| Oct 31, 2010
Will Orpet was guilty. That was clear to the newspapers as his trial began in the summer of 1916, and it appeared equally clear to the people of Lake County: It took 23 days and more than 1,200 interviews to find a dozen men who said they could view the...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Jess Jackson, who founded Kendall-Jackson Winery in 1982, died last week at the age of 81, leaving an almost incalculable legacy on the California wine industry. He transformed it at least twice, first in establishing a style of wine that would come to be...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Space shuttle Discovery is set to complete its tour of duty, coming in for a landing at Kennedy Space Center at 11:57 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. to complete STS-133, its 39th and final mission. There may be two attempts at landing. The paths for...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Kirby Green, the head of the St. Johns Water Management District had a “My Word” piece this morning, urging Floridians to work on their water conservation. Maybe it's just me, but ever since the district gave the Niagara bottled-water...
| Jun 2, 2011
There are times when the view from a restaurant's dining room can upstage the kitchen's best efforts. It's a bonus that ups the ambience for wonderful eateries and that little something extra that can make an OK destination over-the-top.
It is a "myth...
| May 10, 2011
| 10:50 AM
Lake County authorities say they have seized a private plane that was carrying 170 pounds of marijuana when it landed in Waukegan from California, and three men have been charged in a plot to distribute the pot.
Michael Fejer, 27, of Oceanside, Cal.,...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Every Valentine's Day for the past seven or eight years, Roseann Szalkowski and Barb McMillan walked into the DuPage County Clerk's office to ask for a marriage license, and every year the answer was the same: no.
Today, promptly at 8 a.m. when the...
| May 13, 2009
From her quiet ranch near Lake County's Sugarloaf Mountain, Sandi White is working to find homes for her pointy-eared friends. She isn't rescuing typical pets such as dogs and cats. Instead, the 55-year-old animal lover has an established adoption...
| Sep 26, 2009
Thousands of people with criminal pasts that include violent felonies and hurting children have been hired to work in Florida's child-care centers during the past two decades, a ( Fort Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel investigation has found.
In October, a...
| May 4, 2009
Casey Anthony is not the first murder suspect Josť Baez has defended. But representing her has brought him more public attention, scrutiny and controversy than any other case since he became a lawyer four years ago.
In the process, he has bristled at...
| Sep 2, 2009
I thought vacations were for relaxing. Lie flat on the beach, let the sound of the waves lull you into stupidity. Feel the sun bake the tension away. Stare at the clouds. Find shapes in them. Eat shrimp. Drink wine. Drink more wine. I'm a...
| Dec 15, 2008
DNA evidence has been widely embraced over the last two decades as a powerful forensic tool to prove a defendant's guilt or innocence. But in Lake County, authorities have sometimes pressed for convictions even when the DNA doesn't match a suspect....