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Heat issues send Waukegan students to hospital

A number of Waukegan High School students participating in a JROTC event Saturday were sent to area hospitals for heat-related issues, according to the Waukegan Fire Department. District 60 spokesman Nick Alajakis said the Bulldog Olympics is an annual event where all JROTC companies are invited to

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 20:09:00

Police: 2 armed robberies happened 20 minutes apart in Waukegan

Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened 20 minutes apart Thursday night in north suburban Waukegan. The first robbery happened about 9:25 p.m. when a male was approached by two men who robbed him in the 900 block of Judge Place, according to Waukegan police. The first suspect was

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-22 20:35:00

Gurnee, Waukegan mayors say red-light camera intersections seeing fewer tickets and fewer accidents

Two veteran red light camera towns in Lake County are reporting that both accidents and revenue are down as residents have become accustomed to the presence of the devices at major intersections. In Gurnee, Mayor Krysti Kovarik said Friday that municipal revenue from the village's four red light cam

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 23:28:00

Water-main work to slow Waukegan traffic on eastbound Belvidere Road into October

Waukegan officials warned this week that traffic on eastbound Belvidere Road between Green Bay Road and Keller Avenue will be impacted over the next three weeks by a water-main replacement project. According to a statement released by the city, daily lane closures will be needed on Belvidere from Pi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 17:47:28

Volunteers spruce up homes of Lake County veterans

Navy veteran Alex Jones said he was "overwhelmed and quite emotional" seeing a group of people making upgrades to his townhouse in North Chicago Saturday. Inside the 54-year-old veteran's townhouse, new blinds and a doorbell were installed, a screen door was replaced and walls got a fresh coat of

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 20:53:52

Use bug encounters as learning opportunities

I'm not a big bug person, as in I don't have a collection or anything, but I do find them very interesting to look at, especially dragonflys, most bees (I spy on them while they work the flowers) and, of course, butterflies and moths. I have no qualms with spiders outside the house, my better half d

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 15:53:00

Knee Pain A Common Orthopedic Complaint

My aching knees - a topic that drew a crowd of both young and older attendees to a lecture recently held at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville. During a "Lunch and Learn" session featuring Zachary Domont, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Advocate Medical Group Orthopedics, various

PATCH - 2017-09-24 17:14:36

Local Lake Forest Jobs: Abbot, Grainger, Thoughtwavesoft

To find out who is hiring in Lake Forest this week, we've assembled a list of the latest positions to open up on the Patch Jobs Board. Check out dozens of recently posted area jobs below, click through to read about the position find out how to apply or click on the name of the company to find if it

PATCH - 2017-09-25 04:45:23

Protect yourself from identity theft: An explainer

I want to take this space to explain a little more about the various steps one can take to guard against theft of your money or identity, because it's been in the news so much lately, and I know it can all be confusing. First, what are we afraid of here? Three things: 1) A thief uses your existing c

KENOSHA NEWS.COM - 2017-09-25 06:45:00

Boater assists men whose kayak capsized at North Pier

A boater assisted two men whose kayak overturned in the water at Kenosha's North Pier on Sunday. According to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Dylan Bassett, the men were already being assisted in the 10:48 a.m. Incident when the authorities arrived. The boater had pulled both men, who had been wearin

KENOSHA NEWS.COM - 2017-09-25 01:56:00

Disappointed by many Foxconn 'no' votes

As a retired AMC/Chrysler employee, I remember when the plant was the largest employer in Kenosha. Because of the family-supporting jobs at AMC/Chrysler, small businesses all around Kenosha were thriving. I am shocked and disappointed that three county board supervisors, including mine in District 1

KENOSHA NEWS.COM - 2017-09-25 11:00:00

MY TURN: Darlene Jaffe-Sandberg

Once upon a time, many years ago, a girl met a boy while they both attended the same high school. They were only 15. The girl's parents thought that she was too young to date and told her she must wait until her 16th birthday. Months passed and when she became 16 she still wanted to date this boy. H

KENOSHA NEWS.COM - 2017-09-25 11:00:00

Revisionist history of GOP, President Obama

In his recent VOP (Sept. 18), Bill Cheney seemed appalled that there are some Democrats who believe that President Trump could face impeachment if he collaborated with the Russian government to interfere in our presidential election. Mr. Cheney boasted of the decency, goodness, and purity that was t

KENOSHA NEWS.COM - 2017-09-25 11:00:00

Maytag names Bedford 'Dependable Leader'

You could say Dennis Bedford is closing out his career on a high note. Bedford, who served as Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha's youth empowerment director for decades, retired this summer with a legacy that has long been noticed locally by generations of Kenosha residents. More recently, however, a v

KENOSHA NEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 21:24:00

One killed in mass shooting at Antioch church, Nashville police say

At least one person has been killed and seven others have been injured at a church shooting in Antioch. The shooter was wounded and is being treated at the hospital, according to Metro Nashville Police. Police say the gunman opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, killing a woman and injur

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2017-09-24 16:49:05

9 suburban students taken to hospital due to excessive heat

WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- Fire officials said nine high school students were transported to hospitals after they were overcome by the heat. This happened on this field right across the street from Waukegan High School's Brookside Campus. Witnesses said the students were participating in the JROTC Bulldog Ol

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-23 22:21:27

Lake County veterans react to 'powerful' documentary on Vietnam War

Some Vietnam veterans who attended a Friday therapy session held at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago didn't really need to watch "The Vietnam War," the new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick being broadcast this month on PBS. They'd been there and

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 22:06:22

CLC student literary magazine wins first place award; five contributors win individual awards

The 2017 edition of Prairie Voices, the College of Lake County's literary arts magazine, has won first place (central division) in the Community College Humanities Association Annual Literary Magazine Contest. CLC's magazine also won first place in 2016 and 2014. In addition, five CLC students' work

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 21:20:12

Police: Two charged with soliciting without a license

DUI Coarine T. Jones, 27, of Palos Hills was charged with driving under the influence and failure to signal before making a turn Sept. 9. She was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court on Oct. 11 in Waukegan. Possession of cannabis Alexander J. Weiger, 24, of Elmhurst was c

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 15:56:00

Moran: Wake me up when September heat wave ends

A strange, unsettling sound could be heard on Thursday around lunchtime while walking past a playground outside a central Lake County school. Silence. Complete and creepy silence. Normally, the September air would be filled with the shouts and laughter of children released from their classroom shack

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 22:38:32