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If you think it's bad now, just wait; Munster town leaders advance Calumet Avenue realignment project

MUNSTER — One of the most notorious, nerve-wracking intersections in Lake County long has crippled commuter traffic for decades with seemingly no end in sight.But Town Manager Dustin Anderson wants to reassure the estimated 32,000-plus Region commuters that pass through the Calumet Avenue and 45th S

NWI.COM - 2018-10-21 10:00:00

Gurnee Police Chief Kevin Woodside to retire

"Under his leadership the Gurnee Police Department has strengthened relationships, increased safety, enhanced accessibility, improved transparency and employed technology," Kovarik said.


30 hours straight in a coffin? Six trying it at Six Flags Great America

All six participants, who have tombstones with their names on them, can win $300, two 2019 gold season passes to Great America, two express haunted house wrist bands, their wooden coffin and a shot at being in a parade. They'll be eliminated if they leave their caskets outside designated breaks.

DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-20 00:00:00

5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend

Melvin Klassen of Genoa dressed as a scary demon in last year's Nightmare on Chicago Street in Elgin. The Halloween party returns on Saturday, Oct. 20.Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2017


Mega Millions: Two People Matched 5 of 6 Winning Numbers in Illinois

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night's drawing. The numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-10-20 15:28:33

Thousands without power Saturday due to high wind

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Thousands are without power Saturday afternoon due to the high wind. A wind advisory remains in effect for most counties until 6 p.m. for wind gusts as high as 45 mph. As of 4:30 p.m. over 3,000 customers are without power. The highest concentration is in Milwaukee C

CBS 58 - 2018-10-20 21:35:00

Wilmot Elementary School reports 0.0% truancy rate

The school enrolled 498 students in the 2016-17 school year, and average daily attendance was at 96 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE - 2018-10-21 00:00:00

EB I-94 lanes partially blocked by overturned semi in Gurnee

GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) --Three of the four eastbound lanes of I-94 are blocked in Gurnee after a semi rolled over after coming off the Route 120 exit ramp Tuesday afternoon.Illinois State Tollway Police said the semi was carrying corrosive materials. The driver of the truck was not injured, but most lan


Gary police investigating after man found dead from gunshot at crash scene

GARY — Police opened a death investigation Friday after finding a man dead from a gunshot wound outside his vehicle, which had run head-on into a tree in the city's Glen Park section.Gary police were called about 6 a.m. to the intersection of 36th Avenue and Harrison Street for a single-car crash wi

NWI.COM - 2018-10-19 18:00:00

Stray horse gallops down busy highway in Pleasant Prairie

"It was definitely interesting," said officer Ben Arzikovic who was called to respond. "In this job, you get different calls but I wasn't expecting to get a call to where a horse was on the job."

TMJ4.COM - 2018-10-19 22:36:03

St. Charles Man Working at Cell Phone Store Accused of Sending Customer's Nude Photos to Himself

Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.Justin Devine booking photo(Kane County Jail photo)A St. Charles man is facing a criminal charge after he allegedly disseminated nude images of a customer at the cell phone store he works at in northern Kane County.The Kane County State's Attorney'

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-10-20 12:50:00

HOBO stores in trouble, may close

Formally called Home Owners Bargain Outlet, the firm said it is trying to sell its business, but at the same time is preparing to shut down and liquidate.

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2018-10-19 23:43:00

Hoffman Estates teacher resigns amid allegations of inappropriate relationship with past student

"It just popped out of nowhere, honestly, not something anyone would have known. An email went out to parents from the principal to let everyone know," said Joaquin Mendez, student.

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-10-19 23:50:23

EB I-94 lakes mostly blocked by overturned semi in Gurnee

GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) --Three of the four eastbound lanes of I-94 are blocked in Gurnee after a semi rolled over after coming off the Route 120 exit ramp Tuesday afternoon.Illinois State Tollway Police said the semi was carrying corrosive materials. The driver of the truck was not injured, but most lan


Kenosha County Sheriff investigating Central High School Snapchat threat, classes canceled due to absences

According to Sheriff, around 10 p.m., Thursday night, an anonymous person posted, "CHS School Shooting 10-19-18 Be Ready," on Snapchat. Users are able to create posts that disappear on the picture and video sending app, which made it hard to determine the original sender.

CBS 58

Deerfield Man Kidnapped, Assaulted, Murdered Wife: Indictment

WAUKEGAN, IL — A Lake County grand jury indicted a Deerfield man on charges he raped and murdered his wife inside their home last month. Gary A. Kamen, 55, intended to stab his 53-year-old wife Karyn to death after kidnapping her and holding her against her will on Sept. 20 at their home on Peachtre

PATCH - 2018-10-19 17:52:50

Grayslake Central High School, Grayslake, Illinois - October 2018

Grayslake Central High School is a 9-12 school in District 127, and is located at 400 N Lake Street in Grayslake, Illinois. There are currently 143 homes for sale ranging from $25,000 to $8,275,000.


Relentless Lake County investigators net latest indictment in Latin Kings case that includes charges in 1999 double homicide

The Lake County prosecutor's office dropped murder charges against Jeremiah Shane Farmer, 37, of Hammond, in 2002, but investigators never gave up on the case, U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II said.

NWI.COM - 2018-10-19 15:50:00

Gurnee Village Board met October 8.

· Health Insurance Plan’s Stop Loss Coverage a period of 12 months with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois at an estimated cost of $414,261.00 and $17,168.00 for aggregate coverage; and


Amber Alert Canceled After Baby Taken by Man Fleeing Traffic Stop in Illinois

The man, whose nickname is "Boopa," was driving with the child's mother to Madison, Wisconsin, police said Illinois State Police An Amber Alert has been canceled Thursday after a 7-month-old girl was taken by a man fleeing police during a traffic stop in Illinois. The man, whose nickname is "Boopa,"