| Apr 1, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Celebrating the start of the first major aspect of a $163 million plan to upgrade facilities, the College of Lake County held a groundbreaking ceremony March 30 for its new Science and Engineering Building in Grayslake.
A three-story, 41,900-square-foot...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Court reporters and officials in Lake County Circuit Court breathed a collective sigh of relief Thursday afternoon when the Illinois Senate narrowly approved a budget fix that addressed a shortfall in funding for the courthouse duty.
Lake County's 21...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:57 AM
Illinois' 17 year olds want freedom more than any other group of people under the age of retirement — and they are back in Springfield, demanding more.
And, with statistics that show what that voting block has been up to, legislators are...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:19 PM
Henrietta Reder spent years trying to find a safe place for her son, John, who has autism and at times can be violent.
The Wheeling family's quest to find adequate care for their son took them as far as Lacrosse, Wis., but it always ended with John...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:07 PM
If Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators can't agree on a budget fix in less than two months, money that pays court reporters throughout the state is projected to run out — raising the specter that already stressed and crowded felony courts...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:26 AM
Wednesday, Feb. 18
Antioch Chamber of Commerce: Women's Networking Special Valentine's Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Lodge of Antioch, 899 Main St. Speaker will be the ladies from the Friends of the Antioch Public Library.Cost is $12 and...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:07 AM
Leslie Munger, appointed by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner as state comptroller, awaits a possible vote by legislators Thursday on whether she'll serve for the full four years or will face an election challenge in 2016.
That has been at issue since the death...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Judy Baar Topinka's passing Wednesday came six years almost to the day after the arrest of Rod Blagojevich and more than eight years after she more or less predicted for a Lake County audience what was to come of her opponent in the 2006 race for...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
With the minimum wage debate raging across the country, state and Chicago area, Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley said this week that he doesn't see a similar move taking shape in his community anytime soon.
"I've been busier than a one-armed boxer trying to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan convincingly fended off Republicans who were struggling Tuesday to cut into his lopsided Democratic majority by even a single seat.
The effort to reduce the Democrat's 71-47 edge represented a critical test for...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election.
It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19 majority, and only seven seats are contested. If Republicans...