagoons of pig manure
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Hurricane Florence’s potential for destruction also includes increased risks for the environment and public health as torrential rains could overwhelm the pits where toxic waste from power plants is stored. Animal-manure lagoons are also at risk of flooding. Duke Energy was ordered two years ago to clean up coal-ash ponds in North Carolina that posed […]

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Mega-rich family behind opioid crisis has second, secret opioid company
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The Sackler family—the ultra-wealthy family that made billions from illegally marketed opioids and the group largely blamed for sparking and fueling the devastating, $504 billion-per-year epidemic of opioid addiction—has been making even more money off the country’s drug crisis than previously thought, according to a series of reports by the Financial Times. The Sacklers own […]

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches atop pillar of flame and races home on drone ship
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After yet another gorgeous and successful night launch and drone ship recovery of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, its Block 5 booster passenger have wasted no time at all in a bid to avoid the brunt of Hurricane Florence, currently nipping at the heels of SpaceX’s East Coast recovery. While Florence is now firmly aimed at […]

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Mundelein to finalize Roppelt farm annexation
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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
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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
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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
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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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