| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Fox Lake and Mundelein.
I am writing to support an increase in Illinois' minimum wage.
I live in a community in which many of the residents work for minimum wage — or less. People are struggling,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Families move to Libertyville for the schools, but they stayed because of the vibrant, interesting and growing community.
We all know Libertyville is not an inexpensive place to live. However, as with most things in Illinois, you get what you pay for....
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A Gurnee woman faces felony charges after authorities said she was responsible for defacing 20 Lake County houses of worship with red spray paint.
Meghan Heinze, 22, appeared in court this morning on charges of criminal defacement to property at a place...
| 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 13, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Officials working on plans to extend Illinois Highway 53 into Lake County met Thursday to discuss ways to pay for the project, with an eye toward figuring out the financing this year.
With the extension projected to cost between $2.56 billion and $2....
| Feb 5, 2014
In April 2012, Barbara Solheim and her then-4-year-old granddaughter, Sophia, walked into Deerfield's Village Hall with a request: Change the village law to allow chickens.
About 10 months later, after hearing from Solheim and other residents, Deerfield...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The voices of schoolchildren filled a Lake County church with song Wednesday morning as a community mourned an 11-year-old girl and prayed for the sister accused of killing her.
Mourners at the funeral for Dora Betancourt at St. John Lutheran Church...
| 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:...
| 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....
| Jan 22, 2014
Two Libertyville school districts are participating in a new program that tracks the flu in students and gives data to Lake County officials about how well the kids are handling the illness.
The Lake County Health Department organized four different...
| 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...