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2 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Palatine man pleads not guilty to alleged child solicitation

A Palatine man pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Thursday to charges he solicited sex from an undercover Lake County sheriff's detective posing as a 14-year-old boy, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Palatine, IL, Marijuana, Drugs

3 hrs ago | Lincolnshire Review

Lake County police train for school shooting scenario

While no one hopes the training will ever be put to use, five law enforcement agencies in northern Lake County participated in a drill this week to test how well they are prepared for an active shooter situation inside a school.

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Related Topix: Lake Villa, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, Antioch, IL, Grayslake, IL

7 hrs ago | Lincolnshire Review

Editorial: Traffic tech might save us, and the planet

If you could disconnect addiction to fossil fuels and perhaps save the planet, you'd likely support that.

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Related Topix: Buffalo Grove, IL, Hawthorn Woods, IL, Mundelein, IL, Opinion

11 hrs ago | Lake Forester

YCC crew restores historic landscape of Stevenson home over summer

Work to restore the historic home of Adlai Stevenson II surged ahead this summer through the blood, sweat - and possibly tears - of a Youth Conservation Corps crew.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Mettawa, IL, Lake Forest, IL

15 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Shakespeare play coming to Ryerson Woods

Shakespeare aficionados and neophytes can relax among the lush vegetation and the sound of crickets at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 1-3, when Citadel Theatre performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

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Related Topix: Riverwoods, IL, Theater, Arts, Lake Forest, IL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Herald

Round Lake gang member sentenced to 38 years in prison in murder of Zion teen

A Round Lake gang member convicted in May of being responsible for the 2012 murder of a Zion teen outside a minimart was sentenced Wednesday to 38 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Zion, IL, Round Lake, IL, Mundelein, IL

Daily Herald

Body found in Lyons Woods in Waukegan

The woman was discovered after a car was left overnight at the preserve, forest preserve Executive Director Ty Kovach told commissioners in an email Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

Man seeks withdrawal of plea in fatal stabbing

A Waukegan man wants to withdraw the guilty plea entered in connection with the stabbing death of a Round Lake man and the injuring of a teenager.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Round Lake, IL

Daily Herald

How the Route 53/120 extension could be funded

A panel studying ways to fund a proposed Route 53/120 extension into Lake County has eliminated some possibilities and will gather details on others in coming weeks.

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Related Topix: Libertyville, IL, Waukegan, IL, Gurnee, IL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Herald

Medical assistants train at CLC Lakeshore Campus for in-demand career

Jalpa Shah, who graduated from CLC in 2011, is a Certified Medical Assistant who works for Aurora Medical Group of Northern Illinois.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Skokie, IL

Daily Herald

Evanston woman sentenced to 18 months jail, 30 months probation, for...

An Evanston woman was sentenced to 18 months of periodic imprisonment and 30 months of intensive probation for selling heroin to a group of teens that resulted in the overdose death of a Vernon Hills girl in 2011.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Vernon Hills, IL, Gurnee, IL

Hispanic Business

Fitch Affirms Lake County, Illinois' Water and Sewer Revs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY Outstanding senior lien bonds are secured by a first lien on net revenues of the county's combined water and sewer system , while outstanding subordinate lien bonds are backed by a junior lien on net revenues.

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Daily Herald

Lake County trying new smart traffic light system

A new way to move traffic that reacts to actual conditions rather than estimates is getting a trial in Lake County.

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Related Topix: Buffalo Grove, IL, Hawthorn Woods, IL, Mundelein, IL

Northwest Herald

Judge orders 3 years for drug-induced homicide

Justin T. Hurt, of Round Lake Beach, pleaded guilty last week to a charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

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Related Topix: Round Lake Beach, IL, McHenry County, IL, Woodstock, IL, Johnsburg, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Herald

Judge: Elgin Mental health escapee to get fitness test

A judge Monday ordered a man who authorities say escaped custody of the Elgin Mental Health Center and led police on an eight-hour manhunt earlier this month to undergo a fitness test next week.

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Related Topix: Kane County, IL, Gurnee, IL

Daily Herald

Lake County counselor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen

A former program director for a Lake County youth home pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl earlier this year at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

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Related Topix: Waukegan, IL, Lake Villa, IL

Daily Herald

Runoff, flooding presentation:

The League of Women Voters Lake County and Faith in Place will present "Stormwater From the Ground Up" from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St. This program provides information for homeowners, business owners and community leaders about how to prevent the damage and pollution caused by stormwater ... (more)

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Lake Forester

Lake County doctors writing 'green' Rx for walks in nature

Walk with Docs Stroll through nature with doctors and naturalists: a 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 3, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve a 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve a 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve a 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve For more information, go to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fort Sheridan, IL, Grayslake, IL, Long Grove, IL, Mettawa, IL

Lake Forester

Tourism brought $1.2 billion to Lake County in 2013

Though Six Flags Great America isn't known for tossing around specific daily or seasonal attendance figures, Park President Hank Salemi offered a hint this week at how many people it has drawn to Gurnee since it opened in May 1976.

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Related Topix: Gurnee, IL, Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forester

Lake Forest's Jan Gibson embraces her new role at Genesee Theatre

No expense was spared in 1927 when the Genesee Theatre - a "deluxe palace" - was constructed and equipped with the latest technology to accommodate live theater, musical presentations and film.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Waukegan, IL, Lake Forest, IL

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