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Lake County (Illinois)

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  • Man killed, daughter injured in Lake County motorcycle accident

    Man killed, daughter injured in Lake County motorcycle accident
    A Lake Villa man was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured when their motorcycle collided with a car in Lake County on Saturday evening, authorities said. Justin McBride, 29, was driving his motorcyle north on Illinois Route 59 with his...
  • Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?

    Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?
    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...
  • Report: Officials behind false confessions are now police trainers

    Report: Officials behind false confessions are now police trainers
    Two former high-ranking law enforcement officers in Lake County, Illinois are now teaching police to be "lead homicide investigators," even though both men have been called out for questionable interrogation tactics. In 1992, Former Waukegan police...
  • Recipients of civil union license: 'We wanted to make a statement'

    Recipients of civil union license: 'We wanted to make a statement'
    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...
  • The 84th Annual Lake County Fair: Pig wings, livestock and more

    The 84th Annual Lake County Fair: Pig wings, livestock and more
    On tonight's WGN News at Five, I'm taking my annual trip to the Lake County Fair in Grayslake. We sat in on a "pig wing" eating contest (pigs DO fly, apparently) and met a now-famous heifer in the livestock area. The fair is one of my favorite events to...
  • New Navy submarine to be named USS Illinois

    New Navy submarine to be named USS Illinois
    A submarine under construction will be named the USS Illinois, the Secretary of the Navy announced today. One of five Virginia-class attack submarines being built in Newport News, Va., the USS Illinois would be the second ship named after the state,...
  • Family: Arlington Park jockey found dead in garage fire

    Family: Arlington Park jockey found dead in garage fire
    Longtime Arlington Park horse jockey Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. was found dead in a garage fire in Long Grove, according to his family. Lake County authorities said the body was burned beyond recognition and declined to confirm the victim's identity...
  • Fallout from Great Depression: 2 prairies

    You have to love the sidewalks. They are neatly laid out in right angles, a conventional concrete grid that would fit in perfectly in the most cookie cutter of suburban subdivisions.Except that there is no subdivision. The sidewalks stretch out into...
  • Rare plants thrive in North Shore ravines

    Searching for a beautiful and fragile natural habitat for a nice eco-tourism jaunt? If you can't make it to a rain forest, consider the ravines of the North Shore. A defining geological feature of the north suburban lakefront, the ravines do far more...
  • Are hospitals passing off their low-profit patients?

    Are hospitals passing off  their low-profit patients?
    Indigent and under-insured patients are turning to Cook County's Stroger Hospital after not getting fully treated at non-profit hospitals, swamping the cash-strapped public facility while fueling the county's sky-high sales tax, a Tribune investigation...
  • Readers show off their ZIP appeal

    Readers show off their ZIP appeal
    After we published "Alternate ZIPs," describing some less-well-known but robust neighborhoods and suburbs (Real Estate, Jan. 20), it was our readers' turn. They offered lively descriptions of their areas—their alternate ZIPs as it were. North,...
  • Illinois has cited half of best nursing homes

    Half of Illinois' best nursing homes -- those rated four or five stars by the federal government -- have been cited at least once since 2001 for misusing psychotropic drugs, and some violations involved injuries and deaths, the Tribune has found. The...