| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Accurate enrollment figures for North Shore public schools won't come into focus until well after school starts, but an informal survey of area districts does not suggest big changes.
Figures from Lake County Regional Office of Education for the...
| Aug 5, 2013
The crusade is about to begin — to enroll thousands of uninsured Lake County residents in health care plans.
Starting Oct. 1, Lake County organizations and government departments will begin their campaign to find uninsured residents and educate...
| Jul 28, 2013
During an interrogation that stretched for more than 24 hours, James Edwards confessed to three murders, Waukegan detectives said, enough to make him a serial killer.
He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in two of the slayings — the...
| Jul 10, 2013
The following items were taken from police records:
•A 56-year-old Lake Zurich man was arrested in the 100 block of Pine Tree Row on July 2 at 7:43 p.m. on a Lake County failure to appear warrant on traffic related charges.
| Jun 23, 2013
It’s finally camping season. But before you pack up your car and head to the campgrounds, there are a few things you need to know to make sure this trip goes off without a hitch.
The first rule of camping is to leave all your technology behind,...
| Jul 4, 2013
Lake Bluff officials have approved a second reading of final plans to allow Target to build a store on 14 acres formerly occupied by Shepard Chevrolet near Illinois Route 176 and Waukegan Road.
The approval follows several months of discussion and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Superstorm Sandy dumped 60,000 cubic yards of sand into the mouth of Waukegan Harbor last fall, clogging the entrance.
Nearby, beaches have grown thin, in part because all the sand is getting trapped in Waukegan.
The solution to both problems seemed...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A judge set bail today at $50,000 for a long-time Benedictine monk accused of trying to abduct a 14-year-old girl in far north suburban Antioch this week.
Thomas M. Chmura, 57, of the 12600 block of 224th Avenue in Benet Lake, Wis., appeared in Lake...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In order to facilitate the growth of community and (I hope) promote somewhat more civil exchanges, I’m starting an occasional feature in which regulars tell us a bit more about themselves. Commenter ID: Wendy Real name: Wendy Clark Gender: Female......
| Mar 5, 2013
The Illinois Tollway this year will go full speed on a $12 billion construction program, touting it as a jobs generator that will put an estimated 120,000 people to work over 15 years.
But while additional billions in increased tolls already are adding...
| Mar 19, 2013
Q: Can you please tell me the difference between powdered vanilla and liquid vanilla. Is one stronger? Can you only use the powdered for cooking? I ruined a "no cook" icing recipe using the powdered form and have been afraid to use it ever since. Also are...