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Consumer advocacy groups call on FTC to investigate kids’ apps on Google Play

A coalition of twenty-two consumer and public health advocacy groups, led by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), have today filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking them to investigate and sanction Google for how its Google Play Store markets apps to children. The complaint states that […]

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Trump to announce US will withdraw troops from Syria: Officia

There are about 2,000 U.S. troops in eastern Syria advising and assisting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against ISIS. The first U.S. troops arrived in Syria under the Obama administration in October 2015. The original force of 50 U.S. advisers grew to an official level of more than 500, though it […]

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Trump administration issues final rule banning bump stocks

On Tuesday, 443 days since the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was carried out at a Las Vegas music festival with the use of rifles equipped with bump stock devices that allowed the weapons to essentially operate as an automatic weapon, the Trump administration made good on President Donald Trump’s promise to ban the […]

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After Russia propaganda reports, NAACP calls for Facebook ‘LogOut’

The NAACP on Tuesday called for a week-long Facebook “LogOut” to protest, in part, new revelations about the breadth of Russia’s online misinformation campaign and its targeting specifically of the African-American community on social media – an issue that Facebook said it takes “incredibly seriously.”

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Epidemic of dangerous youth e-cigarette, vaping use, surgeon general declares

The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday issued a strong warning against e-cigarette use by young people, called it unsafe in any form and termed vaping an epidemic. Two years after my predecessor sounded the alarm bells, youth e-cigarette use has skyrocketed — so much so today that I am officially declaring e-cigarette use among youth […]

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$6 million Gurnee Mills renovations nearing completion

After more than a year of work, the extensive $6 million renovation to Gurnee Mills is almost complete.

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All aboard for Great Train Show in Grayslake

The Great Train Show comes to The Lake County Fairgrounds on Dec. 29-30.

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Eight candidates vie for three trustee seats on Gurnee Village Board

Three open trustee seats on the Gurnee Village Board have drawn eight candidates for the April 2 consolidated election, including three incumbent board members and five challengers.

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Major storms bearing down on Pacific Northwest, California

A series of storms are slamming the West Coast with heavy rain, huge waves, strong winds and snow at higher elevations. In central and northern California on Monday waves were as high as 30 feet, with 40- to 50-foot breaks. Coastal flooding and erosion were reported.

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2 Chicago police officers killed by train chasing suspected gunman

Police are investigating the deaths of two Chicago officers fatally struck by a train Monday while responding to a shots-fired call, city officials said. Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were chasing a suspected gunman around 6 p.m. when they were hit by a train that may have been traveling 70 mph, Chicago Police […]

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Details about the 2005 “gustnado” in Wildwood and Grayslake

A severe thunderstorm or a gustnado tore through Wildwood and Grayslake in 2004 or 2005 = details

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House bill introduces pilot program allowing townships to consolidate

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed a bill that paves the way for a pilot program in Lake and McHenry counties to eliminate townships and consolidate local governments.

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Bears going for 1st-round bye

Coach Matt Nagy is saving the big celebrations for later. He opted instead to spend “quality time” at home with his four sons, ate sushi, consumed “one beverage” and kept his eyes on the prizes still out there after the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North.

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Heart attacks most likely happen at this time on Christmas Eve, study says

Risk of having a heart attack spikes nearly 40 percent on Christmas Eve.

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What You Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act After Texas Ruling

A federal judge in Texas rules the ACA is unconstitutional. What does this mean for American healthcare, and who will be affected?

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Lake County Lines: Low turnout marks first-ever election for Waukegan District 60 student board member

Just shy of 7 percent of Waukegan High School students weighed in on who should represent them on the Waukegan District 60 school board.

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