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Illinois' worst 100 grade school ELA scores: Where does your school district rank?

Grade school districts in Zion, North Chicago and Beach Park ranked among Illinois' lowest for reading aptitude, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the annual Partnership For Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ("PARCC") examination, Illinois public school stu


Lake-effect snow falling across Chicago area for morning commute; Winter Weather Advisory for Lake County

CHICAGO -- A steady light snow will continue into Monday forenoon across the Chicago area, diminishing slowly from the west with the emphasis shifting to a band of lake-effect snow showers expected to shift south from Lake and McHenry Counties into Cook and DuPage Counties, eventually curving around


New Illinois mileage bill would tax drivers by the mile

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com)-- A new bill introduced Thursday would impose a tax on each mile driven by Illinois motorists. The bill, which was proposed by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, would create a pilot program that would charge motorists per the mile. Drivers who voluntarily participate in the program would pay


Addiction Researchers Question Illinois Plan To Swap Cannabis For Opioids.

Advocates of Illinois’ “Opioid Alternative Pilot Program,” which allows patients eligible for an opioid prescription the option to receive medical cannabis instead, argue that drug is proven to be the safer and less addictive option. But addiction researchers writing in this month’s edition of the J


GURNEE PARK DISTRICT: Working out is better as a team!

Gurnee Park District issued the following announcement on Feb. 11. Interview with Bride-To-Be Jackie Russo, FitNation Gurnee Visitor. Both avid gym goers, soon to be married Jackie Russo and Patrick Tauber met at Illinois State University's Rec Center. After dating for 4 ½ years, they will tie the k


Analysis: Antioch administrators rank 274th in state for average pay

Administrators in Antioch Community Consolidated School District 34 earn an average of $106,975 per year, ranking 274th out of 864 districts in the state, according to a Lake County Gazette analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.


Cheers! Illinois has the cheapest beer in the country

If you’ve seriously considered moving after this year’s polar vortex, here’s a good reason to stay. Illinois is the cheapest state in the country to buy a case of beer. That’s according to Simply.Thirfty.Thrive, a personal finance blog that calculated the average cost of a 24-pack of Bud Light and M


Snowfall Totals: Lake County Hit The Hardest

CHICAGO (CBS)–Snowfall between Sunday and Monday totaled close to nine inches in some areas, while other areas got an inch or two. On the higher end of the snowfall totals for the Chicago area, Buffalo Grove had 8.7 inches, according to the National Weather Service. In Lake County, Riverwoods had 8.


CITY OF WAUKEGAN: Public Notice - City of Waukegan Amendment to the 2018 Annual Action Plan

City of Waukegan issued the following announcement on Feb. 12. Waukegan is an entitlement community eligible to receive assistance under the United States Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In accordance with HUD rules/regulations, the City will host a public hearing to obtain in


Vernon Hills police: Man found with cocaine while at Uncle Julio's restaurant

The following items were taken from Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills police reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. David G. Ogg, 49, of the 300 block of Town Place Circle in Buffalo Grove, was charged Feb. 2 with child endangerment. Police said Ogg left


Lake County Lines: Winthrop Harbor takes step toward generating economic development

A proposed special taxing district along Winthrop Harbor’s commercial corridor cleared its first hurdle earlier this month. The Winthrop Harbor Village Board voted on a series of ordinances Feb. 5 that start the process that could ultimately lead to the creation of a tax-increment financing district


Illinois woman claims SE Iowa lottery ticket worth millions

CLIVE, Iowa — An Illinois woman has plans to buy a house and a new car and get a big jump start on her retirement planning now that she has won a $2 million Powerball prize. “If I do it right, this should set me up for the rest of my life,” Lisa Hays said as she claimed her prize Monday at Iowa Lott


Selle: Going green a bright deal Waukegan can’t pass up

Waukegan officials can disprove Kermit the Frog’s lament: “It’s not easy being green.” The city is exploring plans to join a group making it easier for residents and businesses to install solar and wind power energy collectors.


Aurora communities mourn shooting victims in Illinois

Communities in Aurora, Illinois, held emotional vigils over the weekend for the victims of the deadly workplace shooting. Police identified the shooter as a disgruntled worker who was in the process of being fired. NBC’s Ron Mott reports for TODAY.


Man charged with trying to grab cop’s gun in Round Lake Beach

A man has been charged with trying to take a Round Lake Beach police officer’s gun Sunday night in the north suburb. The officer was called shortly before 8 p.m. to perform a well-being check after someone spotted a truck parked in the middle of the road in the 900 block of Kenilworth Drive in Round


Cubs' Tom Ricketts addresses racist email controversy, Sinclair TV deal and free-agency collusion charges

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts addressed the media Monday morning in Mesa and discussed several issues, including Joe Ricketts’ controversial emails, the television deal with Sinclair, Addison Russell, free agency and more.


Election 2019: 8th Ward candidates differ on whether casino should be part of Waukegan's future

Economic development is at the top of the priority list for the two 8th Ward candidates vying for the Democratic slot on the April ballot, but they disagree over whether a casino should be among that development.


Kenosha declares snow emergency until Monday afternoon

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The City of Kenosha has declared a snow emergency for Sunday night into Monday. The emergency starts Sunday, February 17 at 10 p.m. and lasts until Monday, February 18 at 5 p.m.

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One in custody after bar fight in Kenosha

KENOSHA, WI (CBS 58) -- One person was taken into custody following an early morning disturbance at a Kenosha bar. According to the Kenosha police, around 1:45 AM Sunday, a large group of people were reported to be fighting at the Lotus Sports Bar at 60th Street and 33rd Avenue. When officers arrive

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Kenosha man arrested for domestic violence

Police arrested a Kenosha man accused of choking and attempting to strangle a woman while at their home Thursday. The man was taken into custody following the 10:15 a.m. incident, according to a Kenosha Police Department report, which redacted the location of incident.