| Jul 10, 2014
Robert W. Depke, a major political player who twice served as chairman of the Lake County Board, was nicknamed "Bulldozer Bob" for his pro-development initiatives.
But it was his role in the 1990s in helping to stop the closing and perhaps razing of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Misuse of prescription drugs can lead to heroin abuse, Village of Grayslake Chief of Police Phillip Perlini recently learned.
That's one reason he suggested the village start a prescription drug collection program. Since June 25, residents have been...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Sixteen people were taken to area hospitals after a six-vehicle crash including a semi-truck happened on I-94 outside of Gurnee, police said.
All lanes were reopened by 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 94 near Grand Avenue after several lanes were shut down as...
| May 14, 2014
From a tiny acorn comes a mighty oak tree, and from a small change in one yard comes a leap toward improving the health of a region's landscape.
At least, that's the belief espoused by Conserve Lake County, a Grayslake-based nonprofit heading into its...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 3:38 PM
With winter finally waning, Lake County residents soon will need to watch for detours and closures caused by new and uncompleted road projects.
The county will spend $170 million on roads this year, the largest annual expenditure for transportation in...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:49 AM
The following items were taken from Deerfield police reports.
A Deerfield man, 20, was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor after being found lying unconscious in a driveway on the 1300 block of Carlisle Place, at 7:25 a.m. July 5.
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Lake County voters on Tuesday appeared ready to send both an official from the coroner's office and a county commissioner to the general election, while voters in Libertyville looked poised to defeat a request for money to update a historic building....
| May 5, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Starting June 1, Mundelein residents will see a 10 percent hike on their water bills, after officials approved the town's first rate increase on water and sewer in the last three years.
With an estimated $14.25 million in improvements needed on the...
| 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...