| Sep 24, 2010
Firmly rooted in yesteryear, Long Grove wants to stay that way — at least in outward appearances. The affluent village, some 35 miles northwest of the Loop, strives to retain its rural character and preserve its historic downtown.
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 12:10 PM
A 25-year-old Elgin man was found dead in 25 feet of water after diving into a lake near Antioch Saturday night, police said.
The man was dead on the scene at Lake Marie near the far north suburb, said Lake County Sheriff's Department spokesman Chris...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 2:12 PM
MOUNT DORA — Residents stepped in to help Saturday after vandals spray-painted hateful words and symbols on all sides of a neighborhood synagogue.
Because members of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora were honoring the Sabbath and could not...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
It was a tragic scene in northwest Indiana as dozens of dogs were found living in squalor. The Lake County Sheriff's Department raided a home Saturday only to find 19 dogs living in feces more than a foot deep.
Deputies also found 15 other dead animals...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:15 AM
Justin Hamilton, 31, of Paisley and 26-year-old Kristen Harris of Eustis were jailed after cops found them living in a filthy car with three children, one of whom was suffering from second degree sunburns, Mount Dora police said, reports the Orlando...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 5:11 AM
This guy makes a cop's job easy.
A Eustis business reported about $3,800 in merchandise stolen, including bicycles, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
But the thieves left a big clue.
Eustis detectives merely had to follow a dirt path with bicycle...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:09 AM
Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband.
After quarreling with her husband and...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 3:05 AM
People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?
— Rodney King, May 1, 1992, after the acquittal of Los Angeles police in his beating trial sparked widespread rioting.
Sometimes it looks as though we still have a ways to go.
| Jun 15, 2011
Officially add another fallen officer to the memorial honoring those killed in the line of duty.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office will be engraving the name of Chief Deputy B.C. Wilcox on the granite memorial in Tavares.
Wilcox's death came on July 4,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:25 AM
Drug Trafficker Rule #101: Stay under the radar and never mail your drugs in something as readily available as, say, Meow Mix.
Yes, authorities frown upon Meow Mix Meth.
Lake County Sheriff's deputies say Robert Lord Morris, 48, of Eustis, was...