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  • Ray Bradbury dead at 91

    Ray Bradbury dead at 91
    Ray Bradbury, the science fiction genius, has died at age 91. He wrote classics such as “The Martian Chronicles” and “Fahrenheit 451,” as well as dozens of fantastic short stories. My personal favorite was “Something Wicked...
  • League of Women Voters teaching residents to curb flooding

    League of Women Voters teaching residents to curb flooding
    The League of Women Voters is getting the word out on how Cook and Lake County residents, particularly those along the coastline of Lake Michigan, can prevent flooding while being environmentally friendly at the same time. Krista Grimm, a water issues...
  • Chicago beaches closed after storms

    Chicago beaches closed after storms
    As if downed trees and flooded viaducts aren't enough, Monday night's severe storms have derailed swimming at Chicago's 27 beaches today, as well as in some North Shore communities. The heavy rains required opening the locks in both Chicago and...
  • Lake Zurich police reports: $30,000 in jewelry reported stolen, and more

    Lake Zurich police reports: $30,000 in jewelry reported stolen, and more
    The following items were taken from police reports. A 47-year-old Chicago woman was arrested on June 23 at 3:07 p.m. in the 600 block of North Rand Road and charged with stealing $84 in merchandise. A water heater and two air conditioners valued at...
  • Howard Ball: He spent life bringing people closer to God

    Howard Ball: He spent life bringing people closer to God
    When Howard Ball started his career — working for a cemetery business — he focused on how people rested on earth. But a spiritual awakening at age 30 caused a shift in his priorities: From then on, Ball was interested in what happens after...
  • Fireworks Release A Shower Of Memories

    They lifted their heads as the first round of fireworks kissed the night sky. A year ago, my two youngest daughters, 6 and 4, stood in the Hamden Plaza parking lot, along with one of their two older sisters. Though we were a mile away from where the...
  • Lake Forest police reports: Stealing mountain bikes, and more

    Lake Forest police reports: Stealing mountain bikes, and more
    The following were taken from Lake Forest police reports: A 22-year-old Waukegan man and a 29-year-old Round Lake Beach man were arrested on June 9 at 2:30 p.m. on Westleigh Road at Wallace Road and charged with the theft of two mountain bikes. A 61-...
  • Man charged with killing wife, disabled daughter, 17, in Waukegan

    Man charged with killing wife, disabled daughter, 17, in Waukegan
    A Waukegan man has been charged with strangling his wife and disabled 17-year-old daughter before injuring himself by cutting his wrists, authorities said. Anthony Marcus, 53, was ordered held on $5 million bail at the Lake County Jail on murder...
  • Authorities hope one murder holds key to another

     Authorities hope one murder holds key to another
    A DNA match has given new life to the troubled investigation into Holly Staker's 1992 rape and murder, and Lake County authorities are trying to solve her killing by reinvestigating a crime committed nearly a decade later. Attorneys revealed in court...
  • DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later

    DNA links murder and rape of Holly Staker, 11, to second murder 8 years later
    More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and killed in what became one of Lake County's most contentious prosecutions, DNA evidence from her 1992 case has been matched to a potential suspect in a second slaying that took place nearly...
  • No surprise here, but yes, Juan Rivera was innocent.

     
    Steve Mills and Dan Hinkel report: More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and murdered in one of Waukegan’s most contentious criminal cases, DNA evidence from her case has been matched to a potential suspect in a......
  • A network of biking trails winds through Lake County

    Letter to Editor This is in response to “Improved bike routes coming to Chicago suburbs” (News, May 25).  We appreciated this article bringing attention to the connection of trails and bike routes across the region. However, it failed to...