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  • DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction

    DNA threatens strength of Lake County conviction
    Drops of blood found at the murder scene didn't match the suspect or victim in the beating death of a respected 71-year-old Waukegan appliance store owner, but the jury was told that didn't clear the alleged killer, James Edwards. A prosecutor...
  • Lake County looks within to tackle obesity

    Lake County looks within to tackle obesity
    Last year, Debra Wells got a wake-up call in the form of congestive heart failure. At 44, the Waukegan resident's weight had crept up to more than 400 pounds. After spending weeks in intensive care, then being sent home with an oxygen tank, Wells said to...
  • A verdict, but not the end

    Will Orpet was guilty. That was clear to the newspapers as his trial began in the summer of 1916, and it appeared equally clear to the people of Lake County: It took 23 days and more than 1,200 interviews to find a dozen men who said they could view the...
  • Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes

    Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes
    Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment. Records obtained by the Tribune...
  • Just outside Chicago, a major polluter lurks

    Just outside Chicago, a major polluter lurks
    From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits. But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
  • What's French about French vanilla?

    What's French about French vanilla?
    Q: Vanilla versus French vanilla. Explain, please! —Tracey Thomas, San Francisco A: Vanilla bean varieties are often named for where they're grown, like Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico. That's not the case with French vanilla. The name refers not to...
  • Book review: 'Hot Pink' by Adam Levin

    Book review: 'Hot Pink' by Adam Levin
    Hot Pink Adam Levin McSweeney's Books: 211 pp., $22 In the nine years it took Adam Levin to write his 1,030-page novel "The Instructions" (2010), he was also publishing short fiction. Those pieces, plus a few more, are gathered in the trim collection...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast July 6, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Brian Van Holt was born in Waukegan, Ill., on this date in 1969. This birthday guy currently appears in the recurring role of Bobby Cobb on the series "Cougar Town." Holt previously starred in the TV shows "John From Cincinnati" and...
  • Ex-Illini Richmond pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation

    Ex-Illini Richmond pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation
    Jereme Richmond, the Waukegan basketball phenom whose rise was derailed by college struggles and a criminal case, received 18 months of probation today after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, his attorney said. The Lake County court...
  • Rivera conviction overturned

    The Illinois Appellate Court has reversed the first-degree murder conviction of Juan Rivera Jr., who was found guilty in three jury trials of the 1992 murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker. Rivera was convicted for the third time in 2009 despite DNA...
  • Lake County prosecutors delay dropping murder charge against man in '94 slaying

     Lake County prosecutors delay dropping murder charge against man in '94 slaying
    Ten days after announcing murder charges against a man whose DNA matched blood found at the scene of a 1994 slaying at a Waukegan appliance store, a Lake County prosecutor asked a judge today for more time to do paperwork before dropping the charges...
  • Take Metra to your biking getaway

    Take Metra to your biking getaway
    Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike. The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...