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  • Strike three! You're out, Lake County.

     
    Three times the Lake County State's Attorney's office has advanced at trial the shabby, threadbare proposition that Juan Rivera (right) murdered Holly Staker in Waukegan in 1992. Twice now, plainly skeptical appellate court panels have ruled that they did...
  • Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying

    Rivera freed after Lake County prosecutors stop seeking retrial in girl's '92 slaying
    Ending nearly 20 years in custody, Juan Rivera walked out of prison today hours after authorities said they will not challenge an appellate court’s reversal of his murder conviction in the 1992 slaying of 11-year-old babysitter Holly Staker....
  • Farewell to a beater

     
    We owned our 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan for 5,268 days -- just a bit shy of 14 and a half years -- before trading it in this week. And of the 128,915 miles we put on it, I was behind......
  • Shades of the Nighty-nightmare

     
    It was almost exactly 20 years ago that another school in Lake Forest District 67 was hit by a principal-related controversy -- a test-fixing scandal dubbed "The Nighty Nightmare" after the signature farewell of Cherokee School principal Linda Chase to......
  • Ray Bradbury's 90th birthday celebration begins

     
    Ray Bradbury doesn't officially turn 90 until Aug. 22, but a series of Bradbury celebrations kicked off Sunday with a tribute party at the Mystery and Imagination Bookstore. On Friday, fans and friends will ask the Los Angeles City Council......
  • Ray Bradbury hates big government: 'Our country is in need of a revolution'

     
    Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. “He should be announcing that we should go back to......
  • Ray Bradbury's close encounters with W.C. Fields, George Burns and ... Bo Derek?

     
    Susan King writes about classic Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times (and now for Hero Complex) and has interviewed many of the giants of cinema and pop culture over the decades. She says one of the more memorable encounters was......
  • Start the presses! Emanuel-free ballots to roll

     
    We're going to press with one less candidate for mayor...... Langdon D. Neal, Chairman, Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, referring to the printing of ballots for the Feb. 22 elections If Rahm Emanuel is restored to......
  • Recall alert: Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste

     
    Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. of Waukegan, Illinois is voluntarily recalling lot No. 11123 of its Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which...
  • Boy Accused of Sexually Assaulting 3-year old on School Bus

    Boy Accused of Sexually Assaulting 3-year old on School Bus
    CHICAGO -- Police are investigating allegations that a 3-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 12-year-old boy on a school bus. The incident, part of which was captured by bus surveillance-cameras, allegedly happened Friday afternoon. The 12-year-old...
  • Cancer patient claims discrimination

    Cancer patient claims discrimination
    Mary Ellen Hintz has not made it any secret that she has Stage IV breast cancer. She is bald from the chemotherapy treatments that started in June, but has largely carried on with life as usual. So she was surprised when she went to renew her apartment...