| May 21, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Thomas D. Washburne Sr., a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Ober/Kaler whose specialty was estate planning, died Tuesday of an unknown neurological disorder at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 86.
The son of Hempstead Washburne, a lawyer, and Mary...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East: Illinois
Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central: Michigan State Rudolfo Antuna, Crete-Monee: St. Xavier
Jamal Baggett, Oak Park: Akron
Brandon Barry, St. Charles East: Illinois State
Matt Biegalski, Wheaton North:...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:24 PM
News briefs from around Lake Forest and Libertyville.
City Manager Bob Kiely has been appointed to the Illinois Municipal League's Legislative Committee, which lobbies for municipalities and for keeping decision-making...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Lake County municipalities are dealing with subzero temperatures and snow for the second time in a month, and now officials say they are trying to conserve their resources to survive the rest of the winter.
Lake Forest and Libertyville officials say...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Officials in Lake Forest and Libertyville are cutting back on salt to conserve their stores in hopes it will last through the winter.
Snow showers again hit Lake County, bringing in 2 to 4 inches of snow today, according to the National Weather Service....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Lake Forest has passed a resolution, which may be the state's first, urging voters to learn about efforts to put an amendment on the November ballot calling for an apolitical means of changing legislative district boundaries.
Yes for Independent Maps...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:34 PM
With snow melting and more precipitation arriving, Lake County towns are doing what they can to try and prevent flooding.
Lake Zurich Public Works Manager Mike Brown said the next 24 hours will be especially challenging for crews working quickly to...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Twenty-first century Fort Sheridan is a charming neighborhood set on dramatic ravines along Lake Michigan.
The Lake County Forest Preserve and the municipalities of Lake Forest, Highland Park and Highwood converge throughout the former United States Army...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Steve Lunardi, Jr., recently told a standing-room-only crowd in Lake Forest how he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while attending Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and then became a heroin addict.
"It took over my life. … It'...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Wednesday was the 45th day this winter there has been measurable snow in the Chicago area.
That's the most days of snow through March 5 in 129 years of snow records, according to WGN-TV's Chicago Weather Center. This winter also moved closer to another...