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Labor Day Travel: Steady Gas Prices
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“With Labor Day approaching, motorists could see a small swing toward higher gas prices, but any jump should not last past the holiday weekend,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokeswoman. The current national average for a gallon of regular gasoline sits at $2.84, the AAA Fuel Gauge Report indicates. In Indiana, the average cost per gallon […]

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Young Ambassadors Board opens Application Process for 2018-2019
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Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim announced that Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office’s Young Ambassadors Board (YAB) applications are now available. Students in grades 8-12 are eligible to apply. Applications are available online at www.lcsao.org and are due on September 7, 2018, at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be considered. Applications may be mailed or dropped off to: […]

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Gov. Rauner gives car sharing innovation a boost in Illinois
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Gov. Bruce Rauner said today that he sides with consumers on the issue of car sharing in Illinois. The innovative new service, where people rent cars from peers for short periods of time, often by the hour, gives consumers added mobility choices and is likely to result in lower prices. With his amendatory veto of […]

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Lake County Employees Spent Thousands Of Taxpayer Dollars On Food And Fun
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An examination of a year’s worth of statements from county-issued credit cards shows outlandish spending among some Lake County government employees, including a $2,000 steakhouse dinner. CBS 2 uncovered hundreds of county workers using tax dollars in an unchecked spending spree. Lake County has issued 260 procurement cards to employees, and CBS 2 found tens-of-thousands […]

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Convicted Gurnee felon pleads guilty to having handgun
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A Gurnee man will serve prison time after pleading guilty to having a loaded handgun in a van police suspected he was using to deal drugs. Christopher Czajkowski, 24, of Gurnee, entered a plea deal Tuesday and pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a felon. He was sentenced to six years in prison. […]

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Lake County-area men arrested for solicitation
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The Lake County Task Force went undercover at a Waukegan hotel after it used a web-based operation and utilized a classified advertising website that is regularly used as a medium for prostitution, according to a release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. One of the Lake County “johns” that was arrested for solicitation — Andrew […]

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No need for state to set minimum salary for Illinois teachers
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Lawmakers said last spring that new teachers in Illinois made on average about $39,000 a year. And the average teacher salary in the state was $64,516 in 2017, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. But those salaries also largely depend on where in the state these teachers work. The cost of living in […]

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Hainesville sponsors free civil war encampment, battle
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The annual civil war encampment and battle will be Sept. 8 and 9 in Hainesville. Visitors to the free event will see Union and Confederate military encampments, infantrymen and cavalry, personalities of the time including Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, and a narrated battle re-enactment complete with smoke, Civil War-era guns and canons, all performed […]

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Antioch Incident Linked to Gurnee Shooting Death
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Two crime scenes, two vehicles and one long barrel rifle. Sgt. Chris Covelli, spokesperson for Lake County Major Crime Task Force said, “The information they had is somebody was going door-to-door soliciting asking for money.” When Antioch officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, the male driver refused and instead rammed the police squad car […]

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Woman Shot While Fleeing Police with a Long Gun in Gurnee
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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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Police Surround Antioch Home After Police Squad is Rammed
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Police activity has shut down part of Route 83 in unincorporated Antioch between Grass Lake and Beach Grove roads. All District 34 schools are on soft lockdown until the situation is resolved, officials said. This includes one school in Lake Villa and four in Antioch. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, a driver rammed […]

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Masked Pair Rob Gurnee Bank Monday Using an AK-47
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Two suspects who wore red face masks and used an AK-47 rifle are being sought following what the FBI described as a takeover-type bank robbery in Gurnee late Monday morning. According to an FBI statement released Tuesday, the white couple escaped in a blue 2015 to 2018 Nissan Rogue from the Norstate bank at 5384 […]

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Accused RLB Cultural Center Treasurer Seeking a Plea Deal
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The former treasurer of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Foundation accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the nonprofit organization is prepared to accept a negotiated plea deal if she is accepted into the county’s alternative prosecution program, attorneys said in court Tuesday. Debra Knill, 46, previously pleaded not guilty in Lake County […]

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Extended Ramp Closures at Grand & US 41 in Gurnee
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IDOT announced that extended ramp closures will take place at Grand Avenue (IL 132) and US 41, beginning, weather permitting, Tuesday, May 29. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that extended ramp closures will take place at Grand Avenue (Illinois 132) and Skokie Highway (U.S. 41) in Gurnee, beginning Tuesday, May 29th, weather permitting. […]

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