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Lake County (Illinois)

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  • Lake County beach closings now on smartphone app

    Lake County beach closings now on smartphone app
    Before suiting up and slathering on the sunscreen, Lake County beachgoers now can check a mobile phone app to make sure their beach of choice is open and safe. An Android app called myBeachCast, created by the Great Lakes Commission, alerts users about...
  • Long-time school district member dies

    Long-time school district member dies
    Deby Dato said she often called fellow long-time Wauconda Community School District 118 board member Tom Weber "our Mr. Bulldog," referring to the school district's mascot. "He fits that name 100 percent," said Dato, who served on the District 118 school...
  • Lake Forest to move up time of council meetings

    Lake Forest to move up time of council meetings
    Lake Forest's City Council meetings likely will soon be starting an hour earlier. With aldermen saying they felt time was wasted if a meeting that preceded the council session — such as committee of the whole or finance committee — wrapped up...
  • Churches help with river cleanup

    Churches help with river cleanup
    Chicago River Day, which is Saturday, is like the proverbial box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get. Volunteers from three area churches who work on the river cleanup have found all kinds of things. "Along with a lot of glass and...
  • Highwood's VFW struggles to lure young vets

     Highwood's VFW struggles to lure young vets
    Highwood VFW Post 4741, like most such groups nationwide, has seen its ranks dwindle with the deaths of World War II and Korean War veterans, and stands ready to welcome those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but can't count on them joining —...
  • Church workshop aims for pre-marital reality

     Church workshop aims for pre-marital reality
    Considering that, by some estimates, at least 30 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce, this weekend's "Starting Right" workshop presented by Christ Church in Lake Forest might be a wise investment of time. The sessions, scheduled...
  • Highland Park parents, students protest principal's departure

    Highland Park parents, students protest principal's departure
    The impending departure of a beloved Highland Park High School principal has ignited a community backlash toward District 113 officials in recent weeks. In July, Brad Swanson will leave to become an assistant superintendent with Glenbrook School District...
  • Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings

    Torrez discusses Zion slayings in jailhouse recordings
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jorge Torrez, who is awaiting sentencing in a sailor’s murder and is charged in the slaying of two Zion girls on Mother’s Day 2005, told a fellow inmate how he stabbed both girls over and over, knifing their throats...
  • Zion man urges no defense in Va. slaying sentencing

    Zion man urges no defense in Va. slaying sentencing
    ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Jorge Torrez, the Zion native who is charged with fatally stabbing two young girls there in 2005, has told his defense counsel not to make any statements on his behalf in a federal courtroom nor to cross-examine witnesses during...
  • Lake Forest officials change watering rules

    At a recent Lake Forest City Council meeting, officials changed the way summer watering restrictions would be set up. Those with odd-numbered addresses will be limited to watering on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, council members voted. Residents with...
  • Adlai Stevenson Farm in Lake County gets national landmark status

    Adlai Stevenson Farm in Lake County gets national landmark status
    The Adlai Stevenson Farm received national landmark status Wednesday, a prestigious designation that the former Illinois governor’s family hopes will remind people about the importance of public service and political civility. Located in Mettawa,...
  • Unitarian art fair this weekend

    Wilmette-based beadsmith Myra Schwartz does not often participate in art fairs, but this weekend will be her eighth at the North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair. "The congregation is so supportive of the arts," she said. "They do all sorts of things for...