| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Lake County authorities filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new state law that requires them to establish a separate commission to oversee elections.
The new law removes the authority from the Lake County clerk to administer elections. But the county'...
| Jul 28, 2013
During an interrogation that stretched for more than 24 hours, James Edwards confessed to three murders, Waukegan detectives said, enough to make him a serial killer.
He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in two of the slayings — the...
| Jun 27, 2013
The parents of a teenage girl killed during an alleged street race this week in Gurnee described the added pain and betrayal they felt toward one of the drivers — they said they had once taken him into their house when he had nowhere else to go....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Lake Bluff Police Chief William Gallagher announced on Wednesday that after 12 years with the department, he will retire in February 2014.
Gallagher said he has been in law enforcement for 42 years, and came to Lake Bluff after serving 30 years with the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Mingling with the likes of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Sojourner Truth and President Abraham Lincoln helps teach Civil War buffs and the uninitiated alike a sense of history and community, said participants in the largest Civil War reenactment in Northern...
| Jul 8, 2013
Two Lake County high schools ranked among the best of the best in math, science, engineering and technology education, also known as STEM, according to recent U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Lake Forest High School, ranked 50th, and Vernon Hills...
| Jun 27, 2013
Plans are underway to widen Lake Cook Road between Hastings Lane and Raupp Boulevard to six lanes to improve traffic flow and safety in Buffalo Grove.
"Lake Cook Road carries approximately 53,000 vehicles per day," said Darren Monico, Buffalo Grove...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Some Mundelein trustees complained about a long-standing Illinois law that sets the minimum rate of pay for certain public works employees, saying it severely limits the amount of work the village can afford.
The state's prevailing wage act dictates the...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Occam's Razor Real name: Russ Gender: Male Age: 53 Occupation: Former structural engineer, turned full-time stay-at-home-dad (by choice), turned airline pilot Family info: Married for 29 years (we're thinking...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:17 PM
A Lake County man accused of downloading child pornography has been arrested as part of a statewide crackdown called “Operation Glass House” launched two years ago, Attorney Gen. Lisa Madigan announced today.
David Wayne McMurray, 52, was...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
A 39-year-old man was pronounced dead this morning after he was involved in a three vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway this morning, Illinois State Police said.
The accident happened at 6:47 a.m. on the Tri-StateTollway (I-294) at mile marker 24 3/4...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:26 AM
A wrongfully convicted man who spent 20 years in prison for rape and battery had a happy final day in court today as Lake County officially dropped the last charge in a case that dates back to 1986.
"I don't even have any words. I am overwhelmed with...