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Round Lake area mayors tout cooperation at luncheon

The leaders of the four villages that make up the Round Lake area touted their cooperation over the past year at a Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday. Terry Lumpkins, who has been mayor of Round Lake Heights for 26 years, said he feels the current mayors collaborate better than an


Waukegan man pleads not guilty to charges that he beat 4-year-old to death over spilled juice

A man charged with the beating death of a 4-year-old Waukegan girl — allegedly after she spilled juice on a game console — pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of first-degree murder.


Illinois Emergency Management Agency warns residents to brace for weekend storm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare for this weekend's blast of winter weather, which is forecasted to dump between 4"-8" of snow on northern Illinois, followed by cold arctic air that will bring single digit temperatures to the state.


Winning season helps Round Lake overcome its biggest loss

In a season that has seen Round Lake girls basketball experience its most success in a decade, it still hurts Diane Flade. Not her left foot, which the guard broke 13 months ago, causing her to miss half her junior season.


Round Lake Park investigating conflict between two groups that led to gunfire

An investigation was ongoing in Round Lake Park after cars and a home were hit by gunfire Tuesday night, allegedly after two groups of mainly teenagers got into a dispute, according to authorities.


86.8 percent of Round Lake Beach teachers stay put; average earns $66,674.10 per year

More than 86.8 percent of teachers stay at Round Lake Beach Elementary School year to year, according to the 2018 three-year average in the latest Illinois schools report card.


The Polar Vortex Has Fractured, Illinois Will Get Hit Hard

Illinois residents had it very easy in December and the first half of January, but severe and punishing weather changes are ahead, that may last up to six to eight weeks, thanks to a fracture in the Polar Vortex.


Forecast luncheon planned in Lake County

GURNEE – The 2019 Forecast Lake County Luncheon, presented by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, will take place Jan. 17. Every year, the event provides all of Lake County’s business and government leaders a chance to examine the economic issues, challenges and opportunities that are expected thro


All Lanes Open Following ‘Serious Crash’ On I-294 In Northbrook

Chicago (CBS) — A “serious crash” between an SUV and a tractor trailer closed all north and southbound lanes of I-294 at Willow Road in Northbrook, according to Illinois State Police.


Volunteers sought for Lake County homeless count

Volunteers are being sought for the annual Unsheltered Homeless Point in Time Count to be conducted from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Volunteers search throughout Lake County to interview and assist unsheltered homeless people. The information is used to determine where resources shoul


Mechanic, Round Lake Park police team up to give abandoned bikes new riders

Hand sanitizer was not the preferred option, but it worked in a pinch for Patrick Tracy, a bike mechanic on a mission in the Round Lake Park police garage. Tracy was attaching new hand grips to one of 11 bicycles he was tending to Wednesday as part of a new program to repurpose what might otherwise


1 Illinois offender paroled in zip code 60083 in 3rd quarter of 2018

One offender released on parole during the third quarter lives near Illinois zip code 60083, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Lake County Gazette.


Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse: When To See Red In Illinois

ILLINOIS — A supermoon and total lunar eclipse will coincide Jan. 20-21 in a rare celestial occurrence that will be visible across North America. Whether you'll be able to see this event — also known for reasons we'll get into later as a "blood moon" and a "wolf moon" — in Illinois is dependent on t


Learn about snowy owls at program in Libertyville

Snowy owls will be the topic of the Lake County Audubon Society meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave. Featured speaker John Engel will discuss the arrival of thousands of snowy owls into the northern tier of states, including the Chicago area, from the


Statewide test results: 74 percent of Round Lake Beach failed English language arts

About 26 percent of Round Lake Beach Elementary School students passed annual English language arts assessments in 2018 and nearly three quarters of students failed, according to a Lake County Gazette analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.


Police: Argument between groups of teens ends in gunfire, injuries

Round Lake Park police are investigating an argument between two groups of teens that led to gunfire and three injuries late Tuesday, authorities said. Police Chief George Filenko said a group of teens confronted a second group about 10 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Forest Glen Drive. The dispu


Woman Gets Prison In Drug Deal With Kid In Car

MCHENRY, IL -- A 46-year-old woman who was busted with cocaine in her car after a caller let police know of a suspicious person in a Walgreens parking lot has been sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said. Magnolia Vasquez-Morales, of the 3200 block of Meadow Lane in McHenry, entered a gu


Illinois State Police conducting roadside safety checks in February

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Illinois State Police announced scheduled roadside safety checks for the month of February. Troopers will be on the lookout for drivers to stop what they call the fatal four violations:


18-year-old Crystal Lake woman cited after 3-vehicle crash

An 18-year-old Crystal Lake woman was issued a citation after a three-vehicle crash Wednesday at Route 14 and Exchange Drive in Crystal Lake. Sarah Caspari was driving a Honda Odyssey eastbound on Route 14 when she attempted to turn left onto Exchange Drive and struck a Ford Focus westbound on Route


Girl accused of stabbing father over online relationship

TWIN LAKES, Wis. - A 14-year-old Kenosha County girl is accused of stabbing her father in the face after they argued about her online relationship. Police were called to an apartment in Twin Lakes Sunday where they found the wounded father. Investigators say they learned the 38-year-old man and his