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Lake County Sheriff’s Office Earns Triple Crown

Sheriff Mark Curran is pleased to announce the Lake County Sheriff’s Office earned “Triple Crown” status with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA). According to the NSA, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is “one of only 44 sheriffs’ offices in the United States to have attained this status.” The “Triple Crown” designation is achieved when simultaneous […]

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Heller Nature Center to Showcase Moving Pollinators Exhibit

The Park District of Highland Park plans to celebrate invertebrates. It hosts an open house at Heller Nature Center on October 20 (1:30-3:30 p.m.), showcasing a photography and art exhibit dubbed “Insect Pollinators”. The exhibit will be on display in Heller’s Prairie Room through October 31. The works in the exhibit were drawn from the […]

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It’s Official — These 5 Social Security Changes Are Coming for 2019

Social Security beneficiaries are getting a 2.8% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2019. However, that’s just one of several Social Security changes that were just announced that are tied to rising prices. For workers, Social Security’s maximum taxable earnings are increasing, and more income will be required to earn a Social Security “credit.” Beneficiaries who […]

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“It hurt deep inside”: Cancer survivor says he was asked to cover face at South Carolina store

A cancer survivor says he was brought to tears after a store owner told him to cover his face or leave on Monday. Kirby Evans’ daughter wrote a Facebook post about her dad’s experience at Forks Pit Stop in Walterboro, South Carolina. Brandy Evans says her dad went into the store to buy something to […]

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Murphy Elementary seeking community help to plant donated trees

“We’ve seen huge improvements on the inside of the school,” said Jenni Etherington, a longtime school librarian. “Now I want to do this for the outside of the school to make it nicer and more inviting.” Etherington, who applied for the trees, will be among the volunteers at the school at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. […]

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Mundelein Community Emergency Response Team to Host Weekend Training for Residents

Lake County flooding, Hurricane Florence, wildfires in California, blizzards, volcanic disruptions in Hawaii…disasters and unplanned emergencies can happen close to home, across the globe, where family lives, or where you might choose to vacation. Do you know what to do in an emergency? Are you ready to take care of yourself, your family, senior relatives, […]

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How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—and How Badly

AT THE END of last month, Facebook made a bombshell disclosure: As many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens—which keep you logged into your account, so you don’t have to sign in every time—stolen by hackers. Friday, the company put the actual number at 30 million. Here’s how […]

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Wanting more than ‘old white men’ in office, Libertyville plans to increase mayor and trustee pay

Hoping to get more than “old white men” seeking election, Libertyville’s finance committee on Oct. 9 decided to propose an ordinance on Oct. 23 that would raise the pay for elected officials.

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Washington State Strikes Down Death Penalty, Citing Racial Bias

“We are confident that the association between race and the death penalty is not attributed to random chance,” the state’s supreme court justices wrote in a majority opinion.

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Police: Lockport sex abuse suspect arrested at Boston airport

Michael T. Enoh had attempted to board a flight out of the airport, Huff said. Lockport police had him flagged for travel because they were concerned he would flee the U.S., he said. After Enoh was arrested, he was turned over to Massachusetts State Police and scheduled to be extradited to Illinois. However, the extradition […]

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Sears may be days away from bankruptcy

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, faces an October 15 deadline to pay $134 million on its debt. CEO and primary shareholder Eddie Lampert told the company’s board that it was crucial it restructure more than $5 billion it owes “without delay,” according to a recent regulatory filing. Investors are giving up […]

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Federal judge rejects McHenry Township lawsuit on road district referendum

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit trying to derail a referendum on the November ballot that gives voters the power to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Kapala released a written order Friday denying a request for a temporary restraining order to stop McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan from […]

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Anthony Weiner to be released early from federal prison

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who was sent to prison after admitting to sexting with a minor last year, will be released from federal detention early because of “good conduct,” a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. Weiner was sentenced in 2017 to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit material to a teenage […]

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South Carolina sees massive stink bug invasion: They’re looking to ‘move into people’s homes’

Residents in The Upstate, a region in the western part of the state, have noticed an increase in these stinky bugs, Fox Carolina reported. This may partly be a result of warm weather that has extended well into fall, Eric Benson, an entomologist at Clemson University, told Fox News. “It has been warmer longer, so […]

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Hit-and-Run SUV vs Pedestrian with Injuries at Golfview Drive and Walnut Drive, Round Lake Beach

Hit-and-Run SUV vs Pedestrian with Injuries at Golfview Drive and Walnut Drive, Round Lake Beach Round Lake Beach police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:49 PM Tuesday October 9, 2018 to a hit-and-run SUV vs pedestrian with personal injury at Golfview Drive and Walnut Drive Round Lake Beach, IL. Police announced that they are searching for […]

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Tennessee inmate asks to be executed by electric chair to avoid ‘torture’ of lethal injection death

A Tennessee death row inmate requested to be executed by the electric chair to avoid the “unspeakable” torture of a lethal injection death, his lawyer said Monday. Edmund Zagorski made the request about two hours before the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state’s three-drug lethal injection protocol is constitutional. A lawyer for Zagorski said the […]

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