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Dozens injured as 22 tornadoes reported in central Illinois

A rash of tornadoes broke out Saturday afternoon and evening across central Illinois, injuring at least 30 people and turning homes into piles of splintered wood. There were 22 tornadoes reported to the National Weather Service on Saturday, all in central Illinois. The offices in Lincoln, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, will conduct storm surveys […]

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Lake County’s small township road districts could be eliminated as part of bill on governor’s desk

The Illinois House and Senate have both passed a bill that calls for the abolishment of township highway districts that maintain less than 15 miles of road.

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Residents ‘not opposed to Aldi,’ but raise concerns about traffic and flooding as Gurnee nears approval of new store

The village board is set to receive a zoning report Monday recommending approval of the annexation of a lot on Grand Avenue for construction of an Aldi. Residents of the unincorporated neighborhood behind the site are concerned about the safety of area children, who play and wait at bus stops near an entrance delivery trucks […]

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Facebook exempts news outlets from political ads transparency archive

Facebook pissed off journalists earlier this year when it announced that ads run by news publishers to promote their articles involving elected officials, candidates, and national issues would have to sport “paid for by…” labels and be included alongside political campaign ads in its ads transparency archive that launched in June, albeit in a separate section. […]

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South Korea indicts group for allegedly leaking Samsung flexible display tech to Chinese company

Prosecutors in South Korea have indicted the chief executive and eight other employees of Toptec Co for allegedly selling information about Samsung’s flexible OLED displays to a Chinese company. The charges detail that the company received more than $13.8 million for the information, Prosecutors in South Korea have indicted the chief executive and eight other […]

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Honda recalls minivans because doors can open unexpectedly

Honda is recalling 122,000 minivans worldwide because the sliding doors can open while the vans are moving. The recall covers Odyssey vans from 2018 and 2019. Honda says some parts in the power door rear latches can stick and stop the doors from fastening securely. The company says it…

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Police seek identity of suspect in two Grayslake-area armed robberies in three days

Authorities are asking for help in identifying a suspect in two armed robberies near Grayslake.

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More than 20 local attorneys vie for Lake Circuit Court judge seat

The vacancy has been created by the announced retirement of Associate Judge Margaret A. Marcouiller, effective Dec. 14.

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House debate devolves into death wishes

A Democratic lawmaker wished legionella on the family of a Republican lawmaker during debate on a veto override attempt of legislation that would increase the cap on claims the state

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This kind of thing does not happen very often: Blizzard closes public buildings in Lake County, including Circuit Court facilities

The first major snowstorm of the year in Lake County clogged roadways, and closed some facilities on Monday, including Lake County Circuit Court facilities, before a blizzard warning expired, leaving up to 13 inches of snow in some areas.

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Grayslake Dog n Suds’ owner says he will miss ‘great group of kids’ as he sells vintage restaurant

After 22 years operating the Grayslake Dog n Suds, owner Chris Beckord is planning to retire and has put the Center Street business up for sale.

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Woodland Schools to host holiday food drive

Woodland Schools will host a holiday food drive through Dec. 10 to help children in its schools and their families. 

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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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