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Lake County (Illinois)

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Top Lake County (Illinois) Articles

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  • Tribune watchdog update

    Tribune watchdog update
    (Click on "What we found" to read the original Tribune investigation.) Lake County's DNA doubts What we found: In December 2008, the Tribune detailed how Lake County prosecutors were pressing ahead on three cases, including one against Jerry Hobbs,...
  • 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...
  • Cicada nymphs can wait no longer

    Like a scene from a science-fiction movie, red-eyed insects are popping up now in freshly turned gardens, squirming beneath logs and stones and digging tunnels as they plot their escape. After a 17-year wait, a few cicadas are making an early break...
  • A degree closer

    A degree closer
    Residents of the northern suburbs don't have to travel to downtown Chicago or move to a far-flung location to attend top Illinois colleges and universities, thanks to the University Center of Lake County. As a consortium of institutions, the University...
  • Inconsistency plagues enforcement of alcohol-related law for underage drivers

    A state law passed after five Oswego teenagers died in an alcohol-related car crash last year has led to driver's-license suspensions for more than 3,000 underage drinkers this year, but experts give it mixed reviews because of disparities in enforcement....
  • Slain woman's family sues

    The family of a Waukegan woman fatally stabbed last week in Lincolnshire filed a lawsuit Thursday against the City of Waukegan for allegedly not protecting her from her estranged husband despite her pleas to local police. Also on Thursday, Clarence...
  • Jail halts playboy's life in the fast lane

    Jail halts playboy's life in the fast lane
    Ryan LeVin basked in the South Florida lifestyle. The scion of a wealthy Chicago-area family, he lived in an oceanfront condo owned by his parents and drove around Ft. Lauderdale in a Porsche 911 Turbo valued at more than $120,000. No longer employed...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Chicago's One Seed choice and plant sales

    Let's grow together! This year's One Seed Chicago plant is ... beans. All you need to do to participate is to, well, grow some beans. Any kind. Plant sales Lots and lots of plant sales this year. Don't have space to list them all; I've squeezed in...
  • Steve Bertrand

    Steve Bertrand
    Click here for Steve Bertrand on Books. Steve has been keeping WGN listeners up to date since he joined the station in 1985. His first awards came for his coverage of the death of Mayor Harold Washington. He has since won several others for anchoring and...
  • Gaming Bill Loses by Two Votes in Illinois Senate

    (WGN-AM) - The Senate has rejected a plan to significantly expand legalized gambling in Illinois. Democrats proposed casinos in Chicago, Rockford, and Park City in Lake County. But the measure died 28-28. It needed 30 votes to pass. Senate President...