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To avoid frozen pipes, keep the water moving and the heat on

Freezing temperatures are here, and for some homeowners that means frozen pipes. To avoid dealing with that mess and expense, experts recommend slowly running the water in your house when it’s very cold outside.

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Land bank presents another tool to deal with distressed properties

The Lake County Land Bank authority has officially been formed as a method of addressing distressed properties.

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Synchronized sound and light holiday show to open at Lake County Fairgrounds

At the new fairgrounds show, patrons can turn on their radios to a predetermined station, and all the animation they see will be synchronized to the music.

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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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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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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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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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Baxter to pay $95,000 for polluting Long Lake

Baxter International will pay a $75,000 penalty for improperly discharging wastewater contaminants from the company’s Round Lake facility into Long Lake. As part of a settlement with the Illinois attorney general’s office this month, the Deerfield-based health care company also will pay $20,000 to a nonprofit to fund restoration work to a nearby wetland.

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Lake County Black Friday shoppers looking for bargains, tradition and a chance to be with family

Shoppers headed the malls — and downtown boutique shops — in pursuit of gifts on Black Friday, what some consider the start of the holiday shopping season.

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New ‘Holiday in the Park’ opening Friday at Six Flags Great America

A thrilling new holiday attraction is coming to Six Flags Great America this Friday. “Holiday in the Park,” the theme park’s festive event of holiday attractions, will be open for the first time at the Chicagoland location. Great America will extend its season to the end of December for the first time.

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Colliers Negotiates $6.5M Sale of Apartment Building in Grayslake, Illinois – REBusinessOnline

Colliers International has negotiated the $6.5 million sale of Brittany Square Apartments in Grayslake, about 45 miles north of Chicago. The 83-unit apartment building, built in 1974, is located at 720 Brittany Square. Jack Maloney and Tyler Hague of Colliers represented the longtime family owner, Jim Freese. The undisclosed buyer plans to upgrade units and […]

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What To Know About The Romaine E. Coli Outbreak Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Following an E. coli bacterial outbreak in 11 states and Canada that has sickened 32 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a stern warning Tuesday: Do not eat romaine lettuce. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, CDC officials say they are acting out of an abundance of caution as they investigate. The reported E. […]

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Gliniewicz case back in Lake County court

The widow of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz returned to Lake County court Tuesday to set a new hearing date for the judge to reconsider a previous ruling in the case. At issue is a May 2017 decision by Judge James Booras when he ruled prosecutors could not introduce text messages and emails […]

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San Jose Ranked Second Worst In Road Upkeep Per ‘TRIP’

Six California cities were lumped in the three worst categories judged by their roads’ conditions. SF/Oakland held the dubious top honor. The problem can be attributed to multiple factors. More people are driving to pre-recession levels. The population is growing. Local jurisdictions are spending less on maintenance, and the funds that trickle down have dried […]

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Endorsement: Yes, to make improvements to water system in Round Lake Heights

Daily Herald recommends a yes vote for improvements to the Round Lake Heights water system. The owner of a $100,000 home would see property taxes rise $175 a year to fund debt payments

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Endorsement: Yes to Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District request

The Daily Herald recommends voting yes to enable the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District to renovate three fire stations and update its equipment.

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